Does My Insurance Company Have a Say in My Business’ IT or Cyber Security Policy?

In the 2018 calendar year, there were more than 570 security breaches that compromised the identities of over 415 million employees and consumers around the world. Nearly half of these breaches were experienced by businesses, and while most of the news headlines we read tell us about large companies experiencing these breaches, the majority of

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How to Prevent Hacking

As a business owner, can you afford to potentially lose your data and the use of your computers to ransomware? Could you stand to pay potentially millions of dollars in fines for a data breach? Whether you’re a small company of only a few employees or a larger company, everyone is at risk. In one

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Introduction to Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)

So far in 2021, Ransomware attacks have resulted in catastrophic damages for individuals and businesses alike. Not all of these damages are monetary, either—disruption to key business functions can have long-lasting effects that can take weeks or months to completely resolve. The problem is very real. As of the publishing of this article, it’s likely

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Supply Chain Attacks

Over the holiday weekend, a major player in the IT industry suffered an attack that ended up crippling the technology infrastructure of potentially thousands of companies around the world. The company, Kaseya, provides Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tools used by many IT departments and Managed Service Providers (MSP) to monitor the health of their

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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