The skinny on LockerGoga, a terrifying new ransomware variant

LockerGoga

We’ve seen all manner of ransomware in the last decade. From innocuous varieties to the devastating ones, ransomware is one of the largest (and growing) threat vectors for cybersecurity teams (or managed service providers if you outsource that sort of thing). One of the newest iterations on the scene, with a terrifying wrinkle, is called ‘LockerGoga’ — here’s what it … Read More

Chinese spies used a microchip to infiltrate 30+ American tech giants… here’s what you need to know

Last week, Bloomberg Businessweek dropped the bombshell of all bombshells when it comes to cybersecurity. Everyone knows hackers are an ever-present danger in our digital lives — whether its phishing attacks, DDoS attacks, WiFi attacks, whatever —  we’re always having to be on the lookout for suspicious activity throughout our digital lives. But a legit and systemic hardware attack? That’s another … Read More

IoT does some pretty awesome stuff… and opens you up to all kinds of risk

IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been on the horizon for years —  in some ways, decades even. From fictional depictions as far back as the Jetsons to the promise of a smart home with intuitive tech that not only responds to your every command but can anticipate all your needs, it’s been a tantalizing frontier in consumer electronics for … Read More

Leverage and Lindstrom Complete First Full Quarter as Combined Entity

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Leverage Technologies has built its services with emphasis on strategic planning, while Lindstrom grew its practice upon a reputation for reliable IT systems and support. The merger has come about based upon a long-standing relationship started in 2010. The new Leverage Technologies will have strengthened capabilities to include on-site IT support, an in-house escalation path for deep technical support, and … Read More

The Cloud is NOT for Everyone

the cloud is not for everyone

The cloud concept has a lot of momentum lately, but it’s not the right solution for everyone.  So what determines if the cloud is right for you?  There are a few key characteristics of your business that will push you towards a cloud implementation.  How far you go is determined by your need for those characteristics.  The important thing to … Read More

9.5 Remote Worker Requirements

Remote Worker

More people than ever are working away from the office.  The modern employee expects the ability to perform her entire list of job duties from anywhere.  As an employer, it’s a competitive advantage in your market for acquiring business and top talent.  As with any new technology it comes with some risks.  You must account for the security requirements first … Read More

Cloud Applications

The “Cloud” is here to stay. Why are cloud applications becoming so prevalent? Companies around the world are taking advantage of cloud-based applications because it gives them the ability to scale as needed without the capital outlay. It also gives them the stability they want without the massive support staff. Furthermore, these companies gain accessibility from anywhere by the nature … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About HIPAA Compliant Private Clouds

Cloud computing is evolving every day, and with it comes talk about HIPAA compliant private clouds. But many health care providers are hesitant to adopt the cloud due to the perceived security risks. With evolving cybersecurity threats and a changing legal landscape surrounding the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive healthcare data, it can be difficult to determine if cloud computing is … Read More

Cloud Computing: The MSP Advantage

cloud computing

It’s no secret that cloud computing is the future of computer and network care for businesses worldwide. “The cloud” eliminates the need to have physical servers and hardware in your office. Cloud computing focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of the company’s shared resources, as well as being effective in heightening companies’ day to day tasks with multiple users. It is … Read More