How to Stay Malware-Free

Posted by - August 28, 2019

In the current technology age, every organization relies on a secure network to ensure efficient daily operations ranging from lead generation and sales to internal functions such as HR and accounting. That being said, if your network is infiltrated with malware, it isn’t just a problem for the IT department; it affects the entire organization… Read more »

Don’t be fooled by copycat Equifax Websites

Posted by - August 19, 2019

Predictably, there have been reports of fake Equifax settlement websites in the wake of Equifax announcing their settlement. In order to prevent having your data stolen or your computer infiltrated with malware, it would be wise to take the following precautions: Double-check the website address and the URL. The correct starting point recommended by the… Read more »

How to claim your Equifax Settlement

Posted by - August 12, 2019

If you were one of the 147 million people affected by the Equifax data breach that occurred back in 2017, now is the time to file your claim to receive compensation according to a recent CNET article. If you aren’t sure whether or not you were affected by the breach, you can go to the… Read more »

Don’t expose your organization via social media

Posted by - August 06, 2019

There are many precautions that you’ve probably already read about that employees can take to prevent putting their organization at risk of a breach. Precautions such as not clicking on phishing emails or suspicious links, or using weak passwords are frequent topics of discussion in the world of cybersecurity. One topic, however, that doesn’t appear… Read more »

Email hack exposed 25,000 patients’ data in attack on Adirondack Health

Posted by - July 30, 2019

Medical records arguably contain a person’s most personal information that they would not want to be made public under any circumstances. Unfortunately, hackers don’t limit themselves to targeting cities, cell phone companies, and banks; they are out for your medical data as well. According to a recent hipaasecurenow.com article, back in March of this year,… Read more »

Life saving tips for your laptop’s battery

Posted by - July 03, 2019

We’ve all at some point in time had to stop working on an important project or playing a fun game because our laptop battery runs out and we’re not near an outlet. Given that at least for the time being, there won’t always be a charging station available where you would like to do some… Read more »

Another Month, Another City- Ransomware Attack Hits Riviera Beach, FL

Posted by - June 28, 2019

According to a recent AP News article, Riviera Beach, Florida recently became the latest victim of a ransomware attack launched against a U.S. city. The attack caused numerous problems for the city including disabling their email, direct deposit, and emergency response systems. After working with outside security consultants, the city agreed to pay the hackers… Read more »

Second ransomware attack on one city

Posted by - June 06, 2019

A govtech.com article has reported that the city of Baltimore has experienced yet another ransomware attack, the second over the past 14 months. Unlike the attack back in March of 2018, this ransomware virus did not affect the city’s 911 and emergency dispatch systems. However, as a precaution, the majority of the city’s servers were… Read more »

Why you need a managed service provider like OptfinITy

Posted by - May 31, 2019

With cyberattacks becoming increasingly costly and frequent, organizations can no longer afford to not prioritize cybersecurity in their budget. We have seen attacks in the past few years ranging from small businesses and organizations to large cities. While larger organizations have the budget and resources to handle cybersecurity internally, smaller organizations usually do not. Luckily,… Read more »