July 19th, 2017 by admin
You may have recently seen reports on the news discussing recent IT attacks and malware prevention measures. These specials aim to inform and help protect users from inadvertently spreading threats or falling into cyber traps. We also believe in the importance of keeping our customers informed of the different types of threats and their effects.
A common threat is malware, which aims to “disrupt or disable computers or networks. It can take the form of a virus or a worm”. In contrast, a virus is spread by “sending emails, sharing files, downloading an infected file or inserting a USB stick” into an infected machine. This means that the average user can help to prevent its spread by scanning files and emails before sharing. Worms, on the other hand, spread on their own throughout the network. Then there is phishing, which steals sensitive data, such as financial, healthcare, or personal information. The threat you’ve probably heard the most about recently is ransomware, where hackers use vulnerabilities in your software to capture your data and lock it up. Then they hold it ransom, leaving you in a difficult situation and compromising the security of that data.
Technology Solutions offers a range of data security solutions with our partners at Adtran and Fortinet. Together, their services ensure that your IT network is protected against the latest viruses, worms, and phishing attacks. Our systems can monitor your network around the clock to ensure that there are no vulnerabilities for ransomware and hackers to access your data. Don’t wait for a cyber-attack! Learn more today about our data security solutions...