5 Steps to Prevent Ransomware from Destroying Your Business

The message reads, “Your network has been penetrated. All files have been encrypted. We exclusively hold decryption software for your situation.” Those dreaded words indicate the presence of ransomware and the stuff of nightmares. However, with advance preparation, you can prevent ransomware from crippling your organization. Thousands of organizations, from hospitals to schools, city governments to corporations, have fallen victim to ransomware. Attacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication. But your organization does not need to become a statistic. The key lies in minimizing the risk of attack, detecting attacks early and responding effectively. 5 Steps to Prevent Ransomware…

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eCare Secure Route Delivers Peace of Mind, Blocks DNS Attacks

“SecureRoute is insurance that keeps you alive instead of paying off when you’re dead. You should have it already! If you don’t, you’re not doing your job.” Tim Rocks, Director of Information Technology, Mancini Duffy eCare Secure Route provides a cloud-delivered network security service that blocks DNS attacks, as well as other advanced attacks, malware, botnets and phishing threats regardless of port, protocol or application. Its predictive intelligence uses machine learning to automate protection against emergent threats before an organization is attacked. eCare Secure Route protects all of Mancini Duffy’s devices globally without hardware to install or software to maintain. Business…

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6 Email Security Tips to Defend Against Increasing Attacks

Know what to look for and arm your organization with six simple, but effective, defense strategies. Email is Weapon of Choice Cyber criminals stole more than $3 billion over the last three years through Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. Those scams targeted small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), in particular. According to the recently published Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) from Symantec, email has emerged as the weapon of choice for cyber-attacks in 2016. Sadly, while one in 220 emails contained malware in 2015, that rate increased to one in 131 emails in 2016. Attackers now favor spear-phishing email campaigns that…

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3 Steps to Protect Critical Business Data from WannaCry Ransomware Attack

On Friday, May 12, an unprecedented ransomware attack hit more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries. Experts warn that attacks like this will increase, and copycat versions of the initial ransomware have already been detected. Protect your organization’s critical data now by implementing these key security measures. In April, Symantec released its annual Internet Security Threat Report. The report warned that ransomware posed one of the most significant threats facing organizations. Just weeks later, cyber criminals launched a widespread ransomware attack. The attack crippled the hospital system in Great Britain and affected business and government networks globally. Using a hacking…

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The Rise of Ransomware & How to Protect Your Business

Ransomware on the Rise In June 2016, our CEO, Carl Mazzanti, stated in an interview that ransomware was “the #1 growing IT security threat” to businesses. For those who aren’t familiar, ransomware is malicious software criminals use to block access to computer systems—or hold your data hostage—until you pay them. As we work our way into 2017, the threat of ransomware is still growing. Take the St. Louis City Public Library, for example. In January, 700 computers throughout the library’s 16 branches fell victim to ransomware. As of publishing, it is uncertain when the devices will be available again for…

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Ransomware Threat Called #1 Growing Security Threat on Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Program

eMazzanti Technologies CEO, Carl Mazzanti discusses nature and persistence of ransomware threat on blogtalkradio broadcast Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) June 24, 2016 — A NYC area IT security expert and eMazzanti Technologies CEO, Carl Mazzanti, discussed the topic of the ransomware threat on a June 15, 2016 blogtalkradio business program sponsored by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, calling ransomware the number one growing security threat. In the interview, Mazzanti discussed the nature and persistence of the ransomware threat. How infections occur and methods to prevent them, including education and IT security tools, were explained in response to questions asked by program…

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eMazzanti CEO Discuss Ransomware on Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Program

How to effectively block ransomware is timely topic of discussion with NYC tech leader, Carl Mazzanti, on Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Program BlogTalkRadio business program Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) June 14, 2016 — A NYC area IT security expert and eMazzanti Technologies CEO, Carl Mazzanti, will be a featured guest on a popular blogtalkradio business program sponsored by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. The 45-minute interview is scheduled for 7:30 am (EDT) on  Thursday, June 16. Mazzanti’s topic will be: “Ransomware.” Ransomware Interview The interview with Mazzanti will touch on how businesses and organizations can best deal with the…

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eMazzanti Technologies Issues US-Cert Ransomware Warning

NYC area IT security consultant urges organizations to take preventative measures to guard against recent variants of ransomware Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) April 8, 2016 — eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and MSP, issued a security warning today regarding threats to computer networks from recent ransomware variants. The warning was prompted by an alert from the Department of Homeland Security, US-CERT or United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team on March 31, 2016. According to the US-Cert Alert (TA16-091A), “In early 2016, destructive ransomware variants such as Locky and Samas were observed infecting computers, which included healthcare facilities worldwide.”…

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eMazzanti Technologies Issues Locky Ransomware Warning

NYC area IT security consultant warns customers and the public to take extra precautions to avoid data loss in light of new data security threat Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) February 26, 2016 — eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and MSP, issued a warning today regarding a new ransomware virus that has infected hundreds of thousands of computer networks worldwide. The company urges business and home computer users to take extra precautions to avoid being victimized by the malware threat, called Locky, that encrypts their data, holding it hostage until a ransom is paid. “Locky is wreaking havoc…

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