How Many Cyberattacks Happen Per Day? Exploring Cybercrime by the Numbers
Jun 16, 2024

How Many Cyberattacks Happen Per Day? Exploring Cybercrime by the Numbers

Jun 5, 2024

As businesses continue to digitize their operations, the threat of cybercrime continues to escalate, affecting organizations of all sizes — from global corporations to local startups — and even individuals. It can be easy to assume that a smaller scale or less visibility provides immunity from cyber threats, but this view isn’t just outdated; it’s dangerous.

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People Prefer AI-Generated Text: Here’s How Phishing is About to Get Complicated
Jun 16, 2024

People Prefer AI-Generated Text: Here’s How Phishing is About to Get Complicated

Apr 16, 2024

We’re in an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is seamlessly blending with our daily activities online, with more and more digital content being created by AI. A recent study shows that not only do people have a hard time telling AI writing apart from human writing, but they also prefer AI-generated content.

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In-Person Cyberattacks Have Arrived: How to Avoid the New Courier Scam
Jun 16, 2024

In-Person Cyberattacks Have Arrived: How to Avoid the New Courier Scam

Apr 16, 2024

Cybersecurity threats are as diverse as they are persuasive, and in a digital-first age, cybercriminals are always evolving their tactics. At the end of January 2024, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported a rise in a new type of scam that instructs victims to liquidate their assets, much like the Phantom Hacker scam.

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How Managed IT Services Enhance Efficiency & Security for Healthcare Providers
Jun 16, 2024

How Managed IT Services Enhance Efficiency & Security for Healthcare Providers

Mar 29, 2024

The rapid advancement of technology in the healthcare industry has made advanced IT solutions more than just a convenience; now, they’re a necessity. With the relentless pace of technological innovation and the increasing demands for comprehensive healthcare, providers face the dual challenge of enhancing operational efficiency and safeguarding patient data.

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Why You Need IT Consulting Services in 2024
Jun 16, 2024

Why You Need IT Consulting Services in 2024

Mar 5, 2024

As we step into 2024, business and technology have become more intricate and intertwined than ever before. In this rapidly evolving digital era, staying ahead of technological advancements isn’t just an option – it's a necessity.

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Does ChatGPT Save Your Data? Why to Avoid Sharing Sensitive Information with AI
Jun 16, 2024

Does ChatGPT Save Your Data? Why to Avoid Sharing Sensitive Information with AI

Mar 5, 2024

In today’s digital landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) complements and occasionally surpasses human capabilities in various tasks, such as large-scale data analysis or topic generation. Among the many AI innovations that have blossomed in the past year, ChatGPT stands out as a prime example of AI’s ability to revolutionize communication, creativity, and information sharing.

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Simplifying IT Procurement: The Blade Technologies Advantage
Jun 16, 2024

Simplifying IT Procurement: The Blade Technologies Advantage

Feb 1, 2024

In today’s fast-paced business environment, getting IT procurement right is not just a necessity but a critical step that can dictate the success or failure of your technological endeavors. But why is IT procurement often seen as a Herculean task?

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Are You Protected Against the New “Phantom Hacker” Scam?
Jun 16, 2024

Are You Protected Against the New “Phantom Hacker” Scam?

Feb 1, 2024

As the landscape of cybersecurity threats continues to evolve, individuals and businesses alike face new, complex challenges daily. The latest concern is the emergence of "The Phantom Hacker” scam.

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What the Cybersecurity Labor Shortage Means for Your Business
Jun 16, 2024

What the Cybersecurity Labor Shortage Means for Your Business

Jan 2, 2024

Digital threats are not just evolving but multiplying, making robust cybersecurity infrastructures more critical than ever. This increased focus on building strong digital infrastructures has sparked an unprecedented demand for cybersecurity professionals, one that is far beyond the current supply of available workers.

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What is a DDoS Attack? Understanding Threats & Prevention Strategies
Jun 16, 2024

What is a DDoS Attack? Understanding Threats & Prevention Strategies

Jan 2, 2024

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise, with industry giants Google, Amazon, and Cloudflare reporting the largest-ever DDoS attack in October. After noting that the attack began in August, Google also stated that this DDoS attack was 7.5 times larger than the previous record-holding attack.

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What is Phishing Simulation and Should You Run One?
Jun 16, 2024

What is Phishing Simulation and Should You Run One?

Jan 2, 2024

In 2022, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) reported an all-time high for phishing, with more than 4.7 million active phishing sites on the Internet. Even more concerning was the number of businesses impacted, with Proofpoint noting that 84% of organizations experienced at least one successful phishing attack in 2022.

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The 5 Stages of a Ransomware Attack
Jun 16, 2024

The 5 Stages of a Ransomware Attack

Dec 8, 2023

Ransomware seems to be everywhere these days. You’ve probably heard countless stories in the news about businesses forking over large sums of cash to get access back to their critical sensitive information, or worse, about the fallout from companies that refused to pay the ransom.

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Quantum Computing is Here: Get Ready for Quantum Encryption
Jun 16, 2024

Quantum Computing is Here: Get Ready for Quantum Encryption

Dec 7, 2023

In an era where data breaches are as common as they are devastating, the importance of robust cybersecurity and encryption practices cannot be overstated. Traditional encryption methods, like RSA and ECC, have successfully protected personal and professional data for years, but as hackers and computers grow more sophisticated, these defenses may not hold up.

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The SolarWinds Charges: SEC is Cracking Down on Cybersecurity Breach Missteps
Jun 16, 2024

The SolarWinds Charges: SEC is Cracking Down on Cybersecurity Breach Missteps

Dec 7, 2023

Nearly 3 years after the SolarWinds Orion cyberattack, the SEC has charged the company and its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for alleged fraud and internal controls violations.

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Is Your Business Ready for Dual Ransomware Attacks?
Jun 16, 2024

Is Your Business Ready for Dual Ransomware Attacks?

Nov 9, 2023

It’s fitting that at the very start of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the FBI should issue a stark warning to businesses big and small. That ransomware attacks are on the rise is nothing new. We’ve already covered that extensively.

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The Importance of Supply Chain Cybersecurity
Jun 16, 2024

The Importance of Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Nov 9, 2023

When you first hear the word “supply chain,” you might imagine an endless stream of planes, trains, boats, and trucks delivering goods to rows of warehouses. While this is true for most businesses, the term supply chain means something utterly different in cybersecurity.

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How to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks
Jun 16, 2024

How to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

Oct 13, 2023

Building a brand has never been more critical in an increasingly connected world—and protecting it has never been more challenging. A recent Brand Protection Trend Report from ZeroFox shows a disturbing uptick in brand impersonation, affecting trusted brands across various sectors.

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SEC Updates Cyber Breach Disclosure Rules
Jun 16, 2024

SEC Updates Cyber Breach Disclosure Rules

Oct 13, 2023

On July 26th, 2023, the SEC dropped a bombshell. It issued its final rule concerning cyber breach disclosure requirements.

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Ransomware Payments and Cyber Insurance Guide
Jun 16, 2024

Ransomware Payments and Cyber Insurance Guide

Oct 13, 2023

Ransomware is an ever-growing threat in today’s business landscape. As businesses search for safeguards, many turn to cyber insurance. But does it encourage businesses to make ransom payments or merely offer protection?

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How to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks
Jun 16, 2024

How to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

Sep 6, 2023

A ransomware attack is a malicious act where cyber criminals encrypt sensitive data on a victim's computer network. Ransomware is a type of malware that renders the data out of reach. They make a ransom demand, asking you to pay the ransom in exchange for providing the decryption key.

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Are You Prepared for a Zero Day Exploit?
Jun 16, 2024

Are You Prepared for a Zero Day Exploit?

Sep 6, 2023

The battle between hackers and businesses is an ongoing struggle. As technology continues to evolve, so do the tactics used by malicious hackers looking to compromise security systems. Among the most concerning threats are zero day exploits, which pose significant risks to the digital infrastructure of an organization.

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Why Small Businesses Can Benefit from Tech Layoffs
Jun 16, 2024

Why Small Businesses Can Benefit from Tech Layoffs

Sep 5, 2023

Recent news has been filled with reports of massive layoffs in the tech industry. Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Meta, Twitter, and many other large tech companies have laid offed thousands of employees in 2023.

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What is a Pharming Attack and Why Does it Matter?
Jun 16, 2024

What is a Pharming Attack and Why Does it Matter?

Sep 5, 2023

With so many different types of businesses existing online, cyber threats continue to evolve at an alarming pace. Both individuals and businesses are getting targeted. One tactic that is quickly gaining steam is the pharming attack. No, this doesn’t mean that your farm is getting attacked, and it also doesn’t mean you’re getting chased out of town by farmers.

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What is the Reddit Blackout and Why Does it Matter?
Jun 16, 2024

What is the Reddit Blackout and Why Does it Matter?

Sep 1, 2023

Earlier this year, thousands of Reddit communities and subreddits shut down in protest of huge API changes. This was the Reddit blackout. Reddit’s API has been available for free for a long time.

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ADA Website Compliance Litigation is Increasing
Jun 16, 2024

ADA Website Compliance Litigation is Increasing

Sep 1, 2023

Small businesses already have many challenges to deal with, and adding another concern to the pile is not ideal. A big issue that might not be common knowledge is ADA website compliance litigation.

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Cyber Insurance Coverage is Changing
Jun 16, 2024

Cyber Insurance Coverage is Changing

Jul 31, 2023

As we recently discussed in our cyberwarfare blog, cyberwarfare has increased over the last year because of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia that began in February of 2022. Many of these attacks are state-sponsored attacks, meaning that they come directly from a country’s government. In more recent cases, most of the attacks have been coming from Russia.

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Cyberwarfare and State-Sponsored Hacking is on the Rise
Jun 16, 2024

Cyberwarfare and State-Sponsored Hacking is on the Rise

Jul 31, 2023

As conflicts rise across the world, hybrid warfare has become more commonplace. While you may not have heard of hybrid warfare before, it’s a topic that has been going around the news circuit for quite some time. To put it plainly, hybrid warfare is when one entity, usually a nation, utilizes many different forms of attack on another entity or nation. This can take the form of political attacks, military attacks, and cyberattacks.

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What’s Going On With Recent Cyberattacks?
Jun 16, 2024

What’s Going On With Recent Cyberattacks?

Jul 31, 2023

In today's tech-based world, the threat of cyberattacks looms larger than it ever has before. Over the past few years, we have witnessed a huge surge in cybercriminal activities, both state-sponsored attacks and attacks from hacking groups. There have been attacks targeting governments, businesses, and individuals.

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What is a Deepfake and Should Your Organization Worry?
Jun 16, 2024

What is a Deepfake and Should Your Organization Worry?

Jun 27, 2023

You may have heard the term “deepfake” before, but you might not be clear on what it means exactly. It’s very possible you just haven’t gotten around to looking into deepfakes because you don’t believe they can impact your business or organization.

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The Rise of the Verification Badge
Jun 16, 2024

The Rise of the Verification Badge

Jun 27, 2023

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve probably heard about the massive controversy surrounding Twitter’s verification badge debacle.

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Beware of Cybercriminals and ChatGPT Hacking
Jun 16, 2024

Beware of Cybercriminals and ChatGPT Hacking

Jun 27, 2023

ChatGPT has been widely used and popular for some time now. Even though many businesses and individuals are already utilizing it in many ways, it still hasn’t been adopted across the board.

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Blade Technologies Joins Esteemed MSP Association to Strengthen IT Service Offerings
Jun 16, 2024

Blade Technologies Joins Esteemed MSP Association to Strengthen IT Service Offerings

Jun 15, 2023

With ServicePlus Complete, your team can focus on their work, while we ensure your technology remains reliable and secure.

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8 Must-Have IT Checklists for Small Businesses
Jun 16, 2024

8 Must-Have IT Checklists for Small Businesses

May 4, 2023

For most small business owners, dealing with your in-house or outsourced IT team can be a difficult task.

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Your Guide to Dark Web Monitoring
Jun 16, 2024

Your Guide to Dark Web Monitoring

May 4, 2023

The internet creates endless possibilities in our society. It provides information in an instant, you can make purchases from anywhere, and so much more.

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Do You Need VoIP Solutions?
Jun 16, 2024

Do You Need VoIP Solutions?

May 4, 2023

You may be coming across the term VoIP quite often lately. VoIP has been one of the biggest technological advances and has helped revolutionize business communications.

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Why is Cybersecurity Training Important?
Jun 16, 2024

Why is Cybersecurity Training Important?

Aug 4, 2022

Security breaches and social engineering tactics can trick your employees and compromise your business. How up to date on cybersecurity are your employees?

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Hybrid Workplace Cybersecurity: How To Manage Mobile Employees
Jun 16, 2024

Hybrid Workplace Cybersecurity: How To Manage Mobile Employees

Aug 4, 2022

Employers are starting to consider using a hybrid work environment due to the increase in workplace productivity associated with working from home.

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How to Prevent Scam Texts
Jun 16, 2024

How to Prevent Scam Texts

Jul 11, 2022

Have you ever received a strange text message from an unknown phone number? Chances are you’ve received a scam text, which is a tactic that cybercriminals are using more and more.

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Desktop Virtualization Benefits
Jun 16, 2024

Desktop Virtualization Benefits

Jun 29, 2022

Making changes to something that is already running smoothly doesn’t seem like the easiest of things to do, especially when it comes to the decision to create a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

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Dangers of Public Wi-Fi: Security Tips to Stay Safe
Jun 16, 2024

Dangers of Public Wi-Fi: Security Tips to Stay Safe

Jun 21, 2022

When visiting the coffee shop or airport, you may be tempted to connect to free public Wi-Fi to browse the web. While convenient, a public Wi-Fi network can pose security risks to your sensitive information.

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What Is A Network Assessment & Does Your Company Need One?
Jun 16, 2024

What Is A Network Assessment & Does Your Company Need One?

May 26, 2022

Throughout the advancements in workplace technology and the migration to digital workspaces, the need for a network assessment becomes ever more pressing.

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Four Types of Phishing Attacks for Your Organization to be Aware of
Jun 16, 2024

Four Types of Phishing Attacks for Your Organization to be Aware of

May 26, 2022

As more businesses turn to digital and hybrid workspaces, the threat of a cyber-attack becomes more imminent. A common type of cyber-attack is a phishing attack, which can target both individuals and businesses of all sizes.

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What Causes A Computer To Crash & What Can You Do About It?
Jun 16, 2024

What Causes A Computer To Crash & What Can You Do About It?

May 2, 2022

If your PC keeps crashing or doesn't work properly, you can usually fix the issue. A crash or freeze can have a serious impact on your productivity. It can also be confusing and make you feel helpless.

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Windows 11: Pros & Cons
Jun 16, 2024

Windows 11: Pros & Cons

Apr 28, 2022

Windows’ newly released Windows 11 operating system (OS) became available in October 2021. This new version of Windows has many new features and a familiar feel, but is it worth downloading?

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How Does Technology Help Small Businesses Grow?
Jun 16, 2024

How Does Technology Help Small Businesses Grow?

Apr 5, 2022

In the world of small business, figuring out which essential business practices to prioritize can be difficult. In a recent industry survey, one of the biggest factors holding back small businesses was the lack of an IT department.

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Common Password Mistakes To Avoid
Jun 16, 2024

Common Password Mistakes To Avoid

Apr 5, 2022

As a business owner, you may already understand the importance of keeping your company’s data safe and secure. A safe IT infrastructure prevents outside attackers or data breaches from occurring, which can be detrimental to your business.

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How To Prepare for A Potential Cyber Attack from Russia
Jun 16, 2024

How To Prepare for A Potential Cyber Attack from Russia

Mar 1, 2022

The recent developments of the Russian and Ukrainian war have many Americans wondering how the war will affect them and when.

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MSP for Small Business: Do I Really Need One?
Jun 16, 2024

MSP for Small Business: Do I Really Need One?

Feb 14, 2022

With the transition of most businesses to fully online workspaces, providing a secure network for your employees has become part of your competitive edge.

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A Future Without Passwords Is Closer Than You Think
Jun 16, 2024

A Future Without Passwords Is Closer Than You Think

Feb 14, 2022

Password safety has been an ever-increasing security concern for the average user, as computers get smarter and software used for hacking gets faster.

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How to Protect Your Phone from Hackers: Practical Advice for Daily Smartphone Use
Jun 16, 2024

How to Protect Your Phone from Hackers: Practical Advice for Daily Smartphone Use

Jan 13, 2021

Your cell phone is a vital piece of technology you use every single day. From confidential emails to credit card numbers, it contains everything essential to you – and to hackers.

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How To Spot a Phishing Email & Avoid Becoming a Victim
Jun 16, 2024

How To Spot a Phishing Email & Avoid Becoming a Victim

Jan 13, 2021

In June, Blade saw pandemic-related phishing attempts increase about 33%. During major world events or big news cycles, phishing scams tend to increase as users can become more vulnerable to social engineering.

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What To Do With Old Electronics
Jun 16, 2024

What To Do With Old Electronics

Dec 14, 2021

There are all kinds of electronics that you might be ready to get rid of but aren't sure how to properly dispose of. Old electronics and electronic waste can be recycled, but it's important to recycle them the correct way.

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Tips for Safely Holiday Shopping Online
Jun 16, 2024

Tips for Safely Holiday Shopping Online

Dec 2, 2021

After a successful Thanksgiving dinner comes a weekend full of holiday deals. With an increase in holiday shopping, especially online, there can also be an increase in scammers. Whether you shop on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or throughout December, be sure to stay alert and safe while online holiday shopping.

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Holiday Online Shopping Safety Tips
Jun 16, 2024

Holiday Online Shopping Safety Tips

Nov 18, 2021

Tis the season for online shopping and unfortunately, cybercrime. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are huge shopping days for online purchases. With increased online sales comes an increased risk of cyberattacks. Cybercriminals are becoming more creative and finding new ways to target online shoppers this holiday season.

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Tips for Keeping a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record
Jun 16, 2024

Tips for Keeping a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

Sep 2, 2021

With more businesses including venues, and restaurants requiring proof of vaccination, it's important to keep your vaccine card safe.

Your vaccine card might not fit in your wallet, it could get wet in your pocket at an outdoor concert, or you may have already lost it.

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Protect Your St. Louis Business from Ransomware & Avoid What Happened with Kaseya
Jun 16, 2024

Protect Your St. Louis Business from Ransomware & Avoid What Happened with Kaseya

Jul 9, 2021

Ransomware is one of the most common cybersecurity threats out there. It's a type of malware that threatens to block networks, systems, and data until a ransom is paid.

When a ransom isn’t paid, the attackers may threaten to permanently destroy your data.

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How To Make Work From Home Better By Upgrading Your Tech
Jun 16, 2024

How To Make Work From Home Better By Upgrading Your Tech

Feb 19, 2021

It's been well over a year since many people started working from home. Did you think you'd still be working from a remote setup?

What started as a new concept for many people has now grown into the preferred method of working. A survey from LiveCareer found that almost 30% of people said they would quit their jobs if they couldn't keep working from home in some capacity.

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