Ransomware is a form of malware that causes damage to your computer restricting access to confidential information until a ransom is paid. SMBs are key ransomware targets 70% of the time therefore, it is extremely important that you are proactive in preventing ransomware and prepared to handle it if it were to occur.
Cybercrime is one of the largest threats affecting our economy and businesses. It’s easy to look at the billions of dollars lost to cyberattacks each year and simply say that the answer is to buy more technology, but that’s not the only answer. People, process and technology have to work in tandem to effectively combat cybersecurity threats.
Malware and ransomware both pose serious security threats to your businesses’ operating systems, just in different ways. Most of the time, large sums of money are on the line when it comes to these kinds of security breaches, so your company must take extra precautions and be aware of how to spot the difference between malware vs.
We’ve gotten so caught up discussing ransomware prevention with our clients that we’ve neglected to mention that several strains have already been defeated. In fact, there’s a decent chance you can actually decrypt all your data for free. Make sure to check these free resources before responding to a cyberattacker’s demands. The state of ransomware […]
If you just called a malware a “virus,” then you are definitely being left behind in digital talk. Knowing a few IT things here and there not only enables you to have some rapport with your tech-savvy colleagues, but it also helps you have a better understanding of some basic IT know-how. Read on to […]
The saying that every company is a technology company is undeniably true, with today’s enterprises unable to function without digital hearts, veins, and arteries. This system, however, comes with a price: a daily onslaught of hacking and other cyberthreats. As such, expertise and robust solutions in cybersecurity are no longer the privilege and luxury of […]
Got a new laptop? Windows 10 includes some wonderful features along with a revamped interface for Microsoft’s operating system. No matter how experienced you are with Windows, you still may need help getting used to this, so let’s get you started. #1 Check for updates Your new laptop should check for updates automatically, but you […]
The massive success of ransomware like WannaCry and Petya have spurred other cybercriminals to develop their own ransomware and sell it on the black market. This means we can expect more ransomware attacks in the future. To prepare your business, you need virtualized disaster recovery solutions. Here’s why. Virtual DR Virtual DR solutions allow you […]
It’s the perfect time of year to evaluate last year’s technology investments and make adjustments for the year to come. Whether 2017 left you with extra cash in your pocket or desperate for a better way to get work done, here’s a roundup of the best IT news from the past year. Small businesses love […]
A new, Locky-type ransomware is currently infecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. It uses the same code from the 2016 version to encrypt users’ files and it looks poised to cause another massive cyber emergency. Here’s everything we know so far. Quick facts According to a threat intelligence report, the email-based ransomware attacks started […]