RoundTable’s 2018 Initiatives

It’s been an amazing year, and together with our clients, we’ve all gone through a lot of changes and growth. One of our core values here at RoundTable is “continuous improvement,” and we want to take a moment to communicate to you some of the goals that we’ve set for ourselves to improve and serve you at the highest level possible.

FAQ About Meltdown and Spectre

If you have been following the news, you have no doubt heard about the latest cybersecurity vulnerabilities that were discovered called, respectively, Meltdown and Spectre.

At present, RoundTable’s recommendation is you follow normal guidelines for cybersecurity. Keep your systems patched with up-to-to-date software. This includes ALL software and all devices.

Beyond that, there is nothing else actionable we recommend at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates if we think there is something actionable that falls outside standard recommendations.

Is Google Drive Sync going away?

Yes and no. The older tool (Google Drive for Mac/PC) is being replaced by Backup and Sync, which functions much the same way as the existing Google Drive for Mac/PC.

The earlier sync client, Drive for Mac/PC, will no longer be supported by Google as of December 11, 2017 and will be discontinued and cease to function as of March 12, 2018.

As another alternative as of September 26th, 2017, Google has made a new service called “Drive File Stream” available to G Suite (formerly Google Apps) customers.

Google’s “Not Secure” Warning

What is this exactly?
Beginning October 1, 2017, Google’s Chrome browser will show a “Not secure” warning on any website where visitors enter text into a form on any page that is not encrypted. This can include things like “Contact Us” forms, newsletter subscriptions or even simple search.

About the Petya Malware Outbreak

We are currently following updates about a new ransomware attack using a variant malicious code known as “Petya”. This is part of a new wave of multi-vector ransomware attacks that some are calling “ransomworm” which takes advantage of timely exploits.

About “WannaCry”

It’s a ransomware attack with the ability to self-propagate. It also uses exploits from the April Shadow Brokers dump of NSA hacking tools. The WannaCry attack began on Friday, May 12th and spread rapidly through Europe and the rest of the world, affecting millions of systems.

Getting a Website That Works

At RoundTable, we may be techies, but when it came to our website, we found ourselves encountering many of the same challenges that our clients ask us to solve for them. Over time, we found that our original WordPress site wasn’t meeting our needs, and we were struggling to routinely manage and update the site in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Our offices will be closed on October 21st from 2-5 p.m. EST and after-hours support will be in effect for emergencies. Please contact us with any questions.Contact Us