RIVER RUN CLIENTS UNAFFECTED BY 'WANNACRY' CYBERATTACK

Posted by Paul Riedl

May 23, 2017 7:47:35 AM

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Last week, tens of thousands of organizations worldwide were brought to their knees by a large-scale ransomware cyberattack called WANNACRY. River Run clients were unaffected, thanks to our advanced network monitoring and support services.

This global attack used a tool stolen from the National Security Administration (NSA) and exploited networks where TCP port 445 was exposed to the internet. We learned about WANNACRY early in its deployment and took immediate action to prevent it from affecting our client networks:

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Topics: Network Security, Cyber Security, ransomware

Protect your Computer Network from Remote Access ATTACKS

Posted by Paul Riedl

May 23, 2017 7:31:37 AM

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Did you know you may be leaving gaping holes in your company’s network firewall?

If you allow your traveling and remote workers to access your network via the internet, you may also be inviting attacks by hackers, who can easily encrypt all of your data and hold it for ransom. According to a recent study issued by Navigant Global Technology Solutions, there has been a significant increase in the number of security incidents caused by remote desktop protocol (RDP) hacking in the first quarter of 2017. 

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Topics: Internet Security, Network Security, Hacked, remote monitoring

How to Ensure Ransomware Doesn't Kill Your Business

Posted by Paul Riedl

Mar 15, 2017 11:48:49 AM

Ransomware-Lock.jpgRansomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts files on infected servers and computers. It forces companies to pay ransom to the hacker who created it to get a decrypt key. Unless you have a real-time backup of all of the drives on your network, you may have no choice but to pay the ransom to regain access to your files.

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Topics: Network Security, Security, Cyber Security

Eliminate Bad Passwords Now – or Risk A Cyberattack

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Feb 17, 2017 11:20:55 AM

 

PasswordSecurity-350px.pngCreating and using secure passwords is now more important than ever, thanks to the growing frequency and severity of network hacks. Despite the growing risk, the average person is not doing much to mitigate his/her risk of being hacked.

Many people still use predictable passwords that can easily be breached, leaving them vulnerable to having their accounts hacked. Data compiled by the National Cyber Security Alliance shows just how big this problem is. Of the people surveyed:

 

 

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Topics: Network Security, Security, Cyber Security

Network Security: What are hackers searching for?

Posted by Blog Tipster

Mar 12, 2014 11:29:00 AM

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Determining your network security needs

Posted by Blog Tipster

Nov 27, 2013 10:15:00 AM

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Topics: Network Security, IT security

The importance of network security

Posted by Blog Tipster

Nov 6, 2013 1:23:00 PM

Today there are still many businesses that do not take network security as serious as it needs to be taken.  Securing the data may not seem important, until you lose the data or your privacy because of the lack of security on your network.  For small to medium sized businesses, network security should be a high priority when setting up your network.  With the growing threat of an attack for businesses, security is important to prevent losing your valuable data.  As these threats continue to grow, so does the number of options to protect your business against these threats.  If your network is breached numerous negative outcomes may come from it, including data destruction, or data manipulation.

Data is very important to small and medium sized businesses, and is often irreplaceable.  Destruction of this data by a hacker will lead to extreme problems for businesses, and often lead to a company going out of business. Data manipulation is when a hacker will break into a system and change numbers or information, which can cause a lot of frustration for an organization.

River Run Computers will be partnering with the FBI to host a free lunch and learn on December 5th  to help businesses evaluate their network security.  To sign up for the event please click the link below.

Sign up here!

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Topics: Network Security, IT security

Basic Steps Behind Network Security

Posted by Blog Tipster

Aug 7, 2013 8:22:00 AM

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Topics: Network Security, IT security

Signs your IT network may have been hacked

Posted by Blog Tipster

Jul 3, 2013 11:11:00 AM

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Topics: Network Security, IT security

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