Understanding The Enemy + Why Your Antivirus Isn’t Enough

  Understanding The Enemy + Why Your Antivirus Isn’t Enough By Russ Levanway, President You probably saw a dominant story in the news a couple of months ago about a major fuel shortage across the eastern seaboard. The pipeline that provides almost half the oil to the northeast and south came under a cyber-attack. Gas… Read more »

Ditch the Drama: 5 Ways to Stay Ahead of The Hackers

  Ditch the Drama: 5 Ways to Stay Ahead of The Hackers By Russ Levanway, President Ransomware attacks are getting to the point where they are becoming existential threats to organizations and can disrupt entire industries and supply chains.  If it wasn’t serious before, it is now.  Furthermore, hackers are increasingly sophisticated and daring, and… Read more »

Why COVID-Induced Work From Home is Open Season For Hackers

Why COVID-Induced Work From Home is Open Season For Hackers By Russ Levanway, President Working from home has become a new norm for many of us, and it looks like it will be for some time. Just last week, Google announced that it won’t require employees to return to the office until next summer, a… Read more »

Dangers of Phishing

By David Ashamalla, Director of Security Operations What is Phishing? Phishing (pronounced: “Fishing”) is the art of sending emails under a false name (misrepresenting the actual sender) in order to trick an end user into voluntarily giving up personal information, running a program, or granting access to funds.  These attacks are frequent, and take advantage… Read more »

What is Two Factor Authentication?

By David Ashamalla, Director of Security Operations Most everyone is familiar with using a username and password to sign in to services online. This typical sign in method is known as “single sign on”. The security with this is moderate since there is only one requirement you must satisfy to be given access. Two factor… Read more »

We’re under attack! Because of a computer screen?

By John Lim, CTO Over the weekend, the residents of Hawaii got some crazy alerts about a missile that had launched. People were in a panic…but it was a false alarm. How can clicking one button immediately send out an alert like this, causing a state-wide panic, with no precautions in place and no “false alarm”… Read more »

Do this One Thing to Make 2018 the Safest Year Yet

By Russ Levanway, CEO At the beginning of this year, I predicted trends for 2017 and discussed my single biggest concern: security. I talked about the changing security landscape and how crypto-ransomware is a real force to reckon with. Sadly, my predictions turned out to be true.

The Service that Saved the Day When Kim Kardashian Broke the Internet

By Ruby Nahal, Senior Engineer It all starts in the cloud Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT resources. This includes computing power, database storage, and applications through a cloud services platform via the internet. A Cloud services platform owns and maintains the physical servers, the network-connected hardware required for these application services and the… Read more »

Managing your IT Security Without an MSP or In-House Support

This article was featured in the 2017 September issue of Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine One of the benefits of having a Managed Service Provider (MSP) handle your IT is that you don’t have to worry about your IT. An MSP handles your tech issues, growth, and most importantly security. We organize our response teams into… Read more »

Is Your Business Safe From CryptoLocker?

By: Michelle P. Baca, PhD, Professional Services Manager   The Dreaded Red Alert  We promise our clients first call resolution and good customer service, so when someone calls in they’re getting an agent who will greet them warmly while springing into action to get the problem solved. If you want to see our agents move… Read more »