Volume 01 |  August 12, 2017
Monthly News & Updates
Welcome to this month's newsletter!

Element continues to experience solid growth through the addition of new clients and new employees. Element added a number of new clients last quarter. In June, we welcomed interns Brian Dunn (Naples Office) and Matt Kummeth (Twin Cities Office). Both have been great additions and their contributions are felt throughout Element.

We continue to see tremendous growth through our strong partnership with WatchGuard and we are among the top performers in the industry! In May, we expanded our partnership with NetDocuments and will be holding an event to showcase their solution on August 22nd.

We appreciate all of our clients and close friends and wish everyone a safe and enjoyable rest of the summer!

- The Element Team
Upcoming Events
On August 22nd from 4:30PM to 7:00PM Element and NetDocuments are hosting an event for our clients and close friends at The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis.

Don't miss your chance to learn all about NetDocuments, the premier cloud-based document management system, meet the Element team, and enjoy happy hour on us! We will be raffling off an Amazon gift card! This is sure to be an outstanding event!

Invites are going out so make sure you check your spam filter or Register here for the Event.
Jeff Holds was at the MMGMA conference at Breezy Point on July 26th - 28th.

Craig Sixta, CISSP, spoke at the 85th Annual Conference for the MN Trucking Association on the topic of Immediate Action Steps When Your Network has Been Compromised. The event took place Aug 1-3 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd and was a huge success!

Jeff Alluri will be speaking at an upcoming luncheon for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the ALA (Associations of Legal Administrators) on August 16th.
Service Spotlight
Element is proud to announce that Craig Sixta and Adam Ghelf have both successfully completed their CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) Certifications! The CISSP is the most globally recognized standard of achievement in the cybersecurity industry. This certification was also the first information security credential to meet the strict conditions of ISO/IEC Standard 17024.

Their hard work empowers Element to further expand our Security Services to include Security Assessments, Penetration Testing, Cybersecurity Awareness and Training, and Managed Security.

Craig has successfully secured networks, mitigated attacks, and collaborated with federal law enforcement on multiple occasions in apprehending offenders and recovering stolen funds. Adam carries a Master's degree in Cybersecurity from Bellevue University.
Craig Sixta, CISSP
Adam Ghelf, CISSP
Tip of The Month
IPHONE USERS - UPDATE YOUR PHONES IMMEDIATELY! Recently, Apple announced a major security flaw in their mobile operating system which affects their embedded Wi-Fi chips. Because of issues like this, it is always important to keep your devices up to date!

Head to the Settings menu and select General. From there, you'll see an option called Software Update. Clicking on it should prompt the installation of iOS 10.3.3.
Did You Know?
Element can come to your office for "Lunch and Learns" on any technology topic. These events are entertaining, and highly appreciated by end-users. Our most popular topic as of late has been our end-user security training presentations. During this presentation, users learn to securely connect to email, as well as learn all about phishing attacks and un-secure Wi-Fi.

Contact your Account Manager today to schedule!