Are your employees working from home? Here’s how to keep your network safe.

COVID-19 has changed the way business operations are taking place in an incredibly short time, and the duration of these changes remains unclear.  However, there is one thing businesses must be cognizant of, and that’s cybersecurity.  There has never been a time in American history when the number of employees working on a remote basis […]

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Ransomware: Week in Review

To say the ransomware crisis facing our nation is concerning is an understatement. Each week, ransomware attacks are claiming victims across the nation, leaving local businesses and county governments at a standstill as IT directors seek to restore operations and secure themselves against future attacks. Aside from this, news develops daily about attacks that occurred […]

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PC Matic Announces Release of Game Changing Ransomware Lifeline

A Multi-Layered Approach Today PC Matic is announcing the release of our newest product, Ransomware Lifeline. The Ransomware Lifeline product is designed to work seamlessly and as an additional layer of security with the user’s current AV software. Ransomware Lifeline mounts unrivaled EDR and reporting tools into the solution and provides IT staffers with unique […]

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28 Criminal Charges Dismissed After Ransomware Corrupts Evidence

Ransomware Corrupted Police Files, Leaving Evidence Inaccessible In April of 2019, the City of Stuart was infected with ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malicious software the will encrypt, or lock, files leaving them completely inaccessible. From there, the hackers demand a payment in exchange for a decryption key. For Stuart, Florida, that price tag […]

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Ransomware Is Not a Detect & Respond Issue

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A vast majority of today’s cyber security solutions are failing. Many cyber security vendors are misguided when it comes to cyber security protection. One of the biggest “buzz phrases” in the security world is detect and respond. Therefore, cyber security vendors are deploying an endpoint detect and respond (EDR) component to their existing products. To […]

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Los Altos Union High School Attacked By Ransomware

Safety procedures in place by the district mitigated losses Another school has been attacked with ransomware. Lost Altos Union HS discovered the hit when an employee tried logging into email at 5:30am the morning of January 29th. From there, the full scope of the breach was discovered. Los Altos had some good safety procedures in […]

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Top 5 Most Expensive Ransomware Attacks of 2019

Ransomware a growing Global epidemic 2019 saw a dramatic increase in global ransomware attacks. Attackers have found their way into governments, schools, and businesses across the world. As their methods continue to become more sophisticated and ironclad, their ransom demands continue to increase. Let’s take a look at the 5 most expensive ransomware attacks of […]

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Ransomware Continues to Spread Nationwide As 2019 Comes to a Close

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More Ransomware Attacks Spread as American’s Prep for the New Year Over the last two weeks, as Americans were prepping for the holidays, cyber criminals were preparing for vicious cyber attacks. On December 16, 2019, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin confirming a cyber attack had taken down various parts of […]

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Ransomware Costs 300 Jobs

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The Heritage Company forced to close days before Christmas In October, The Heritage Company telemarketing company in Sherwood, Arkansas was hit with a ransomware attack that devastated their network. In a letter to employees, CEO Sandra Franecke explains how systems were down across the company. Even after paying the ransom, Franecke explains that the IT […]

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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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