Ransomware can take different forms, but in its essence, it is a particularly nasty type of malicious software that denies access to data or a device until a ransom is paid. In the United States, it is estimated that ransomware attacks costs businesses more than $75 billion per year.
Cybersecurity is a topic that comes up on a daily basis when we talk with our clients. This comes as no surprise with the increase in cybercrime across the world. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime is predicted to cost $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. As cybercrime becomes more common […]
Aligned Technology Solutions Announces Participation in the 2019 ASAE Technology Exploration Conference
Aligned Technology Solutions, an award-winning IT services provider for Associations and Nonprofits in the Washington DC region, announced its plans to exhibit at the ASAE Technology Exploration Conference (TEC). The two-day event, for association and non-profit technology executives, is tailored to the needs of an increasingly technology-driven community where attendees can find all the education, […]
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a growing trend which refers to a company’s policy of allowing employees to use their own personal devices – such as mobile devices, tablets, and laptops – to access corporate data and applications. While implementing a BYOD policy brings certain competitive advantages to employers, especially a small business, it […]
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held every October, reminds us of a category of crime that continues to inflict taxpayers and companies with damages amounting to billions of dollars annually. So far 2019 is currently on track to be the worst year yet for data breaches.
Phishing is a type of online scam where criminals send emails masquerading as a legitimate entity and attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details. There are many different phishing techniques used by cybercriminals today to obtain sensitive information.
Before Traveling Backup Your Devices Back up all of your devices before traveling to ensure that your data is recoverable in case your device is lost, damaged, or stolen. Install Security Patches and Software Updates Security patches and software updates are a critical and an easy way to help protect your devices.
These days, we talk to our clients almost daily about Cyber Security. No business, regardless of size, can ignore cyber security. According to a recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 60 percent of cyber-attacks target SMBs, largely because they are easier targets.
Microsoft has announced that official support for this OS will end on January 14, 2020. While computers running this OS may continue to function beyond that date, Microsoft will no longer be issuing security updates or patches. Running this OS beyond January 14th would represent a major security risk to your organization.