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How to avoid being caught out by ransomware

Businesses are still getting caught by ransomware, despite the fact that there are fairly straightforward methods to avoid it. Since warnings about a strain of malware called Cryptolocker became such a problem in late 2013, causing Certs to issue guidance on how to prevent being infected and what to do if you were, ransomware has been a worry. Cryptolocker was just one of many strains of ransomware, and the likes of Cryptowall and CryptoDefense have followed to bother businesses and consumers alike. The principle is that the malware encrypts files on a system’s hard drive using an unbreakable key, and this […]

How BackUp protects computers from ransomware

Ransomware is a $1 billion business that often evades traditional anti-malware. So it’s important to learn what you’re up against and how to stop it. Ransomware is more prominent, more sophisticated and more troublesome than ever. Hospitals, homeowners, consumers and corporations – all have made headlines this year as victims of Cryptolocker, TeslaCrypt, Locky and other malicious computer viruses designed to encrypt digital files and render them useless until you pay a hefty ransom to get them back. Carbonite has a solution to this problem, and it’s important to understand how our backup solutions protect you and your data against […]

How to beat ransomware: prevent, don’t react

101 | HOW-TOS Posted March 11, 2016 by Wendy Zamora Picture this: You’ve spent the last few weeks working on a tribute video for a friend’s 30th wedding anniversary. You collected photos and video clips and edited them together, laying over a soundtrack of their favorite songs. It was a real labor of love. When you finally finish the project, you go to copy the file onto a DVD and—what the?—a strange message pops up. “Unfortunately, the files on this computer have been encrypted. You have 96 hours to submit payment to receive the encryption key, otherwise your files will […]

IT Security Risks for SMB

One of the most overlooked security risks for small businesses today comes from the most unlikely of places, your own employees. Non-business related Internet usage by employees not only can be dangerous and drain productivity; it may also open your business up to human resource and litigation concerns. In this month’s Tech Brief we’ll look at the risks that employee Internet usage can have on your business and the steps that you can take to limit its impact. 30-40% of Internet use in the workplace is not related to business. 70% of all Internet adult-site traffic occurs during the 9-5 […]

15 Signs You’ve Been Hacked

Hardware, software, wetware, bloatware, crapware… and the newest piece of shiny is on sale now! Far too often users think slow or unreliable performance is just part of the fun of using computers, and when the Internet is slow, it’s because someone in another office is probably watching Netflix. But whether you are a home user all alone, sharing an Internet connection with friends, family or roommates, or a corporate IT SysAdmin wondering what is going on, you never want to write off slowness as “one of those things”. Chances are, it’s not. It’s a hack. There are so many […]

How to Address Employees on Facebook During Working Hours

Facebook has become the dominant website for social networking across the country with businesses and personal users alike taking advantage of the website’s ability to reach millions of people instantly. As a small-business owner, how you address employee use of Facebook while in your workplace can have a lasting affect on how your company uses social networking and what employees say about your company as a whole. Monitoring Computer Use Monitoring employee computer use while in the office can be an effective means of ensuring your employees are focusing on work-related tasks and not spending half the workday on Facebook. […]

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How Are Managed IT Services Structured?

 #ManagedServices   #MSP  # ITmanagedservicesprovider  #NetworkManagement #ManagedServicesProvider Upon Googling the term “Managed Services,” I was directed to a definition from Wikipedia. According to the wiki page, “Managed services is the practice of transferring day-to-day related management responsibility as a strategic method for improved effective and efficient operations inclusive of Production Support and lifecycle build/maintenance activities.” To be honest, this definition is a little overdone. Basically, when you use a managed services provider (MSP), you are moving internal responsibilities to an external service provider.  Usually a MSP is an information technology (IT) services provider. So how are managed IT services structured?…

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