Four Ways Ransomware Can Destroy Your Backups

By Chris Souza | September 14th, 2017 | Network Security

I just found a very interesting blog post by Jerome Wendt, President & Lead Analyst of DCIG, Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. He started out with “The prevailing wisdom is that if you back up your data you can recover from a ransomware attack. While this premise generally holds true, simply backing … Continued

The Current State of Ransomware Among SMBs

By Roger Murray | August 1st, 2017 | Network Security

In a report conducted by Osterman Research and sponsored by Malwarebytes, more than 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses were surveyed in June 2017 about ransomware and other critical security issues. What we discovered was surprising—ransomware authors aren’t only targeting enterprise businesses for big payouts. They’ve got their greedy gaze on businesses of all sizes. In … Continued

Data Breaches Up 29 Percent Over Last Year

By Roger Murray | July 26th, 2017 | Network Security

Data breaches are running 29% above last year, according to a report released by the Identity Theft Resource Center and Cyberscout.  Hacking was the leading cause of data breaches nationwide, more than 790 so far this year. More than 12 million records have been exposed, although two-thirds of data breach notifications or public notices did … Continued

Is Online Privacy Dead?

By Roger Murray | July 7th, 2017 | Business Operations

Privacy…we all talk about it and we’re all concerned with losing it, but does it really matter?  There are 1.94 billion active monthly Facebook users, 3.5 billion daily Google searches, and over 95 million photos & videos shared on Instagram each day.  These are a few examples of the many apps, fun quizzes & surveys, … Continued

3 Tips To Ensure A Smooth Migration To Microsoft Azure

By Roger Murray | April 24th, 2017 | Cloud Services

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform, among many functionalities Azure delivers solid recovery and replication services to ensure business continuity. But before implementing Azure for your organization, we recommend a few simple tips to making the process that much smoother… Develop an Implementation Roadmap When it comes to implementing a new cloud computing platform … Continued

eCommerce Security Tips

By Isaiah Bollinger | April 6th, 2017 | Network Security

eCommerce security is a constantly evolving topic for any organization, regardless of their size.  As the CEO & Cofounder of Trellis, a local full-service design firm, we partner with organizations to develop robust WordPress & Magento websites.  One of questions I often face is what a new or smaller business can do to improve their … Continued

Experiencing Security Fatigue?

By Gerard Louise | March 10th, 2017 | Network Security

As the CEO of an IT company, I often find myself speaking to people about what my company offers and what services we provide. Inevitably, the discussion will segue from technology, to the topic of internet security and privacy.  We all desire complete control over what information we share, but it often feels like it … Continued

Can Your Business Survive a Ransomware Attack?

By Roger Murray | February 14th, 2017 | Network Security

When your business is hit by crypto-malware, you become keenly aware of just how little preparation and planning you have done to prevent your data from being compromised. SonicWALL reported Ransomware Attacks on businesses of all sizes reached $638 million in 2016, a considerable uptick from the $3.8 million reported in 2015. The exponential growth … Continued

Network Security: The 5 Things Every Small Business Should Know

By Roger Murray | January 3rd, 2017 | Network Security

Nearly every business believes the unfortunate data breaches and attacks only happen to others; that the overall risk of an attack on your business is low.  Why would anyone care to target me? The truth is that hackers would love nothing more than to gain access to your sensitive company data.  It’s why we decided … Continued

Keeping Your Information Secure This Holiday Season

By Roger Murray | November 23rd, 2016 | Network Security

There is a certain amount of accepted risk associated with shopping, especially during the holiday season.  Identify theft and fraud have become an accepted risk for many online and retail shoppers.  This year is thought to see an even greater level of attacks aimed toward the consumer market, ranging from malicious sites exploiting your data … Continued

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