10 Critical Steps to Survive a Ransomware Attack, Step 3: Use a Web Content Filter to Limit Internet Access.

Posted Posted in Business Continuity, Ransomware, Security

If you and your staff don’t need¬†unfettered Internet access to do your job, don’t allow it. Period. Most of your employees do not need access to Facebook, Amazon, CNN, YouTube, and a majority of the websites they’re accessing every day. Every time you go online and access a website, you are increasing your exposure to […]

10 Critical Steps to Survive a Ransomware Attack, Step 2: Patch, Patch, Patch.

Posted Posted in Ransomware, Security, Uncategorized

What are software patches? Patches are fixes for “bugs,” or flaws in programs. While some people still like to say “computers don’t make mistakes,” one must remember that computers are designed, built, and programmed by humans… and humans certainly make mistakes. Software patches are created when a problem is found, and the author of the […]

10 Critical Steps to Survive a Ransomware Attack

Posted Posted in Best Practice, Business, Business Continuity, Internet, Phishing, Ransomware, Scams, Security

We’re seeing a rash of ransomware sweeping across IT systems, ranging from large enterprises to microbusinesses with only a few PCs.¬†As I am writing this, we are in the middle of responding to an incident where a business has been entirely shut down due to being infected with the Locky ransomware. The entire business has […]