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Staying Safe in Technology World

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Staying Safe in Technology World

Staying safe in a technology world is difficult as things change every day. You can fall victim to cybercrime by using a charging cable or USB drive, letting vendors or customers on your systems, or purchasing devices from reputable places. No this isn't anything new but it's still important to be aware of the threats out there and to take steps to prevent attacks.  What is scary about these threats is that the majority of attacks are designed to occur behind the scenes, so the everyday person wouldn't be suspicious of something going on once they've fell victim. The malicious...

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ShadowProtect SPX - Success Story

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ShadowProtect SPX - Success Story

With today’s technology trends, backups are a priority in the industry.  There are so many cyber attacks that you have to have some sort of recovery plan.  We always push backups with all our support contracts, and even the break-fix clients.  We had a break-fix client that had no backups, older hardware, and no regular patching or maintenance on the devices in the network.  For several months we recommended a backup solution, to no avail.  Then we got the call, they got hit by ransomware.  Luckily it was an older strain, and we were able to decrypt it and get...

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Home Computers - Best Practice

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Home Computers - Best Practice

  With the trend of business technology heading towards being able to work remotely, it's time to look at how home computer's are managed.  If you let your employees check e-mail or run any other business through their computer's you need to make sure they are secure.   Anti-Virus Sophos offer's a great product for anti-virus, Sophos Home and the best part is it is free!  It will protect MAC and PC workstations from malware, viruses, ransomware, and websites.   Patches & Updates The next thing to consider in security is keeping the device up to date on patches and updates.  Most...

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Ranswomware - WannaCry

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Ranswomware - WannaCry

Urgent Security Risk Windows  users are at risk of a new ransomware strain, and need to take immediate precautions.  On May 12, 2017 a new strain of the Ransom.CryptXXX (WannaCry) strain of ransomware began spreading widely impacting a large number of organizations.   WannaCry is demanding a ransom of $300 to $600 in Bitcoin to be paid by May 15, or, in the event that deadline is missed, a higher fee by May 19. The messages left on the screen say files will remain encrypted. It's not yet clear if there are flaws in the encryption scheme that might allow the...

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Who We Are

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Who We Are

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