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Winxnet Launches Managed Security Service
Posted on February 18, 2015

New service will bridge the gap between the need for vigilance and the operational realities faced by businesses today

Winxnet Press ReleasePORTLAND, Maine, February 18, 2015  -- Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm that supports the complete IT strategy and services needs of small and mid-sized businesses, today announced the launch of their new Managed Security Service.

The Managed Security Solution is ideal for organizations that wish to have consistency, reliability and predictability in the protection of their information. "Data breaches are becoming more common, complex and larger in scope," said Dr. Eugene Slobodzian, Vice President of Winxnet Security.

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Winxnet IT Security Alert: Superfish Information
Posted on 2/20/2015 10:13:15 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

As the news about Lenovo spyware 'Superfish' is gaining momentum in the media, Winxnet Security wants to provide some clarity on risks and remediation measures our clients should take to make sure their systems are not vulnerable.

1.What is the problem? Some recently shipped Lenovo laptops and PCs were delivered with Superfish adware which may allow attackers to decrypt and snoop SSL ('https' sites you often see when entering in payment or other personal information) traffic to certain sites. There is a high potential for the release of new malware that would exploit this vulnerability that could lead to further compromise of affected systems.

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Greater Portland's push to improve the health informatics field has high stakes
By Dylan Martin

Health informatics. It's not the most straight-forward term, but once you learn that it means the development, analysis and distribution of health information to help patients, it's easy to understand why it's one of the driving forces of Maine health care organizations right now.

Though it seems like modern computers have been in use forever, it actually wasn't too long ago that MaineHealth, the state's largest health care organization, was just beginning to adopt a single patient record system that would allow nurses, physicians and other medical professionals across different practices and hospitals to access a patient's records from a single file.

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In this issue:
February 2015
Winxnet Launches Managed Security Service
Winxnet IT Security Alert: Superfish Information
Greater Portland's push to improve the health informatics field has high stakes
Upcoming Events:

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce Technology Series
When: Tues., March 24th, 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where: Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce Board Room, Portland, ME
Register: To register, visit the Technology Series Event Page

MAAPS Annual Conference
When: Fri., March 27th 7:30AM-3:00PM
Where: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA
Register: To learn more about the event, visit MAAPS Event Page

Assoc. of Developmental Disabilities Providers Annual Conference
When: Fri., March 27th 7:30AM - 3:00PM
Where: DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Register: To register, visit the ADDP Event Page

Winxnet in the Community:

Liz Riley of Winxnet and Jim Bouchard of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice announced Winxnet's support of AHCH's 2015 Autumn Night Out Gala & Auction!


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