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
The Department of Homeland Security is aware of Russian based threat actors targeting network infrastructure devices.
The campaign launched Monday is designed to encourage businesses and individuals to protect their systems including routers, switches and firewalls through changing passwords and configuring their devices to prevent them from being hijacked.
Routers have long been known to be vulnerable to hijacking. Multiple studies have found that companies often install routers with the default passwords, or weak passwords such as 1-2-3-4, making them childs play to break into.
Assistant secretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security was quoted: “This is a global threat, once you own the router, you own the traffic that is traversing the router. It is fairly widespread and can cover everything from large enterprises to small home offices.”
Managed NSI clients should not worry as we have already updated routers to complex credentials. However if you are unsure of your firewall status please reach out to us.
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We recently had a client have their cable provider drop connection for a few hours one day. It wasn't the first time. Depending on many circumstances, it can be common problem that internet goes down, which can be a major cost of downtime for any business, especially one that runs their VoIP phones and has cloud servers/services. Although most national cable providers offer a business-class internet service, most of them are on their residential network. Hence the affordable price tag, compared to a carrier class internet connection like a T1 which come with a (SLA) Service level agreement. This means guaranteed uptime, and we can talk about at another time. A simple approach to having uptime, especially when your main internet connection can go offline at the worst unexpected time, is to setup a 2nd internet connection. This does not mean if you have a cable connection through Spectrum to purchase a 2nd internet from Spectrum, because if there is an outage in the area I can certainly bet it will affect both connections. Instead look for a 2nd provider from the phone company for example, like a simple DSL internet connection for backup. This will be your backup connection and sometime to failover to. It would be a hassle to disconnect your main connection and plug in a 2nd internet connection. Instead their are main routers that accept 2 internet connections, specifically known as dual WAN. For this client a PepLink balance 20 fit the bill, and was simple to setup. The router has some smarts and uses both active connections called "load balancing". This is better than failover as sometimes your primary connection will be degraded, not completely offline and the router will NOT know to failover automatically. Whereas load balancing
Wireless internet coverage, wifi installation: We normally setup our clients networks with their server/equipment room centrally located in their office if at all possible. Sometimes it is at the far end of the office or building, in which case we can install ceiling mounted wifi access points. We recently setup a client that needed better wifi coverage with 2 long range wifi access points to cover their 6,000 square foot high rise office. These are ceiling mounted units that look like a sleek smoke detector. Only took 2 wireless access points to cover the entire office with strong coverage everywhere in their space. Their wireless internet coverage immediately improved. If your small/medium business needs wifi installation contact us for a free network audit. 714-660-1811 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
We had a client move into a new space in Costa Mesa, CA. We were able to start working in the space as the drywall went up. Most of the space is open ceiling, which presented us with a challenge of still hiding the cabling. We were able hide the cabling behind the ceiling beams. Project took 5 days to complete, running 50 Cat6 data drops. Office looks nice and fresh, client was happy with their new data network. No data cabling project is too small or too large, contact us for a quote in or around Orange County, CA. cabling installation, network cabling installation 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
Due to cost considerations, many businesses limit their backups to only a critical server and maybe a few workstations. But by doing so, they risk losing critical data by not backing up all of their workstations. And now, there’s an affordable solution for workstation backup for your business documents. Newport Solutions is bringing their robust disaster recovery solution, to a cost effective workstation backup. NSI Backup Workstation Essentials is the easiest way to protect business documents across all workstations. The perfect solution to prevent downtime from hardware failures, accidental deletions or even ransomware.
- Complete backups of business documents for a low price per workstation per month
- Two automatic backups per day for business documents
- 56 versions from which to restore per 28 day period
Small business VoIP benefits. Could your office phone system be setup the next day after a devastating fire? One of our manufacturing clients survived a devastating fire this summer, and we had their phone system operating at their 2nd office the next day. Not only that but once the receptionist's phone went offline, all incoming calls were immediately routed to cell phones. The business owner was stunned when we assured him that with his hosted VoIP phone system, all the settings, voice mails, phone numbers, efax numbers were in the cloud. Meaning other than the phone hardware, there was nothing special like the phone brain (PBX) at the location that burned down. He was extremely happy to know we could have his employees using their phone system the next business day. Fortunately we had spare phones in our office, programmed them to their account and brought them to their secondary office the following day. If you would like a cost savings quote on a new phone system, please do not hesitate to contact us. 714-660-1811