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IT Security – Survey Says A Third of SMBs Ready

A new report put out by webroot, in partnership with wakefield research, shows that small to medium businesses are not prepared to tackle their own it security. The report states that the IT security issues plaguing most SMBs are:LIMITED MANPOWER. Many small to medium business have a limited IT department at best. This spreads what IT team you may have too thin. It also doesn’t allow for proper attention to every aspect of security. In today’s world of ever-evolving security attacks, this [...]

Cryptowall – A new threat for 2017

CryptoWall 4.0 hitting Southwest Florida hardWhile we’ve been hard at work servicing the IT needs of Southwest Florida (and redesigning the website), hackers have been hard at work. Around mid December, a new threat was released that’s been creating havoc for anyone who catches it. This piece of malware is called CryptoWall 4.0. It’s the newest update to a particularly nasty trojan — a class of malware that convinces the user to download and run it. CryptoWall is part of [...]

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Keeping Up with the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Video Courtesy of C|Net What is WannaCry?  WannaCry is classified as ransomware. Ransomware is a type of hacking attack known for holding user’s computers hostage until some ransom has been met. The ransom usually asks for Bitcoin, a type of currency that is untraceable.   How does WannaCry ransomware work? Upon infecting a computer, it encrypts all the data on a computer. This locks the computer down. The attack then posts a screen demanding you pay to regain access to your files. According to CNet’s [...]

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Small Businesses are Big Fish

The high cost of recovery from a Security Breach Small to medium size businesses are what keep this country moving. Unfortunately, for many of these business owners, budgetary needs force them to make cuts that the mammoth corporations do not have to consider. These budget cuts can often result in reduced security and sub-par IT services that in the long run can end up costing the company even more money. Reacting to; and the recovery from, a security breach or [...]