Manufacturing Council meeting stresses preventive steps to guard against hacking of IT systems.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership hosted a Cybersecurity Seminar on Friday, September 30. Seventy local companies attended this event to get informed regarding how to protect their company’s data, reputation and business. One hears about Cybersecurity attacks every day, and they are on the rise with no end in sight. This can seem like scary stuff, but don’t let this news paralyze you. The first step is getting informed, the next step is getting started. Here are some tips from the event on what to do next.
As technology evolves, many organizations are seeking to transition from an internal IT infrastructure to a virtual desktop infrastructure, also known as VDI. Ultimately, while this may seem moderately easy for an organization to achieve, there are a myriad of things to consider. The rationale on implementing a VDI can vary and for some, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure can be deployed without disrupting or displacing an existing environment. Provisioning, installing and testing can be achieved in a parallel setting while never impacting day-to-day operations.
It seems once again that Locky ransomware is appearing in email boxes at hospitals in the US and Japan just waiting on the unsuspecting user to open it. If you don’t know where the email came from or if you do and it still looks suspicious – don’t touch it. If the email is not known to you, delete it immediately or if it is from someone you do know and it looks suspicious then call the sender and ask if they sent it. You always want to be sure you are opening a legit email and one extra phone call or email to the sender is worth the time and energy required to fix a ransomware hit.
The already alarming number of targeted attacks aimed at small to medium sized businesses is on the rise and provides an indication that hackers are devoting resources to what they see as the most vulnerable targets.