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RiseUp press release April 2019


Top Technology Expert Dave Krause Brings Latest in IT and Cybersecurity.

Article: Los Angeles (PRWEB) March 26, 2019
Beyond simply servicing clients with the latest in emerging tech including Cloud and Virtual technologies, Machine Learning and AI integration, backup and disaster recovery, and Metro-based data replication, Krause also helps educate his company’s clients on the significant cybersecurity threats that are plaguing businesses worldwide, including Ransomware.

https://riseuptech.com/top-technology-expert-dave-krause/

FBI: Ransomware hitting home!

There was a serious rise in Ransomware attacks between 2015-2016, and it’s been increasing since.  Not just in number, but by impact.  These attacks operate by locking down systems and rendering them useless, while compromising server data until the ransom is paid.  The sophistication in ransomware attacks (and the fact that they have become virtually untraceable) has recently caused the FBI to advise that ransomware victims just pay the ransom!  This is one of those areas where we have seen first hand that companies not protecting themselves up front are getting burned in a big way.  These are dangerous times with everything connected worldwide…. talk to us about how your company can prevent, mitigate, and even recover quickly from an attack.

https://nulltx.com/fbi-advises-ransomware-victims-to-just-pay-the-ransom/

 

Macy’s “implementing additional security measures” after being hacked – too little to late?

Macy’s joins a long list of major US companies who have had their data breached and exposed personal and credit card information such as giants Sears, Kmart, Whole foods, Panera Bread, Saks Fifth, HBC, Adidas and others.  No matter what industry your business participates in you need to protect your data comprehensively BEFORE a dangerous breach.  When it comes to security as a whole, most investments come as a reaction after an impactful event has occurred.  However with digital files now being the lifeblood of nearly every company today the results of not being prepared could be disastrous.  RiseUp can help you protect your company’s digital assets – before it’s too late!

http://www.businessinsider.com/macys-bloomingdales-hack-disclosed-2018-7

  

Habits still a top internal threat to Security!

A scary statistic:

“A recent OpenVPN survey discovered 25 percent of employees reuse the same password for everything. And 23 percent of employees admit to very frequently clicking on links before verifying they lead to a website they intended to visit.”

It’s important that your IT environment be set up properly to automatically prevent identical passwords from being re-used for every function and that your employees are using strong passwords.  We have seen everything from “password123” to post-it notes on the monitor!  Password security doesn’t need to be complicated or difficult to enforce or control, it just needs to be set up properly from a qualified IT security technician.  Don’t leave this to chance!

Clicking on links in emails are a major source for threats to enter in the environment.  You could have the best firewall in the world but without setting up a security policy and having a multi-facted approach to defend against phishing and malicious viruses/malware/ransomware entering in this fashion it’s just a matter of time.  We know Security, give us a call today and let’s talk about securing your infrastructure!

https://www.privatetunnel.com/news/cyber-hygiene-openvpn-study/

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