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Avert Hackers with Digital Spring Cleaning

Avert Hackers with Digital Spring Cleaning  

Free May 10 “Hacking the Human” webinar to share tips for decluttering devices


PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 4, 2018) – You’ve cleaned out your garage, re-organized your closets, but somehow, the thought of getting rid of digital cobwebs that could be leaving your data open to attack seems like an overwhelming task.


“Outdated apps, wireless routers and other software and hardware make it easier for hackers to gain access to your data,” said Michael Cocanower, president and CEO of Phoenix-based itSynergy “It is also important to regularly ‘refresh’ security defenses like passwords in order to keep the bad guys out.”


Cocanower, a cybersecurity expert and certified ethical hacker who has been recognized nationally and locally for his IT expertise, will conduct a free, 15-minute “Digital Spring Cleaning” webinar on Thursday, May 10 at 11:30 a.m. Cocanower will share 10 tips designed to clean out security vulnerabilities on computers, smartphones and other digital devices. Interested participants should register at


The “Hacking the Human” webinars take place at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The webinars are geared towards non-technical end users in business at any level in the company. Each webinar provides useful tips to ward off cyberattacks and more complex social engineering schemes that result in theft and corporate espionage.


For more information, call itSynergy at (602) 297-2400 or visit


About Michael Cocanower, President and CEO of itSynergy

He has his black belt in the Kung Sul division of Hwa Rang Do, a Korean martial art, so it’s fitting that Michael Cocanower’s passion is helping small and medium-sized businesses defend themselves against malicious cyber intruders. A Phoenix native, Cocanower founded itSynergy in 1997, and under his leadership, the company has experienced exponential revenue growth. A long-standing Microsoft Partner, itSynergy provides strategic technology management services for small and mid-sized organizations on a fixed monthly fee. Cocanower, who holds a Certified Ethical Hacker certification from the EC-Council, has received numerous awards and widespread industry recognition throughout his career, including being named one of 20/20 Visionaries in Channel Pro Network magazine’s May 2016 issue. The magazine regularly turns to him for input on current IT trends, and called him a “shrewd and articulate observer of the SMB market.” In addition, the Arizona chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) recently appointed Cocanower to the board of directors as forum chair after serving two years as membership chair.


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itSynergy has been providing managed IT services and outsourced technology management to small- and mid-sized businesses for over 20 years. We are seen as trusted technology advisors by clients because we partner with them for success. Our philosophy is that when technology works as it should, it supports and enhances an organization’s ability to accomplish its goals and objectives and meet business growth goals.