There are many types of ransomware but do they all do the same thing? The basis of ransomware is to

What is Ransomware?

There are many types of ransomware but do they all do the same thing? The basis of ransomware is to prevent you from using your computer and in order to get full access again, the person who implemented the attack will ask something of you. This often is related to money but sometimes could only be a survey. Paying the “ransom” does not always end with you getting full access to your files or computer again, unfortunately. Ransomware often prevents you from accessing Windows, encrypts files ...
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HIPAA Compliance is a Law

If your company is in possession

7 Steps to HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance is a Law

If your company is in possession of sensitive private patient files or private data, then you should ensure that your company is in compliance with HIPAA. HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and it was enacted by Congress to protect patient data. You could face civil or criminal penalties if you and your company falls out of the expected standards of ...
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Everyone seems to be talking about this “Cloud” that knows every

The Cloud & Why You Need IT

Everyone seems to be talking about this “Cloud” that knows everything in our technological world, but are you aware of the benefits? Or even more importantly, do you really need to utilize it? The answer is yes! The infamous Cloud is a type of computing that uses hardware that is delivered over a network. The purpose of a Cloud is to help you protect everything important to you online without the trouble of multiple applications. By using a monthly subscriptio...
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Choosing a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is an extremely important

7 Important Questions To Ask A Managed IT Services Provider

Choosing a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is an extremely important business decision that you have to make based on the right reasons. Deciding on who your partner should be is very imperative to your overall goal as a company. Having the right partner that helps you grow instead of costing you unnecessary costs can make a major difference in the productivity of your company. Below you will find a compilation of questions t...
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What exactly are Managed IT Services and how do they work? There are

The Value of Managed IT Services

What exactly are Managed IT Services and how do they work? There are many misconceptions surrounding this service not to mention the value of protecting your business through technology is usually looked over. In this blog, we will reveal why having a Managed IT Service provider is beneficial for your business including cost. Read the 5 benefits of having Managed IT Services belo...
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 As an IT Security Company Reno, here's what we have learned from Cryptowall 4.0 and take proac

What We Have Learned From Cryptowall 4.0 & How to Prevent Your Organization From it

 As an IT Security Company Reno, here's what we have learned from Cryptowall 4.0 and take proactive approach to get your data secured and backed up.

After a few battles with Ransomware, here's a what we have learned, I hope you take proactive approach and have your data secured and backed up. Don't open any attachments you did not know their source. This is our thoughts as an IT security company Reno.

File Format that it comes in as:

When the CryptoWall 4.0 ransomware is fi...
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Last week on Friday, a group of researchers in Palo Alto Networks have found a popular BitTorrent cl

Apple Users, “Macs Don’t Get Viruses” is NOT A True Statement

Last week on Friday, a group of researchers in Palo Alto Networks have found a popular BitTorrent client for Apple OS X software was infected with a ransomware - encrypts your data, then holds it hostage until you pay in BitCoins to get it decrypted - called  " KeyRanger". The attackers asks for $400 (1BitCoins) to get your data back. This not the first time it happened, Kaspersky Labs has discovered such a thing back in 2014. Which means this is a new rising to these type of attacks on the...
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Do you have any experience or heard of stories about firing an IT person or a company? I am sure yo

How To Deal With Risks of Changing IT Companies/Personnel

Do you have any experience or heard of stories about firing an IT person or a company? I am sure you have..... The person or the company that has the keys to the kingdom, which pretty much they have control of your business and its flow. The person that's not easy to disable their account once they leave the company. Do you know someone right now who's in a law suite with their previous IT company/Personnel, who decided once their contract has been terminated they went ahead and damaged your...
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Cloud computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, amazing processing power, scalabil

Key Benefits of Cloud Services….Are You Onboard?

Cloud computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, amazing processing power, scalability and much more. Often I hear people saying the cloud is not for them because they are a small business. Well that's not true,  tapping into amazing processing power, storage, bandwidth has never been easier and affordable then ever. The high up-front costs of hardware and implementation are a big burden on small business but the cloud has solved it, you only pay for what you consume...How ...
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Rest in Peace Windows Server 2003

Attention business owners and IT professionals, if you

Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 End Of Life After July 2015

Rest in Peace Windows Server 2003

Attention business owners and IT professionals, if you haven't heard yet Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows Server 2003 after July 2015. This does not mean Windows  Server 2003 will stop working, but any future attacks aimed at vulnerable components on these platforms won't be patched. Using unsupported software may increase the risks of viruses and other security threats. Which will lead to loss of confidentiality, integrity, and or ava...
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