Monthly Newsletter
      May 2019
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In This Issue
An Important Message about Phishing Attacks 
Sharp Adds Four New High Speed A3 Models to
Color Advanced & Essentials Series MFP Lineup

Amazon Alexa now HIPAA compliant

Amazon unveiled software for its voice assistant Alexa that allows healthcare organizations to transmit and receive patients' PHI allowing customers to use Alexa-enabled devices for tasks such as scheduling medical appointments, checking on the status of prescriptions and accessing hospital post-discharge instructions.  Alexa's skills are HIPAA-compliant and can be accessed by healthcare providers, payers, pharmacy benefit managers and digital health companies as part of an invite-only program.
Cybersecurity Update 

A new ransomware, named Virobot, was discovered and could infect networks in the U.S. The one-stop-shop malware uses ransomware, keylogging, and botnets - a triple threat attack!
Traditionally, ransomware attacks enter through opened phishing emails and clicked attachments, then freezes computers and encrypts their data, rendering them useless. Ransom payable in bitcoin is demanded, promising to provide the decryption key that restores data and devices.
Coveware recently published research results:

7.3 days = average number of days a ransomware incident lasts
$64,645 = average cost of ransomware incident related downtime
$12,762 = average amount of ransom paid to hackers to regain access
96% = percent of time access was restored after paying ransom
93% = amount of data able to recover after paying ransom

Employee Certifications

Fred Bascom, IT Engineer, Springfield, recently passed  the Panasonic NSX2000 certification exam.  Congratulations Fred!
Sales Record      

We are pleased to announced that two of our sales professionals recently made the company's single largest printer sale to date.

Bob Allen and Dan Matthews, Springfield branch office,  sold over 350 HP printers, in the 70 page per minute class, to an account in Central Illinois.  

Congratulations on this accomplishment! 

Mark Watson, President, CDS Office Technologies
Customer Kudos    Like us on Facebook

William Johnston, IT Engineer, St. Louis - thank you Will for all of your help!
It is greatly appreciated!

Theresa H., Kuhlmann Supply Co, Earth City, MO 
Clay Sherwood and James Houseman came to school [April 25] and rolled out all of our new Chromebooks (except 1 that has to be reprocessed). That was over 120 Chromebooks in 1 day!!! They are now in the classrooms and I have heard multiple comments this morning about how wonderful it is to have Chromebooks in the classroom. They no longer have to borrow from other teachers to make a class set. 
Please thank them for all their hard work! I know it was a lot to get done!

Karen S., Shawnee District 84, Wolf Lake, IL
Fit Facts

Photo Gallery

Russ Taylor and Kristen,  recently attended a donor recognition dinner for Gibson Area Hospital.  Russ Taylor, Sales Manager, Bloomington/Peoria and CDS have had a long ongoing relationship with the hospital and have helped them with printing, document security and print management. 


(From left to right: Jay Watson, Rob Reckers, Steve Bardo, Mark Watson, Dan Matthews, Dan Watson)

Attendees of the CDS Office Technologies annual sales incentive trip were surprised to happen upon Steve Bardo at the beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
During his standout career at the University of Illinois, 6'5" Bardo scored 909 points and compiled 495 assists. He was part of the Flyin' Illini team that qualified for the 1989 NCAA men's basketball tournament Final Four

Since retiring in 2000, Bardo has worked in broadcasting. He has served as an analyst for the Illini Sports Network, a sports reporter for WBBM-TV in Chicago, an analyst and reporter for CBS Sports, and an analyst for college basketball on ESPN and Big Ten Network

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