5 Ways Connecticut’s Towns can Protect Themselves from Ransomware Attacks

By Derek Marin | Mar 19, 2019 2:53:17 PM

March has been a busy month for the IT departments in Connecticut towns and not for good reasons. Several town computer networks, namely Plymouth and Colchester's, fell victim to ransomware attacks. 

Here's how ransomware attacks generally work.

A criminal emails the potential victim in hopes of getting some virus to encrypt data and lockdown the computer. In the case of the towns here in CT, the victims were employees for the town and they accidentally assumed the e-mail was coming from a credible source, such as a colleague, an e-commerce vendor like Amazon or perhaps even another government agency.

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Security Starts with Keeping a Clean Desk

By Derek Marin | Mar 14, 2019 2:58:48 PM

Lots of us don't think about the connection between having a clean desk and security. But our desk is actually a perfect spot to talk about security with our staff.

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The Art of War and Cyber Security

By Derek Marin | Feb 21, 2019 9:45:29 AM

The war between organizations and cyber criminals is spreading, and new trends in cybersecurity threaten to outpace and overtake organizations that are not protected.

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2019 Update: New Phishing Scam Goes After Your W-2 Form

By Tom McDonald | Jan 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

You can’t trust anyone these days. Just look at your email inbox for proof. How many solicitations do you get each day for offers that are too good to be true? How many requests to open suspicious attachments or visit unknown websites that could contain malware?

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Watch Out for These Mobile Security Threats in 2019

By Tom McDonald | Jan 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that more than 74 percent of U.S. businesses either have a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy or plan to have one in place within 12 months? Sixty-seven percent of U.S. workers report using their own mobile devices at work, and the majority of those devices are smartphones. There are currently over 230 million smartphone users in the U.S., and that number is expected to grow to 270.66 million by 2022.

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