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Ways To Occupy Your Child During Quarantine
Ways To Occupy Your Child During Quarantine 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

By Ella Gribben, Youth Journalist Got some youngsters stuck at home with a lot of energy? Many parents are working from home during this pandemic and are looking for new ideas on what to do with their kids when they have to work. Here are 11 fun and creative things your kids can do while…

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Coastal Cleanup Day
Varsity Volunteers – Coastal Cleanup Day
Varsity Volunteers – Coastal Cleanup Day 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

Varsity staff and family got involved in the California Coastal Cleanup. In conjunction with other B Corps as part of the San Francisco Bay Area B Local, folks came together to support the cleanup of a Bay Area coastline. In a lesser known part of San Francisco sits the India Basin Shoreline Park. Part of…

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Varsity Honored By B CORP Best For The World 2019 – Governance
Varsity Honored By B CORP Best For The World 2019 – Governance 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

I am very pleased to report that Varsity has been recognized again this year as a B CORP BEST FOR THE WORLD – Governance Honoree! Every year B Lab recognizes the top-performing B Corporations creating the greatest impact through their businesses. Honorees are recognized for having the highest environmental, community, customer, worker and overall impact…

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New Year: How to cleanup your digital footprint.
New Year: How to cleanup your digital footprint. 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

It’s the start of a new year and the perfect time to think about cleaning things up on the technology side of the house. Below are a few recommendations to implement that will reduce your digital footprint. Security: How to improve my personal security in 2019. Yeah, you knew this was coming like a bad…

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Learning from Facebook’s Error
Learning from Facebook’s Error 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

The testimonies from the Facebook security scandal spawned a massive dialog regarding privacy across the US and globally. The scandal erupted after Facebook released unsecured customer data to a third party. How could a technology company with vast resources do something so blatantly irresponsible? For many companies, they view their responsibility to securing data based…

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Are You At Risk of a Cybercrime Attack?
Are You At Risk of a Cybercrime Attack? 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

The most common misconception we hear is that cybercriminals only target large companies. However, that’s not at all the case.

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Cyberattack Spotlight: Stuxnet
Cyberattack Spotlight: Stuxnet 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

Prior to 2010, viruses largely remained stuck in the cyber domain. They would ruin someone’s day by deleting files, or maybe cause ads to pop up all over the screen. But when a security firm from Belarus discovered the virus known as “Stuxnet”, the idea of what a virus could do would never be the same again.

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The Most Common Types of Cyber Threats
The Most Common Types of Cyber Threats 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

October is officially cyber security awareness month. Cyber threats are nothing to shrug off; cybercrime damage costs are projected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. And with so many different cyber threats out there, it’s hard for anyone to keep up and stay informed on them all.

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E-Rate Deadlines: 2017 announcement expected
E-Rate Deadlines: 2017 announcement expected 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

E-rate season is in full swing once again and similar to last year, there are lots of opportunities for schools to take advantage of E-rate funds for technology or services that qualify under Category 1 and Category 2 funding. As with all years there are important deadlines to note. In 2016, we saw some changes…

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In Healthcare? 3 Reasons Why Mobile is Your Biggest Security Risk
In Healthcare? 3 Reasons Why Mobile is Your Biggest Security Risk 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

Almost every week you read about a malicious security attack – one that has comprised consumer data, credit card information that was stolen or another case of identity theft. Maybe it’s even happened to you. Although the media tends to focus on what hits consumers’ pocketbooks, the harsh reality is that cyber criminals and those…

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Varsity OneTeam New Monthly Service Reports
Varsity OneTeam New Monthly Service Reports 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

We have released new Monthly Service Reports. Everyone at Varsity is excited to make this addition to our Varsity OneTeam service. In just a few days, we will be releasing the new monthly service reports to our clients. New Monthly Service Reports The reports are unique in our industry for many reasons. For one, we wanted to improve the customer experience by…

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Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?
Should I Upgrade to Windows 10? 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli

Should I Upgrade to Windows 10? I recently received an email from a family member asking if they should upgrade to Windows 10. Up to that point, I hadn’t spent much time looking at Windows 10 thinking that I’ll wait for some major update before I use. But I thought about it and decided that…

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