ransomware

Ransomware Attacks Hit Three Florida Cities

Ransomware attacks are on the rise across the country.  No greater example of this is the recent rash of ransomware attacks on Florida cities.  Over the last several weeks, three Florida cities have fallen victim to these cyber attacks.  Over the last 5 years, more than 165 municipalities around the country have reported being the target of an attack, and experts believe that number is likely underreported. In 2018, approximately 53 municipalities reported attacks.  There have already been 21 reported attacks [...]

Employee Cybersecurity Training – What’s the Big Deal?

You've heard of the dangers - phishing, malware, ransomware, spam, hacking, social engineering.  What if there was a way to protect your business from these dangers?  The easiest line of defense may be with your employees by implementing an employee cybersecurity training program.  If your employees aren't aware of security threats, how can they know how to stop them or report them to your IT department?  The human factor still remains the largest threat to our business security. So if an [...]

Password Spraying Exploits Businesses’ Employee and Customer Data

Malware, ransomware, phishing, spear phishing.  These are all ways hackers can gain access to your business data.  But have you heard of password spraying?  Password spraying is an attack that attempts to access a large number of accounts with a few commonly used passwords.  In traditional attacks, hackers would attempt to gain unauthorized access to a single account by guessing the password.  Unfortunately for the hackers, after trying typically three to five commonly-used passwords, they would get locked out of the [...]

Data Backup Protects Your Data in Ransomware Attacks

Everyone knows that data backup is imperative to running a successful business.  Your data is the most important asset you have.  Yet reports keep rolling in about ransomware attacks across the country.  These reports we hear about aren't on small or mid-size businesses either.  Big companies and government entities are getting hit at an alarming rate.  Just two weeks ago, the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport had their computer systems go out, and for an entire week, the airport described the problem [...]