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What to Know About Recent “Petya” Ransomware Attack

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Jun 29, 2017 11:15:00 AM

A quickly spreading ransomware attack called “Petya” has affected more than 12,000 machines running older versions of MS Windows worldwide.  This new ransomware has hit high-profile targets in multiple countries, including the United States. While Petya has not infiltrated as many machines as ransomware WannaCry did in May, it is more dangerous and has the power to create more damage. Here is what you need to know about this potentially dangerous cyberattack and how to keep you and your organization safe.

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Topics: IT Security

Mobile Device and Laptop Security: 5 Ways to Stay Safe

Posted by Paul Ferdas on May 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The greatest strength of laptops, notebooks and tablets are also their greatest weakness – portability. It’s what makes these tools so useful for mobile professionals, but it is also what leaves them so vulnerable to theft. 

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Topics: IT Security, Mobile Devices, laptops

What to Know About the 'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack

Posted by Paul Ferdas on May 15, 2017 1:05:00 PM

A major ransomware attack is currently spreading worldwide, impacting over 100 countries. This attack, called “WannaCry” affects Microsoft Windows systems by exploiting a vulnerability called EternalBlue. Microsoft provided a patch for this in March and you can learn more about it here at Microsoft's blog.

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Topics: IT Security

7 Simple Habits for Data Breach Prevention

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Mar 9, 2017 2:37:29 PM

Self-healing BIOS, self-encrypting drives, and pre-boot authentication are just some of the leading-edge ways cybercriminals are illegally browsing, stealing, destroying or otherwise corrupting company and individuals’ private information.  As the daily news is chock full of headlines of the latest data breach, it is clear the cybersecurity industry is not going to see a decrease in budgetary spending anytime soon.

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Topics: IT Security

5 Symptoms of a Compromised Computer

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Feb 23, 2017 3:15:00 PM

 We all like to think that the Internet is a safe place. Unfortunately email, social media, malicious websites, ransomware and advertisement pop-ups can all pose a threat. Having an antivirus program installed on your computer will help catch and get rid of harmful malware, but it might not catch everything — especially if not installed properly or updated with the latest definitions.

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Topics: IT Security

Do This Now: Seven Things to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Dec 6, 2016 3:03:00 PM


The enterprise IT security landscape saw a considerable uptick in the number of ransomware attacks throughout 2016. Although not a new type or style of hack by any means, ransomware has risen in popularity focusing on businesses of all sizes.  Here are seven easy things you need to do NOW to minimize the risk and ensure your organization does not become the next victim... 

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Topics: IT Security, Ransomware

Two-Factor and Multi-Factor Authentication for Your IT Security

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Nov 14, 2016 2:35:00 PM

Just by reading or watching the news, it is obvious that phishing and other social engineering cyberattacks have become almost a daily occurrence.  With concern increasing, businesses are looking for ways to ensure private information stays private without restricting authorized personnel access to their applications and data.

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Topics: IT Security

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