Tag Archives: Network Security

Threat Report – Emotet 2.0

For several years bad actors have been using Emotet malware and its variants in large scale phishing attacks.  These attacks are meant to compromise business email accounts and then allow them to deliver a payload of ransomware.  Some recent updates from Microsoft have made those attacks less effective, so the hackers have had to pivot. […]

Microsoft Secure Score

Businesses should always be on the lookout for ways that they can increase their security posture.  Microsoft is aware of this and wants to help.  They’ve created some built in functionality within Office 365 that assists organizations in improving their security.  Here’s what it is and how it can help your business. What is Microsoft […]

Cyber Liability Insurance – IT Security Requirements are Increasing

With the rise of ransomware and increasing automated bot attacks the need for cyber liability insurance has never been higher than right now.  Business owners often underestimate the cost of a breach or outage due to an attack.  Having the right Cyber Liability insurance in place can help protect your business if you qualify. Security […]

Top 5 Phishing Threats You Need to Know About for 2022

Phishing Scam

Moving into 2022, cybersecurity is a hot topic. With hacking and data breaches on the rise, it is more important than ever for individuals and businesses to protect their digital information. You may think phishing is a hacking tool of the past, but hackers and cybercriminals still use phishing and social engineering to steal personal […]

Cyberthreats in 2021: The Usual Suspects

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Through 2020 and the pandemic there has been 4 times as many cases of cybercrime reported to the FBI.  Losses from cybercrime are also at an all-time high, surpassing $1 Trillion dollars.  Remote work and evolving threat surfaces were some leading areas of concern as IT departments try to make security solutions to the new […]

Kaizen and Network Security

Our founder Phil Robinson loves improving processes.  He talks frequently about Kaizen, which is a Japanese term meaning “change for the better” or “continuous improvement”.  The idea is that as an organization i.t.NOW is continually working to refine its processes to improve the value and experience we deliver to our clients. We also have a […]

Practical Network Security

Practical Network Security Practical network security is a hot topic among business owners and IT professionals recently.  Network security solutions can allow you to protect sensitive data, and meet your compliance demands.  It can also hamper user productivity, limit access to needed data, and generally be a nuisance. Striking a Balance It then becomes the […]

Is Your Company Prepared for Ransomware?

Is Your Company Prepared for Ransomware?

Is Your Company Prepared for Ransomware? Early in 2016 the staff at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital found themselves in an emergency different from those they face in the ER every day.  They suddenly lost access to all their computers and thereby patient medical records. Is your company prepared for ransomware? This is a life-threatening situation.  Patient records […]

Scary Stories in IT Security – Social Engineering

Scary Stories in IT Security – Social Engineering I heard a good scary story about IT security recently that I thought was worth sharing.  A lot of times when people think of hackers, they imagine what they seen on TV.  Some guy sitting in front of multiple monitors frantically attacking his keyboard while lines of […]

Scary Stories from IT Security

Scary Stories in IT Security This week I had a speaking event where I talked about the basics of IT security in front of about 70 business owners and executives.  I shared a bunch of real life stories I’ve heard over my 10 years working in the managed services industry.  I realized as I started […]