Insurance Giant Struck by Ransomware Attack

Posted by - March 30, 2021

For the past year, we’ve been profiling major cyberattacks in order to raise awareness about the increase in cybercrime after 2020.  Businesses have been struggling to balance remote work with the increased security necessary. Some, unable or unwilling to invest in structural security improvements, are instead choosing to take out insurance policies against cyberattacks.  Cyber insurance… Read more »

Cyber Resilience and Data – Centric Security

Posted by - March 19, 2021

2020 shifted the business world’s mindset on a lot of important issues.  Policies about time off, remote work, sick policies, and office communication have all adapted in response to the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the dramatic global increase in cybercrime, especially ransomware attacks, have created a new pressure on businesses to adapt their… Read more »

5 Common Digital Threat Misconceptions

Posted by - March 09, 2021

With the increase in digital threats and cyber attacks over the past two years, experts are recommending for organizations to take another look at their security protocols.  However, some people are falling prey to common misconceptions about digital threats and cybersecurity and leaving their organization vulnerable as a result.  Here are 5 of the most… Read more »

How Texas Snowstorms Impact Tech Companies Worldwide

Posted by - February 25, 2021

It’s been a cold month in Texas–an Arctic front covered most of the middle and southern American states in snow.  Some parts of the southernmost state received over a foot of icy accumulation, and temperatures fell to single digits.  While areas of the US can handle those conditions, Texas’s infrastructure was drastically unsuited to the… Read more »

An Update Turned This App Into Malware. Were You Affected?

Posted by - February 11, 2021

Almost 10 million devices have been compromised by a popular scanning app. Lavabird Ltd’s Barcode Scanner was a popular barcode and QR code scanner downloaded to almost 10 million devices from the Google Play Store.  Android devices, unlike newer generation Apple products, do not have a built in QR code scanner or a barcode reader,… Read more »

Add Me as an Admin: A 5-Word IT Horror Story

Posted by - February 05, 2021

“Why can’t I be the admin of my own computer?” It’s a question that everyone who works in IT dreads being asked.  Admin privileges are a useful thing to have, after all.  They’re required for major system changes to a device, which can cover everything from editing files to downloading software.  It can get incredibly… Read more »

OptfinITy Recognized as “Best Mid-Sized Business”

Posted by - January 29, 2021

As a leading managed server in the Mid-Atlantic region, we are pleased to announce today that the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce has named OptfinITy as its Best Mid-Sized Business of 2020. This award recognizes exemplary local businesses who best embody the values of the Chamber. In today’s new and often uncertain business environment, OptfinITy… Read more »

Homeland Security Gives SolarWinds Update

Posted by - January 27, 2021

In late 2020, the technology world was shaken by a massive attack involving SolarWinds, the creator of a popular networking software with over three hundred thousand customers worldwide, including 412 of the companies that make up the Fortune 500.  Initially, onlookers believed that the attack was directed at the massive software corporation and their high-profile… Read more »

Data Leakage Attacks are Here to Stay

Posted by - January 17, 2021

What does a cyberattack look like? There’s no specific technique, target, or goal to unite them.  They can be part of an anti-terrorism campaign, like the United States’ Stuxnet attack on Iranian nuclear refineries.  They can be motivated by financial gain, like the recent trend of ransomware attacks that demand payment in Bitcoin before unlocking… Read more »

Confidentiality in the COVID-19 Era

Posted by - January 09, 2021

The coronavirus has changed how we work dramatically.  With new methods of communication, new threats, and less time in the office, some businesses have discovered that remote work is making them more productive.  Many remote workers are reporting higher levels of job satisfaction and even improved mental health after gaining more control over their workday. … Read more »