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Recovering from a Ransomware Attack (A Client’s Tale)

By |2019-08-14T12:36:03-07:00August 14th, 2019 |Tags: , , |

Recently we got a call to help a local metal fabrication company deal with a ransomware attack that brought their business to a screeching halt. Their story offers a lesson to any business still using old hardware and software, or not updating their online security. Online threats become more numerous [...]

Why Data Breaches Are Partly Our Own Fault

By |2019-08-06T22:55:04-07:00August 7th, 2019 |Tags: , , , , |

You hear a lot in the news about data breaches exposing tens or hundreds of thousands of records, costing companies millions of dollars. And yet, the sad truth is that nearly half of it is our own fault. According to a recent study, human errors and system glitches were responsible [...]

The A-B-C Guide to Cloud Computing Services

By |2019-06-25T20:03:41-07:00June 26th, 2019 |Tags: , , , |

Everyone talks these days about computing “in the cloud” — as if “the cloud” were a single, fuzzy place, like an actual cloud in the sky, all white through and through. Such a picture could hardly be more wrong. The cloud is neither a single place, nor a single, undifferentiated [...]

Is Your Business Prepared for the Internet of Things?

By |2019-06-27T13:55:44-07:00June 19th, 2019 |Tags: , , , |

Is Your Business Prepared for the Internet of Things? The things are coming. In many homes and offices, they’re already here. As the Internet expands to engulf nearly every type of device, no longer just computers and smartphones, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the coming wave in computing that’s [...]

Computing at the Edge with Azure IoT Edge

By |2019-05-13T21:15:31-07:00May 1st, 2019 |Tags: , , , |

Your smartphone is not just your phone. It’s also your TV, library, post office, and grocery store — not to mention your notebook, fitness and finance tracker, weather tracker, alarm clock, home movie maker, and too many more things to list. And it may be your office. Today, remote workers [...]

10 Ways to Improve Your Mobile Security Today

By |2019-04-23T08:09:34-07:00April 24th, 2019 |Tags: , , |

Less than a decade after the debut of the smartphone in 2007, more people used mobile devices than computers to access the internet for the first time. In the 12 years (yes, that’s all!) since the first iPhone landed in our hands, mobile computing has grown by leaps and bounds. It’s [...]

How to Respond to Ransomware and Malware Cyberattacks

By |2019-05-13T21:17:48-07:00February 20th, 2019 |Tags: , , |

Cybercrime is a big problem. And big business. And both are getting much bigger. “Cybercriminal activity is one of the biggest challenges that humanity will face in the next two decades,” predicts the research firm Cybersecurity Ventures. They estimate cybercrime damage will cost the world $6 trillion by 2021, double [...]

How to Spot (and Block) Email Phishing Scams

By |2019-05-13T21:18:03-07:00February 13th, 2019 |Tags: , , |

Cybercrime comes in many disguises, goes by many names. But the endgame is basically the same — to steal your money, either now or later. Ransomware is now. You’ve heard about it a lot since 2017. Your computer files are literally held for ransom. A cybercriminal uses malware to encrypt [...]

Quick Cyber Security Tips to Integrate into Your Daily Routine

By |2019-05-21T18:31:09-07:00November 2nd, 2016 |Tags: , |

Just because October - National Cyber Security Awareness Month - is over, does not mean we should forget what we have learned. Here are some quick reminders to continue to stay cyber secure in your day to day life. How many can you check off? Always lock or turn off your [...]