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BrightWire Networks has been serving the Olympia area since 2005, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

WannaCry Ransomware Attacks

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Alert:  Massive Global Cyberattack Underway

A new ransomware called “WannaCry” spread rapidly around the world, with reports on Monday May 15, 2017, that over the previous four day period, people in 150 countries were infected on more than 230,000 computers.  The outbreak focused early in Russia and Europe, but spread rapidly to all parts of the globe.  The outbreak shut down hospitals, transportation, universities and factories.

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BrightWire Networks launches new website!

BrightWire Networks is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.brightwirenetworks.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

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ScaleUp Talk

“It’s really true that what gets measured gets done,” explained Todd Whitley to a group of almost 20 local small business owners. “So to be successful, you need to know what is most important to measure and track and you need to look at it on a regular basis so that you can make adjustments.”

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KnowBe4 Warns of CEO Fraud

KnowBe4 Lays out CEO Fraud Infographic

In a recent Security Awareness Training Blog post, KnowBe4 lays bare the sneaky mechanics of the CEO Fraud scam. BrightWire Networks uses training materials and simulated phishing tools from KnowBe4 as part of our Secret Weapon for Beating the Hackers and Phishers.

What is CEO Fraud? The FBI calls it Business Email Compromise, and according to them it netted criminals almost $6 million PER DAY in 2016. Here is the scoop according to KnowBe4:

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BrightWire Cloud Services Expansion

BrightWire Cloud Services Expansion

In our continuous effort to provide top-tier business technology solutions, BrightWire recently expanded our cloud services portfolio to include a fully hosted data center solution. “Business technologies are more complex than ever and our clients are asking us to not only navigate the various options for them, but also to take on the day to day management of the solution itself”, said Todd Whitley a BrightWire partner that spear-headed the project.

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Cryptolocker Virus Alert!

Cryptolocker Virus Alert!

We are sending this virus alert to warn you about a massive influx of the Cryptolocker virus that is being sent by email and tricks people by announcing that they have a fax waiting for them.

The form of the email changes daily, so you should be especially cautious before opening any email, clicking a link in any email, or opening an attachment.

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BrightGauge Reporting

BrightWire recently upgraded our ability to provide relevant and timely reporting to the businesses we support. Our new reporting system collects real time data and presents the information in easy to read charts and graphs. We’re now able to provide valuable information about the health of your network and the level of service we provided. Let us know if you have any questions about the new BrightWire reports.

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BrightWire Attends Leading Technology Conference

BrightWire Senior Engineer Josh Sauer is attending the 10th annual SMB Nation Technology  Conference in Las Vegas.  The 3 day conference features dozens of industry leading speakers  and breakout session workshops that enable attendees to learn technologies best suited for businesses in the “Small to Midsize Market”.  BrightWire has attended every conference since 2005, which was our first year in business.  We consider these types of events as crucial in our continual efforts to bring best of breed solutions to our business clients.

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BrightWire Attends Leading Technology Conference

BrightWire Senior Engineer Josh Sauer is attending the 10th annual SMB Nation Technology  Conference in Las Vegas.  The 3 day conference features dozens of industry leading speakers  and breakout session workshops that enable attendees to learn technologies best suited for businesses in the “Small to Midsize Market”.  BrightWire has attended every conference since 2005, which was our first year in business.  We consider these types of events as crucial in our continual efforts to bring best of breed solutions to our business clients.

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Kansas City here we come!

BrightWire partners Todd Whitley and Gordon Carlisle are traveling to Kansas City the first week of October to attend a business improvement conference hosted by the Taylor Business Group.  Since 2009, the BrightWire partners have attended these workshops to share knowledge and learn industry best-practices with a close-knit group of 10 other IT services company owners and partners.  Each member company is held accountable to the highest standards in the IT Services industry. We consider our business peer-group to be an integral part of our  continued growth and success.

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Join BrightWire at Cheney Stadium August 20th to Learn about Business Continuity Planning and other Curveballs!

Join BrightWire at Cheney Stadium August 20th to Learn about Business Continuity Planning and other Curveballs!

Everyone thinks that disasters are rare, but research shows that 20% of all business will experience a disaster in one form or another that can threaten the existence of the business itself. Of those businesses about 70 percent of them will fail if they did not have a good business continuity plan in place. BrightWire does not want your business to be this kind of statistic. That’s why BrightWire is hosting a seminar focused on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. During this two hour session you will learn what steps every business needs to do now in order to mitigate risk and prepare for when a disaster happens. You will also learn what you should do when a disaster occurs. Expect to leave this seminar with the information you need to create an effective business continuity strategy. 

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BrightWire Welcomes New Clients

West Thurston Regional Fire Authority – BrightWire recently won the formal bid process to provide ongoing managed IT support services for the WTRFA.  BrightWire is currently working on several network infrastructure projects, one of which involves building better direct mobile connectivity to Thurston County 911 dispatch.

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BrightWire hires two System Engineers

Johnathan Doerrheim – John brings more than a decade of front-line IT support experience primarily with the Boeing Commercial Airplanes division and several of its manufacturing suppliers located throughout the Pacific Northwest.  John’s expertise in manufacturing support is a valuable addition to BrightWire and strengthens our abilities in this core market segment.  John and his family enjoy competing throughout the northwest in Flyball events with their Golden Retriever “Huckleberry”, who is rated Flyball Master Excellent (FMX).  We’re very happy to have John on our team!

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BrightWire Promotes Client Services Coordinator

MJ Ledesma was recently promoted to a full-time position as Office Administrator and Clients Services Coordinator.  With the additional Services position, MJ is now responsible for service coordination and central dispatch of our technical staff.  This new capability will allow BrightWire to improve our service response times for clients and build overall efficiency in our service operations. Congratulations MJ!

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Power Breakfast with Joe Sullivan

This morning I attended a "Power Breakfast" event hosted by Washington Business Bank and The Business Examiner at the Indian Summer Golf & Country Club.  The guest speaker, Joe Sullivan, is a nationally recognized speaker and CEO of Market Insights.  in his presentation Joe touched on a couple of key themes that all people and businesses should strive to achieve, and that is to discover your passion and define your purpose.  For some attendees, their passion and purpose was connecting people, or helping people achieve thier goals, or even sharing their passion for cooking.  For BrightWire, our passion and purpose is to help people and businesses solve problems.

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