Why a Password isn’t Enough?

Passwords shouldn’t be the only method you use to defend your accounts. After all, hackers have plenty of ways to steal them.  According to todays security experts, passwords are not enough.

Google conducted a one year study on the leading causes of account hijacking to help businesses fully understand the risks involved.

New Global Ransomware Spreading Today

"We are seeing several thousands of infection attempts at the moment, comparable in size to Wannacry's first hours." said Costin Raiu, a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab.

Judging by photos posted to Twitter today and various images provided by sources, the attacks involve a piece of ransomware that displays red text on a black background, and demands $300 worth of bitcoin.

WannaCry Ransomware – Check Your Backups

For PICS ITech Customers

We have a multi-pronged approach to protect your computer network against this type of attack and have worked all last week to ensure all computers were patches and protected.  In addition we have been in contact we our security vendors to make sure all anti-malware, and network protections are in place.

Wanna Cry Ransomware – What you need to know.

For PICS ITech Customers

We have a multi-pronged approach to protect your computer network against this type of attack.  In the simplest terms, although this ransomware is all over the media and is truly causing havoc across the globe, the ransomware itself is similar to what we have seen before and what we continue to protect you against.

Your Employees are out to get you!

My wife hates it when I say the word “stupid”, she prefers me to say "silly" instead.  But sometimes I think it is the most appropriate word, like this morning when one of my employees was reporting an issue with his password and yelled it across the room.

Ever wonder if it’s really worth it after the s**t hits the fan?

 

I hear it every day, excuses why small businesses deal with sub-standard IT services and out of date technology.   What makes it ironic is this is a hole in the bucket where profits are leaking out of their companies.    “It’s too expensive to update our website”,  “What’s the big deal if my anti-virus is out of date”, “I don’t need a firewall, my cable company provides one with the service”,  “Do I really need to continue maintenance on my router, what for?” and on and on.