March Madness Hoop Hacks

There’s a March Madness of a different kind that happens each year during this time of tournaments: the onslaught of phishing emails that users fall for over and over again.

With pools that take place in our offices, among friends, or to the individual who wants to join a group online, hackers are handed a very easy way to get us to click as we look to participate and enter our bracket choices.

Social Engineering, a lesson from the courtroom.

This last month I served on jury duty and watched as one of the evidence presented was a pretext phone call. Later that same week, I received a cybersecurity training email that taught me about pretexting as a form of social engineering. Who would have known that my cybersecurity awareness training could have real-life implications in the courtroom!

Social engineering is a type of crime that manipulates people into giving up their confidential information to bad actors.

Do You Rely on the Luck of the Irish for Network Security?

(Or What Do You Get When You Mix Irish Jokes with a Security Article?)
Luck is not a strategy, even on St. Patrick's Day! Your network security and data are too important to leave to chance. Hoping that hackers, employee mistakes, hardware mishaps, or natural disasters won't find you is like the answer to this Irish joke: Why shouldn't you iron a four-leaf clover? Answer: You might press your luck!

Having a backup plan is a must.

Your Team’s New Sport, Catching Phish

The good. The bad. The ugly.  Pretty much describes your inbox, doesn't it?

What's tough is sometimes you can't tell which are which. Is the email coupon from Round Table (20% off the Hearty Bacon Supreme!) good, or an ugly phishing attempt?

Is the notice from Netflix that your account needs renewing just one of those bad emails that wants your money for services, or is it an ugly attempt to just take your money?

If you had the Catch Phish Email Analysis icon in your email menu, you wouldn't have to wonder.

Adept Solutions’ Holiday Hours

Adept Solutions will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.

If you have an emergency service request, please call the office at 530-751-5100 or email us at and our oncall engineer will assist you.

It’s Been 10 Years!


It all began at the Boot Barn. Well, actually in back . . . up concrete stairs . . . to a room above the Boot Barn.  That is where Adept Solutions was in 2010 when Larry and Patty Johnson bought the little IT company.

Ah yes, the good ole days of schlepping computers up and down a concrete staircase.

Crother Insurance Joins the Adept 500 Club

Thank you, David Crother Insurance, for referring A & E Arborists to Adept Solutions. The 500 Club rewards referrals turned clients with $500. We appreciate the years of partnership Adept has enjoyed with David and his team, and we are delighted to welcome A & E Arborists to Adept's services.

Adept Solutions’ 2020 List of Gratitude


Our clients--big and small who continue making a difference in their industry and community.
Our team--the best group of people you'd ever hope to find who work hard to help our clients succeed.
The families of our team members--employee spouses and children complete the Adept family and add a lot of life, fun and meaning to our business.