• Tips for Preventing a Ransomware Attack

    Posted Monday, May 8th, 2017

    To prevent a ransomware attack: Keep clear inventories of all of your digital assets and their locations, so cyber criminals do not attack a system you are unaware of. Keep all software up to date, including operating systems and applications. Back up all information every day, including information on employee devices, so you can restore encrypted data if attacked. Back up all information to a secure, offsite location. Segment your network: Don't place all data on one file share accessed by everyone in the company. Train staff on cyber security practices, emphasizing not opening attachments or links from unknown sources.… Read More

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    Let Wicked I.T. Inc. help prevent a Rasomware Attack by Conducting a Threat Assessment

  • Cryptolocker Decryption

    Posted Thursday, August 7th, 2014

    The virus initially stated that after the alotted time period, the decryption keys would be destroyed and the data would be unrecoverable. Thanks to security experts, many of those infected with Cryptolocker can now recover their files without paying the ransom the virus was originally requesting.  A database of these keys have been recovered and an online portal has been set up to help restore the data to those affected. … Read More

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    Need assistance decrypting files from an infection? Call us (888) 646-9425

  • Data security laws and penalties: Pay IT now or pay out later

    Posted Thursday, December 5th, 2013

    The federal and state laws governing data privacy exact severe penalties on organizations that do not implement appropriate data security measures. Make sure you know what's at stake. AvMed recently paid $3.5 million to settle a data breach lawsuit in which class members could not prove actual damage. Will your organization be next?  Plaintiffs’ lawyers, as well as federal and state governments, are likely to file “unjust enrichment” claims against organizations that do not ensure safe transmission and storage of personal data.  Whether your organization handles financial or medical data, the price of IT compliance may… Read More

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    WIth expertise in Massachusetts Law CMR17 and HIPAA, Wicked I.T. Inc. can identify and mitigate potential data security compliance risks.  Contact us today for a free phone consultation