Some ransomware strains are free to decrypt

Over the last few years, different versions of ransomware have sprung up, all aimed at extorting money from your business. Before you even consider paying for the release of your data, the first thing you must always check is if there’s a free cure for the ransomware that infected your systems. The state of ransomware […]

Cybersecurity for small- and medium-sized businesses

Has your organization been hit with a data breach or ransomware recently? This happens more often than you might think to businesses of all sizes. Given the frequency, complexity, and increasing number of threats, a multi-level, agile, and cutting-edge cybersecurity strategy is the only response that will protect businesses from massive losses. Fortunately, managed IT […]

End ransomware with virtual DR

Ransomware like CryptoLocker and WannaCry has become more sophisticated over the years. No wonder that more ransomware attacks are expected this year. To fend off these threats, turn to virtualized disaster recovery (DR) solutions. They’re your best defense against ransomware. Virtual DR Virtual DR solutions allow you to create point-in-time copies or “snapshots” of operating […]

A closer look at fileless malware

To avoid detection by antimalware programs, cybercriminals are increasingly abusing legitimate software tools and legitimate programs in systems to steal data or ruin its integrity. They use fileless malware to infiltrate trusted applications and issue executables that blend in with normal network traffic or IT/system administration tasks while leaving fewer footprints. Ultimately, your business could […]

The dangers of autocomplete passwords

Hackers have found a new way to track you online. Aside from using advertisements and suggestions, they can now use autocomplete passwords to track you down. Feeling unsecure? Here are some ways to keep you out of harm’s way. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous As of December 2018, there are 4.1 billion internet users […]

Phishing through VoIP: How scammers do it

Many businesses nowadays are well-armed against email-based phishing scams, which is why scammers have moved over to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) scams. Through “vishing scams,” hackers can pretend to be bank representatives and convince your employees to provide confidential financial details via a seemingly innocuous VoIP call. Take a look at why vishing is […]

Benefits of using a VPN

While using a virtual private network or VPN isn’t a silver bullet to online privacy threats, it still offers crucial security benefits, especially if any part of your day involves using unsecured channels such as public Wi-Fi. Given its importance, how do you pick the right one and what factors do you need to consider? […]

PHI security best practices

Healthcare companies and the vast amount of valuable patient information they hold have become a major target of cyberattacks. Hospitals must combat this with a highly trained team of technicians equipped with the following technologies and security tools. Strict access policies To control access to protected health information (PHI), your IT department must introduce access […]

Do honest working hackers exist?

The word “hacker” conjures up an image of a hoodie-wearing basement dweller that programs all sorts of malicious attacks to infiltrate their target’s computer. But hackers are so much more than that. There are also hackers that use their skills to do good. A complicated history In the 1950s, the term ‘hacker’ was vaguely defined. […]

5 proactive defenses against cyberattacks

As IT security consultants, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Managed IT services providers (MSPs) such as ours want to provide clients with enterprise-level IT, but that requires that we specialize in overwhelmingly intricate technology. Explaining even the most fundamental aspects of cybersecurity would most likely put you to sleep instead of […]