New GoldenEye Ransomware Attack Spreading Globally

June 28th, 2017

6/29/17 UPDATE:  Since the initial outbreak occurred, it has been reported that this attack was not in fact ransomware.  It was intentionally designed to look like ransomware but was actually wiper malware.  Wiper malware wipes computers outright, destroying all records from the targeted systems.

The $300 ransomware demand was never designed to...

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What You Need to Know About WannaCry…and Ransomware In General

May 16th, 2017

When a cyber-attack hits about 200,000 Windows PC’s across 99 different countries, it tends to command our collective attention.  (Enter WannaCry, the global attack that began on May 12.)  However, the WannaCry ransomware attack is not the first of its kind, nor will it be the last.  And that means that it’s important to understand not just...

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New Webinar:  Ransomware Protection, Prevention & Mitigation

November 04th, 2016

Don't let your business data get held hostage by ransomware.  Learn more about ransomware protection, prevention and mitigation by viewing our free on-demand webinar.

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Why the FTC Expects You to Manage Your Ransomware Risks...and What Could Happen if You Don't

September 16th, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just put businesses - including yours - on notice that everyone needs to do their part to combat ransomware…and that failure to manage your ransonware risks could result in fines and government actions.

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3 Things that Sharks and Ransomware Have in Common

June 28th, 2016

It’s everyone's favorite time of year...Shark Week!

Just because we deal in dry-land topics doesn’t mean we don’t also get all fired up about Discovery’s Shark Week programming too.  (We definitely do!)

And just because we specialize in I.T. doesn’t mean we don’t like to have a little fun now and again.  (We do!)

Which is why we present this...

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What is Patch Management and Why Does It Matter?

April 06th, 2016

With all of the talk about network security lately, and us constantly reminding everyone of the need to employ basic security measures like patch management, firewalls, anti-virus software and end-user education, we thought it might be smart to take a step back and focus on one basic question that is prompted by that laundry list: what is patch...

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How to Spot Phishing Attacks and Keep Your Business Network Safe

March 04th, 2016

Do you know how to spot phishing attacks and keep your business network safe from threats like ransomware and identify theft?

One of the mainstays in a hacker's arsenal is the phishing attack. Phishing is defined as a form of fraud in which the attacker tries to learn information such as login credentials or account information by masquerading...

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The Scary Truth About Ransomware and What You Can Do About It

February 25th, 2016

ALERT: Please be advised that there is a marked increase in ransomware attacks against businesses nationally. As you may have seen, this issue recently made headline news, with a high profile attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles. A number of police departments around the country have also been targeted.

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IT Trends Business Owners Should Watch in 2016

January 19th, 2016

What is going to happen to the IT world in 2016?

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