Google and Amazon Devices Can Prevent Break-Ins

Traveling this holiday season? My family loves the classic Christmas movie, Home Alone. I can’t imagine you haven’t seen it, but if not, it’s about a young boy who gets left home alone accidentally in the chaos of his family leaving for Christmas vacation. While home, he battles a pair of burglars terrorizing the neighborhood. […]

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If New Orleans Officials Weren’t Superstitious Before, They Are Now…

Ransomware Plagues the City of New Orleans in Early Morning Hours of Friday the 13th The city of New Orleans remains under a State of Emergency after ransomware corrupted their networks at approximately 5 a.m. Friday morning. City officials have confirmed, limited networks have been impacted as a result of this cyber attack. Of those […]

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Ransomware is Lucrative and Low Risk

Small businesses suffer most Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of articles popping up about how lucrative the ransomware industry is becoming. It seems like every day there’s a news story about another organization locked down by a ransomware attack. It happens to schools, government agencies, and especially small business. Small business in America is […]

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Over Half of Fortune 500 Companies Susceptible to Ransomware

Open for business… and trouble The research firms Expanse and 451 research found some pretty troubling news. A two week test revealed that more than 53% of Fortune 500 companies are leaving themselves vulnerable to hackers through open RDP. What does that mean? Simply put, RDP is a way to share information. An IT director […]

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Mexico’s Pemex Oil Struck with Ransomware

Hackers Ask for $5 Million in Bitcoin Mexico’s Pemex oil has been struggling to keep it’s credit rating from dropping while it battles declining oil production and paying down heavy debts. In the midst of this turmoil, it was struck this week with a ransomware attack. The hackers gave a “discount period” to the company, […]

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Staying Secure

A Five Step Program Staying secure in our current online environment is a continually pressing concern. There’s a balance between locking down your entire system for security and still being able to do what you want online. Luckily, there are five steps you can take to make sure you’re keeping yourself safe. Step 1 You […]

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