AtNetPlus, Inc., leader in information technology and web solutions, today announced that the company has been honored with its seventh consecutive Cascade Capital Business Growth Award. This year, the award recognizes 43 companies in seven Northeast Ohio counties that have shown a growth in sales and/or an increase of full-time employees over the past five years. The winners were announced at the 20th Annual Awards Ceremony.
As one of only seven companies recognized in the Technology category, AtNetPlus gained nearly 70% in sales growth for the past five years. In 2013, 6 new employees were added to AtNetPlus.
“To qualify for this recognition for the seventh time speaks volumes of how far we have come. We will continue to work hard to provide great IT solutions to our clients,” stated President Jim Laber.
Jay Mellon, CEO, also states, “We plan to continue this positive growth, and will keep moving forward. We aim to offer up-to-date technology solutions to meet the ever-changing demands for small and medium-sized businesses. We strive to provide the best products and services for our clients and continue to grow our well-trained team.”
AtNetPlus President Jim Laber (left) and CEO Jay Mellon (right) with Robert Filipiak, Executive Director of Cascade Capital Corporation.
Cyber security is an ongoing necessity in such a technological world. With October being National Cyber Security Awareness Month, having helpful reminders of common cyber threats is always a good thing.
Phishing is one of the common cyber threats on the Internet today. Phishing allows for criminals to gather your personal information by using brand names to lure you into clicking. You may receive an email from a well-known company, but is it really from that company?
There are some ways you can identify a phishing attempt in your email:
- Hover over the hyperlink in your inbox (a little box with the destination website name should pop up) to legitimize the sender. For example, if you receive an email from AtNetPlus.com, the domain should typically be AtNetPlus.com; not AtNotPlvs.com, ANetPius.com, or some other variation. Also check to see if the name is within the country. If you receive an email from amazon.ca (Amazon Canada) and you live within the United States (where it would be amazon.com), you are most likely being phished. This also works if you hover over the link within the email.
- If the email itself is plain text and has no images, this is more likely a phishing attempt. A normal email from a company would have a mixture of pictures and text.
- The same rules for detecting Spam applies to phishing as well. Incorrect grammar or spelling, suspicious attachments, asking for personal information, foreign language, and anything that seems “too good to be true” are all indicators of a possible phishing email.
Help protect yourself from phishing. Learn the indicators, and stop phishing before it occurs.
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