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Data Breaches: Has the Industry Adjusted?

For cyber-security professionals, 2017 may have been "The Year of the Data Breach." It's not that data breaches just started happening last year -- cyber-criminals have been at it for quite some time. But the number of high-profile breaches, as well as the sheer number of consumers being affected, seem to have hit an all-time [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Categories: IT Services|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cloud IT Services and Security

Is Cloud-based Computing as Secure as Server Hosting? Security questions have hounded cloud services since their inception. But, is the cloud an inherently less secure method of computing than in-house servers? The answer differs depending on who you ask. A 2014 study by the information security-focused Ponemon Institute found that about half (51%) of IT [...]

Managed IT Services

Disaster Response Time If you've ever been in the unfavorable position of seeing your business IT infrastructure compromised, you understand the necessity of an expedient response from your IT vendor. If you haven't, thank goodness. Unfortunately, the rise in the number of successful web-based attacks increases the odds of you facing this situation sometime in [...]

Lessons in Cyber Security & Threat Prevention

Atlanta Ransomware Attack The ransomware attack that took hostage a number of vital computer systems in Atlanta last month wreaked havoc on residents and sent the city’s administration scrambling. What can we learn from the situation? Considering that city officials were aware as early as last summer that “severe and critical vulnerabilities” existed within the [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Categories: IT Services|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What to do if Your Business is Victimized by Ransomware

Your computer is acting funny. You can’t access certain files. Then, you receive a pop-up message. You read the message only to learn that your data has been encrypted and you no longer have access to it – UNLESS you send a large wad of cash to the hijacker in unmarked bit-bills. Unfortunately, bitcoin payments [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: IT Services|Tags: , |1 Comment

North Carolina Experiences Huge Jump in Data Breach in 2017

To say that 2017 was a bad year for cyber security is an understatement. Security breaches were national news this year, with vulnerabilities at Equifax and Uber leading the evening news. And North Carolina businesses were not immune to the problem. In North Carolina, the Theft Protection Act of 2005 requires that businesses report any [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: BITS News|Tags: |0 Comments
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