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Are You Ready for a Cyber Attack? Part 2 of 2

Preparing for Cyber attacks Part 2 of 2 In our last blog post , we discussed a presentation from our partner KnowBe4 on the evolution of cybercrime attacks and current methods that hackers are using to gain access to your personal and/or company information. In this second post, we will discuss what exactly you can

By |December 12th, 2020|Categories: Cyber Security, Denver IT, IT Articles, IT Security|Comments Off on Are You Ready for a Cyber Attack? Part 2 of 2

Are You Ready for a Cyber Attack? Part 1 of 2

Are You Ready for a Cyber Attack? Part 1 of 2 One of Mission Critical Systems partners, KnowBe4, recently shared a presentation with us on how serious the need for good cybersecurity has become. The sophistication of attacks has really taken a dramatic step forward in just the past eight to nine months- right

By |December 12th, 2020|Categories: Cyber Security, Denver IT, Helpful Security Links, IT Articles, IT Security|Comments Off on Are You Ready for a Cyber Attack? Part 1 of 2

FBI has issued attack warning for healthcare providers

There is a credible threat of a major attack from Russia coming against healthcare providers, in the form of network hijacks paired with ransomware. Please warn any clients in that space, make sure their systems and firewalls are all patched to the latest versions, and once again remind them that their staff are the weakest

By |October 29th, 2020|Categories: Denver IT, Helpful Security Links, IT Articles|Comments Off on FBI has issued attack warning for healthcare providers

Ransomware: Protection and Recovery

Denver IT Protection Ransomware, the breed a malicious software that takes your computer hostage by encrypting files and demanding a ransom payment to unlock them, continues to be the scourge of computer networks everywhere. In the past month, ransomware attacks were carried out on a massive scale, including attacks on the Colorado Department of Transportation

By |April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Denver IT, Helpful Security Links, IT Articles, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Ransomware: Protection and Recovery

Meltdown and Spectre

Last week, the technology world was shaken by the announcement of two flaws that reach deeply into modern computer architecture and affect just about every operating system and device in use now. The two flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre, are both caused by the way the hardware processor interacts with the operating system on every

By |January 9th, 2018|Categories: Helpful Security Links, IT Articles|Comments Off on Meltdown and Spectre

Local Admin Blues

One of the most prevalent security risks we encounter is setting users to be local administrators on their workstations. This is usually set up because some important software application requires it, or users need the ability to make certain changes to their workstations - like changing wifi networks or adding printers. While setting a user

By |November 14th, 2017|Categories: IT Articles, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Local Admin Blues

New Ransomware Strain

This week in Security News, a new ransomware called Bad Rabbit has been infecting networks in Russia, Asia, and Europe since yesterday. Some infections in the US have also been reported. So far it’s not spreading nearly as quickly as WannaCry and Petya, fortunately. Here are the important bits: It seems to be infecting computers

By |October 26th, 2017|Categories: Helpful Security Links, Tech Tips|Comments Off on New Ransomware Strain

Serious Wifi Flaw Discovered

A new and serious flaw with wireless networking was announced this morning. We are waiting for companies to provide patches to fix the security risk, and will update the wifi system as soon as they are available. Once the network has been patched, we will send out an email to let everyone know. What is

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Helpful Security Links, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Serious Wifi Flaw Discovered