Network Protection – Integrating SonicWall DPI-SSL

The Internet is a realm on which people can share information and experience. This open forum creates an endless amount of knowledge and experience. However, it is also a place where computers can very easily be affected by malware including viruses, ransomware, worms, trojans, spyware, adware, and others. Webpage creators know how to get peoples’ [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Antivirus, Managed IT Security, Network, Security, Wi-Fi|0 Comments

Ransomware Prevention – CryptoLocker

In the past few years, the word "ransomware" has been seen and used more and more. It is a word that has fueled fear campaigns advertising antivirus software, but most people don't know what it means. All they know is that it is a danger for their computers and the information on them. What [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Antivirus, Computer Repair, guide, Microsoft, Security|0 Comments

Updating Firewall Security Significantly Reduces Risk

Firewall Security Patches Firewalls are the first line of security for the enterprise – be it a small business or multinational corporation. Most businesses never update or check the firmware of their gateway appliance. Firewalls and network devices are shipped with basic operating systems and require constant updates from the time of installation through their [...]

Kangaroo Ransomware Backup Your Systems

The Kangaroo Ransomware software shows traces of having been developed by the same group of hackers responsible for other malware titles such as “Apocalypse Ransomware,” “Esmeralda,” and “Fabiansomware,” but it uses a different attack vector. Kangaroo is manually installed via a Remote Desktop session. Once installed, it encrypts all the files it finds, but for [...]

One-Third of Corporate Cyber Attacks Succeed

Accenture Says One-Third of Corporate Cyber Attacks Succeed | Information Management Online (Bloomberg) -- About one-third of targeted attempts to breach corporations’ cyber defenses succeed but three-quarters of executives remain unaccountably confident in their security strategies, Accenture Plc. reported Wednesday in a survey of 2,000 security officers representing large enterprises worldwide. The “alarmingly high” failure [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Managed IT Services, Microsoft Patches, Network|0 Comments

Cybersecurity in Project Management

Why Security in Project Management? Need to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of project information. IT Security and Project Management are relatively young professions. IT Security is becoming a paramount concern for project managers. No real project management standard (addressed mildly in ISO 27001 2013 policy and procedures in ISO 27002 procedures).   ISO [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Security|0 Comments

Android Ad campaign HummingBad infects millions of devices ( July 8, 2016 )

Security ALERT: Android Ad campaign HummingBad infects millions of devices ( July 8, 2016 ) Security Research Teams received reports about an Android advertisement campaign that has been prevalent for the past few months and has reportedly spread to millions of devices. The main objective of this campaign is generating revenue when a victim clicks on [...]

By | July 9th, 2016|Android, Antivirus, Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2015 IT Security Status Report Released

In 2015, more than 430 million new unique pieces of malware were discovered. Remarkably, these numbers no longer surprise us. Attacks against businesses and nations hit the headlines with such regularity that we’ve become numb to the sheer volume and acceleration of cyber threats. Most threat reports only scratch the surface of the threat landscape, whereas [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Antivirus, Security|0 Comments

Hollywood hospital pays $17,000 to hackers

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid a $17,000 ransom in bitcoins to a hacker who seized control of the hospital's computer systems and would give back access only when the money was paid, the hospital's chief executive said Wednesday. The assault on Hollywood Presbyterian occurred Feb. 5, when hackers using malware infected the institution's computers, preventing [...]

By | February 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Malicious Software Found at 250 Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt said Thursday that it found malicious software in about 250 of its hotels that may have exposed customers’ credit and debit card numbers and other information to hackers. The company does not know how many customers may have been affected. Hyatt said the malware was present between July and December in payment-processing systems at [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments