Here we are at the 10th and final step to survive a ransomware attack. If you’ve been following along, you’ve already done (or at least thought about) a lot! Hopefully you’ve dropped your administrative rights over your system, as this is a really simple thing to do, costs almost nothing, and quickly enhances your system’s […]
If you and your staff don’t need unfettered Internet access to do your job, don’t allow it. Period. Most of your employees do not need access to Facebook, Amazon, CNN, YouTube, and a majority of the websites they’re accessing every day. Every time you go online and access a website, you are increasing your exposure to […]
What are software patches? Patches are fixes for “bugs,” or flaws in programs. While some people still like to say “computers don’t make mistakes,” one must remember that computers are designed, built, and programmed by humans… and humans certainly make mistakes. Software patches are created when a problem is found, and the author of the […]
This is part 1 of a 10-part series of articles on protecting your business assets from ransomware. You can read the articles as a series of blog posts, or request a copy of the entire series in this free whitepaper: 10 Critical Steps to Survive a Ransomware Attack. Step 1: Drop Administrator Rights One of […]
We’re seeing a rash of ransomware sweeping across IT systems, ranging from large enterprises to microbusinesses with only a few PCs. As I am writing this, we are in the middle of responding to an incident where a business has been entirely shut down due to being infected with the Locky ransomware. The entire business has […]
With all of the scams running around the Internet today, it’s easy to ask “what can we do?” Just last week I met with an employee of a company that had been completely shut down for a week due to ransomware (probably Locky, probably delivered by an email to an HR executive who had too […]
We have several clients who have stated that they “need to have all employees’ passwords.” They don’t, and furthermore, after a brief explanation, they realize they don’t want them either. Here’s why.
80,000 Social Security numbers and personal financial information for members of the Vermont State Employees Credit Union have been lost in a security breach.
We recently handled an incident response case where our client was infected by malware which was delivered by email. The client plead ignorance, and asked “how can we tell what is real and what is a virus?” Here’s a quick tip to do just that!
Here’s a quick self-assessment on your password. Please take 1 minute to answer the questions on our brief password age survey, and we’ll report the findings back here soon. Thanks!