Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast last Friday night as a Category 4 storm with winds in excess of 130 mph. By Sunday, Harvey’s path of destruction spread inland, claiming at least five lives and flooding the Houston metropolitan area with record-breaking rainfall — in some areas, more than 30 inches and counting.
Hurricane Harvey’s Devastation Highlights the Critical Need for Disaster Preparation and Safe Damage Assessment
Many of us know the feeling: a computer or laptop crashes, bringing productivity to a standstill. If you’re lucky, you have a tech-savvy friend or hard-working employee who will go the extra mile to try to keep systems in working order. Or maybe you know an IT professional who is available to diagnose problems and resolve major issues.
In these email-dominated days, phishing attempts are a fact of life. More than half of all users who receive these fraudulent messages end up opening such emails — and many even fall for the scam.
The aim of phishing emails is to gather personal information about you, generally related to your login credentials, passwords, or finances.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins today, June 1st. But even if you don’t live along the East or Gulf Coasts, a significant outbreak of severe weather that swept through the Mountain West, Great Plains, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast just before Memorial Day brings one fact into sharp focus: businesses big and small must be prepared with backup and disaster preparedness solutions that protect data, systems, and employees.
As the WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack Spread Across the Globe, What Was Needed to Protect Your Computers?
The most extensive ransomware attack in history spread around the globe last week. Utilizing a Microsoft Windows vulnerability and the malicious software meant to exploit it, unidentified hackers used tools first revealed in April after classified information was stolen from the National Security Agency.
Friday, March 31st is World Backup Day, and given the many recent instances of data loss plaguing businesses big and small, no question is more relevant than, “What would you do if you lost it all?”
Data backups provide peace of mind by saving a second copy of important files: everything from client records to financial information to documents, emails, photos, and more.
Last week, Bob Lord, Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo, headlined a panel at SXSW in Austin, TX, entitled The New Normal: User Security in an Insecure World.
Instead of focusing solely on the threats presented by this terrifying cybersecurity world we live in (see the massive Russian intelligence-directed hack on Yahoo, which compromised 500 million user accounts in 2014), Lord also presented a positive message: three crucial principles that can lead to a healthy cybersecurity environment.
In today’s fast-paced digital world, every business relies on solid IT support. But for companies on a budget, finding that kind of support can be difficult. Smaller IT firms often find themselves stretched too thin with break-fix work and too many clients, while bigger IT organizations are known for prioritizing their larger clients. It is possible, however, for a small to medium-sized business to get enterprise-level support worthy of a Fortune 500 company — at a price anyone can appreciate.
Browser auto-fill is one of the most convenient modern Internet features. Popular browsers like Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox save computer users time by automatically populating form fields and login requests with information that has been previously entered before.
Last week, IT security experts revealed a sharp increase in so-called “fileless” malware — device and network infections that are not readily apparent since they’re embedded directly into a computer’s actual memory. These malicious agents can quietly infiltrate data for months or even years, as more than 140 companies in 40 different countries have learned over the last two years.