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Rapid Increase in Cybersecurity Threats

On average in Q1 of 2019, 504 new cybersecurity threats were appearing every minute. 504 new threats per minute. That scary increase means that new ransomware has more than doubled just in the first quarter of the year. More specifically, it has had a 118% increase in the first quarter of 2019. KnowBe4 recently shared [...]

September 10th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Secure, Cybersecurity, Ransomware|Tags: , , , , , |

Are Your Defenses Against Malware Strong Enough?

The IT Company Blog Series is back with another CIS Control blog! Next up is CIS Control 8. CIS Control 8 is better known as Malware Defenses. CIS defines control 8 as “controlling the installation, spread, and execution of malicious code at multiple points in the enterprise, while optimizing the use of automation to enable [...]

May 21st, 2019|Categories: CIS Controls, Malware|Tags: , , , , |

Increase Ransomware Attacks Against Businesses

In today’s blog, The IT Company wa­nts to put an emphasis on the security of businesses and their computer systems. Recent reports and news has made IT companies aware that our job is as important as ever. With an extreme increase in attacks on businesses, IT security needs to be at its strongest and businesses [...]

April 30th, 2019|Categories: Cyberattack, Cybersecurity, Ransomware|Tags: , , , |

Google Play Store’s Malware

As we always do here at The IT Company, we want you to be secure.  This means both providing you with specific actions you can take to secure your IT environment (at home and at work), and providing you with interesting information regarding security exposures and risks. In order to stay up to date and constantly [...]

April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cyber Secure, Malware, Security|Tags: , , |

Major Online Ad Fraud Operation- 3ve

Yesterday the FTC and DHS released a joint alert on a major online ad fraud operation known as “3ve”. 3ve is a dangerous operation that already has control over 1.7 million different IP addresses. The criminals behind this operation were able to gain this large amount of control by leveraging victim computers infected with different [...]

November 28th, 2018|Categories: Fraud, Security|Tags: , , , , |

CIS Control 4

The last few months we’ve taken you through the steps and importance of CIS Controls 1,2 and 3. Today, we introduce you to another vital piece in your security, CIS Control 4. Control 4 is the continued vulnerability assessment remediation. Our first three controls give us an inventory of devices, the software on the network, [...]

November 20th, 2018|Categories: CIS Controls, Security|Tags: , , , |

Are You Watching Your Network?

Did you know? The average hacker lays dormant on your network, watching you for 200 days before they strike? What is your business doing to protect yourself during the 200 days that the attacker is preparing to attack? If an attacker is watching your network, you should be too. Here’s the deal- when a hacker gains [...]

November 13th, 2018|Categories: Security, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Why You Have to Have an Automated Security Awareness Training Program

Last Friday we held an Executive Briefing where several of our customers joined us over lunch for a great discussion. Paul Sponcia walked the audience through the concept of “Why You Have to Have an Automated Security Awareness Training Program.” Here is list of a few highlights from Friday’s lunch: Users are unaware of the [...]

Security Awareness Training

Imagine starting your computer on a ‪Monday morning only to find that all of your files are gone. Or how about getting a call from one of your employees saying, “I clicked on a link in an email from someone I didn’t know, is this bad? What should I do?”  These types of attacks typically involve Ransomware, Malware, and could [...]

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Security, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Cyber Insurance Does Not Pay out for Human Error

Insurers will always work to limit their risk, so it is important for the buyer to be aware of what is in the fine print of any policy. Particularly with the recent WannaCry Ransomware insurers and claimants are you going to be very sensitive right now. That means it is important to know what you [...]