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A big part of our small/medium business security services including blocking malicious code from entering client desktop computers. One of our vendors for this type of service includes logs of what applications your employees are using. This is great for 90 day reviews as it categorizes apps and websites into productive and non-productive. This provider did further research with all of their users and discovered that there are ten million unique apps and websites accessed by their users. May not be a surprise that Outlook is the top app used, followed by Excel, adobe CS and Skype. view the complete report here https://activtrak.com/blog/popular-saas-products/ Need help configuring any small business applications, or if you would like a content filtering and productivity reports for employees at your small business, contact us at 714-660-1811
Small business cyber defense protection As long as businesses continue to operate and make money, cybercriminals will look for ways to break in, exploit weaknesses, and steal your company information. To defeat them, you need to think like a cybercriminal to find the angles they could use to exploit your computer systems.
- Stolen Devices. The Fix: Encrypt all devices and use an asset-tracking tool to keep an inventory
- Poor user awareness. The fix is have us provide user awareness training. see more of our services here http://www.newport-solutions.com/computer-security-employee-education/
- Out of date anti virus. Almost 400,000 new malware strains are created daily! This is why managed anti-virus is necessary. http://www.newport-solutions.com/why-off-the-shelf-consumer-grade-anti-virus-is-slowing-you-down/
- Unpatched (updated) software. Out-of-date software can be susceptible to automated attacks. Only 25% of Microsoft Windows users run the latest, fully patched version. Our managed desktop provides patch management.
- Malicious websites. Drive-by downloads or phishing websites to steal credentials. 195,000 unique domains were used for phishing attacks in 2016. Deploy our web content filtering solution for your business to keep users off malicious websites.
- Lack of Monitoring. Attacks often go unnoticed. Use a strong monitoring system to detect unauthorized access. Don’t be taken advantage of by cyber-criminals. Let Newport Solutions cyber-defense and risk management systems protect you from costly ransomware attacks.If you are looking for help with these services we can assist:IT Support Virus Removal Data Backup Services WiFi Setup Network cabling installation small business cyber defense protection VoIP for small businessesIT SUPPORT orange county ca If you are looking for the best IT support company in Orange County, CA including Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Orange, Anaheim, Brea, Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana consider Newport Solutions, Inc. your fastest choice. Affordable IT support for your SMB (small/medium business). Ask about our data backup solutions. Contact us at 714-660-1811
Each year, SonicWall releases an in depth cybersecuirty industry report that analyzes threat intelligence and cyberattack behavior. Normally produced in March 2018 for the previous 12 months, this year Sonicwall published the first mid year update to its annual report. Here is a summary Malware volume surges in 2018. After a down 2016, malware volume in 2017 reached 9.3 billion. Unfortunately 2018 is already outpacing last year's record numbers. To date, SonicWall has recorded 6 billion malware attacks in 2018, which is a 102% increas of the same six-month window in 2017. Ransomware. SonicWall has recorded 181.5 million ransomware attacks year to date. This marks a 229% increase over the same period in 2017. 2018's newest ramsomware variants. Gandcrab, BitPaymer, Sigrun, PUBG, Satan, Lockcrypt, UselessDisk, Godra, InsandCrypt, Genasom, Xorist. email inquiry@newport-solutions .com if you'd like the full 12 page .PDF report emailed to you.
The United States Secret Service recently stated that ransomware is the #1 form of malware affecting small businesses today. When hit with a ransomware attack, compromised information is encrypted and effectively held hostage until crypto-currency payments (like bitcoin) have been sent. These attacks won’t just affect a single computer, but can compromise your office network, cloud storage, dropbox accounts, Google Docs and even USB (backup) drives used on the system. The FBI has publicly stated and is warning companies that they may not be able to get their data back without paying the ransom fee when infected with ransomware. Think it won’t happen to you? It has been estimated the makers of ransomware have made over $30 million since the end of 2013 and the success of ransomware attacks is not expected to slow down. The best way to protect your business with our security services is keeping Windows operating system up to date, monitored and maintained anti-virus software, along with a firewall with UTM (unified threat management) services. Don’t be taken advantage of by cyber-criminals. Let Newport Solutions cyber-defense and risk management systems protect you from costly ransomware attacks. If you are looking for help with these services we can assist: IT Support Virus Removal Data Backup Services WiFi Setup Network cabling installation VoIP for small businesses If you are looking for the best IT support company in Orange County, CA including Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Orange, Anaheim, Brea, Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana consider Newport Solutions, Inc. your fastest choice. Affordable IT support for your SMB (small/medium business). Ask about our data backup solutions. Contact us at 714-660-1811
Here's our 11 favorite windows shortcuts that our business clients enjoy in and around Orange County, CA. Did you know you can move 1 application such as a Word document on half of your screen, and another program such as Excel on the other half of your screen with 2 simple shortcuts. See below.
Just one month after the WannaCry outbreak, the new Petya ransomware is the latest cybercriminal attack impacting small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
- Regular maintenance of your antivirus and other endpoint protection tools
- Reinforced threat prevention through additional security solutions
- Regular employee training
- Reliable backup and disaster recovery (BDR) with online and offline backup solutions as the ultimate failsafe against successful attacks
|As of this writing, the WannaCry ransomware outbreak infected 350,000 victims in more than 150 countries. As a customer, we want to keep you up-to-date on the latest information about the threat and our response.|
|What makes WannaCry unique? WannaCry is a unique ransomware strain that exploits a critical Microsoft Windows Server Message Block (SMB) vulnerability to spread like a worm, lending to its rapid propagation after just a few hours of initial detection. The SMB exploit spreads across network shares, so the effect of the attack was minimal to consumers.The unique trifecta of a broadly available vulnerability with a working exploit and the ability for execution without human intervention created the perfect environment for a “wormable” ransomware attack. Since the WannaCry attack, another attack called Adylkuzz has surfaced that takes advantage of the same Windows vulnerability, emphasizing the need for action.|
|What was McAfee’s response? Over the course of Friday, May 12, McAfee received multiple reports of the attack. By Friday afternoon, the McAfee® Global Threat Intelligence system was updated to identify all known WannaCry samples, and McAfee had delivered DAT signature updates to all its customers.Our enterprise endpoint products provide zero-day protection against the attack as outlined below. As new variants of this ransomware arise, we will continuously update our software to keep our users protected.|
You may have heard about the massive international cyberattack of a recent strain of ransomware called WannaCry on the news recently. Hold your breath... there's more coming. On May 12, 2017, businesses, hospitals, governments in over 150 countries woke up to the alarming news that their computer systems had been attacked by ransomware which demanded payment in order to get their files back. You can read the details on Wikipedia and on many news sites. The attack exploited machines that used outdated Windows software or Windows systems that did not have the latest security patches. This means that new threats could be looming. If your computer systems aren't upgraded and patched, or if you don't have business-grade reliable backups in place, you are at risk of being a victim of the next attack. Our clients benefit from our expertise and responsiveness in software patch management, data backup and other strategies that keep them safe. Contact us for a network assessment to learn how "at risk" you are and for guidance on what you can do to make sure that you stay safe, too.
Ransomeware is back in the mainstream news with the newest strain WannaCry. Over 74 countries have been infected. 1. Understand the threat. Crypto ransomware works by encrypting data, 2. Educate users. It only takes one bad decision by a user to unleash a costly ransomware attached. Once installed the ransomware software can infect a computer and worse yet the entire network and servers in seconds!