As you have probably seen, there has been an increase in the attempts of spammers to entice you and your staff into downloading malicious files. This has come across most recently as emails from financial institutions, payroll providers, and other businesses asking you to download a file from Dropbox. These legitimate businesses would not deliver documents to you via Dropbox,
Survey says? A recent survey of 4,275 global IT security pros was both enlightening … and frightening. Consider the findings of the survey: 57 percent: Felt their organizations were unprotected from sophisticated cyberattacks. 63 percent: Doubted they could stop the exfiltration of confidential information from their systems. 69 percent: Said cyberthreats were falling through the cracks in their systems. 44
Microsoft earlier this month provided an emergency security update for Internet Explorer to prevent hackers from continuing to do their dirty work. But that wasn’t the big news. In a surprise move, Microsoft allowed Windows XP machines to receive the update, even though Microsoft had indicated in April it considered the 13-year-old operating system retired. “Even though Windows XP is
In the aftermath of this month’s bug “Heartbleed,” security experts say there is little Internet users can do to protect themselves from this month’s recent discovery of the “Heartbleed” bug that exposes data to hackers. It is all up to website operators to fix, not website users. Researchers have observed advanced hacking groups conducting automated scans of the internet in
You need to evaluate your business’ security posture, and make informed, balanced decisions about protecting yourself from threats to your business. Reduce your risk and achieve Zen for your business with the following safeguards: Secure all entry and exit areas of your organization’s critical data. Border security is top priority. Actively monitor the traffic passing through your data gateways and
There are just a few weeks left in 2013, so now’s the time to launch a successful New Year. The following are our top five IT Resolutions that we recommend to clients: 1. Start managing your security patching and firmware upgrades. Don’t be a victim of viruses, malware, and obvious cyber attacks in 2014. Most damage occurs by exploiting security
Protelligent launches its newest tool to support our clients, PTIconnect. Located at www.pticonnect.net, this web-based remote support tool allows Protelligent support engineers the ability to take remote control of user desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. It ensures rapid response and issue resolution for the end-users we support. Carson Morehouse, one of Protelligent’s support engineers says, “This new solution is great.
Fred Groehler, Protelligent’s Principal Engineer: ”Ransomware is a whole new level of nasty malware, significantly impacting businesses over the last six months. Unlike previous malware versions, ransomware works to infect entire networks, encrypting business data and making it unusable. Without the appropriate anti-X services and a reliable disaster recovery solution, organizations are at greater risk than ever before.” Don’t let