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Got a consumer class router?  Power cycle it NOW!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/29/18 4:02 PM

The FBI has issued an important warning about certain consumer-class routers after a massive malware attack was detected.  Turning the router off, then on again is a simple and important step to help stop the malware.  Additionally, it's recommended that you update the password and make sure the firmware is up to date.  The malware is capable of blocking traffic,  collecting information that's transmitted through the device, and disabling devices entirely.

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Tags: cybersecurity, malware





Cybersecurity - What is the cost to Small Businesses? Another factor to think about related to Microsoft Security Patches...

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/14/18 10:55 AM

We've all seen the headlines of the major cybersecurity incidents:  Target, Yahoo, Equifax, Sony, etc... Cybersecurity is a topic that affects everyone, and we view it as a public safety issue.  With all the headlines over the past years, at this point, most people "get it" that cybersecurity is a big problem, but the education can't stop there.   

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Tags: cybersecurity, ransomware, cybersecurity





Ekaru Now Delivers Dark Web Monitoring Services through ID Agent Partnership

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/9/18 8:29 AM

Ekaru Offers Monitoring and Alerting of Stolen Digital Credentials, Increasingly Valuable Asset on Dark Web

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Tags: cybersecurity, data security





Cybersecurity - Why you  need to train your employees

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/3/18 3:13 PM

In case you missed it... here's a review of our latest webinar on cybersecurity from earlier today.

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Tags: training, cybersecurity





Cybersecurity is a LOCAL issue - Massachusetts school district pays $10,000 ransom to unlock its files after cyber attack.

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/2/18 3:59 PM

This past week a Massachusetts school district paid $10,000 ransom to unlock its files after a cyber attack.  The Police Chief commented that there is no further investigation of this crime because solving this crime is "impossible". This is unfortunately a sign of the times.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, email scams, cybersecurity, ransomware, cybersecurity





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