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Ransomware - Major US Newspaper Businesses Affected

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Ransomware - Major US Newspaper Businesses Affected

Is your business prepared for a cyber attack?  No matter how small or big your business is, you can fall victim to cyber crime.  The is proven true over and over again, just look at the news articles each week! Recently in the news, there was a cyber attack on Saturday that stopped the printing of top U.S. newspapers (ie: Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, etc).  The strand used was the same that was used against North Carolina water utility last year.  LA Times posted "We believe the intention of the attack was to disable infrastructure, more specifically servers, as opposed...

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Client Appreciation Event 2018

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Client Appreciation Event 2018

Rival had our first client appreciation event and what a blast!  As a local family business we wanted something family friendly and fun!  After lots of discussion we decided to have it at the Track House!  Lots of food, racing, and arcade games.  This is something that will become a new tradition for us, looking forward to what 2019 brings!  

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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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