Please be aware that a new ransomware threat exists, known as the “Hitler-Ransonware”. It crashes victims’ PCs and then deletes all files just after one hour if its author isn’t paid. The new variant of the virus compels users to enter a cash code for a £25 Vodafone Card as ransom. The ransomware appears to be a test variant as it doesn’t actually encrypt any files.
You can have all the network security in the world, but nothing will keep your data safe if your employees are sloppy with their passwords.
It can be difficult to work out the value of a managed IT service for your business. You probably recognise that managing your IT infrastructure is something that can’t be taken lightly if you want to truly benefit from the productivity gains it can deliver whilst maintaining security and stability. But when is it right to consider moving from the traditional break/fix support model to a proactive managed service?
Hardly a day seems to go by without another news item about cyber-crime, but it can be hard to know what the real threats are and more importantly, what to do about it.
Whether you’re buying several high-spec laptops, a new tablet or even just some fairly inexpensive peripherals, selecting new IT hardware can be a daunting prospect. The ever-increasing rate of change continually brings new opportunities and risks and can leave us feeling nervous of making the wrong decision.