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ITech Insights: Cryptolocker What is it, How to protect against it…
We are proud to announce that PICS ITech has been named one of the top 501 Managed Service Providers in the world again this year! This is our third consecutive year of being voted among the world's best and we are deeply honored. Of course, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all your support, so we would like to express our gratitude to all of you - thank you so much.
PICS Announces an all new version of their flagship product DocLib
For us mere mortals a virus is one of the most frustrating and debilitating things that can happen to our computers, while for most IT professionals they're nothing more than just a minor annoyance. In the past few weeks however a new threat has come to light that has even the most seasoned of IT pro's quaking in their boots, Cryptolocker, and in this weeks ITech Insights we're going to tell you all about it, some steps you can take to avoid getting it, and most importantly some ways to protect all that stuff in your digital life that you'd be lost without.
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DocLib is an Enterprise Document Management Solution designed for small and medium sized businesses looking to streamline their business processes, increase productivity and ultimately do more with less people. This is a common theme in many departments today where productivity improvement is now expected without adding headcount. DocLib achieves this by replacing inefficient, manual, paper based processes with automated steps that create transactions in your business systems without any human action required! Join the PICS team as we demonstrate the power of DocLib and show you how to improve the productivity in your department.
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|Fileless malware is back, are you at risk?|
How many times have you read a shocking headline, only to find the attached article incredibly underwhelming? Over the last several weeks headlines decrying the threat of “fileless malware” have been everywhere, but the truth is a little less scary. Let’s take a look at what’s really going on and who's actually at risk.
What is this new threat?
To oversimplify the matter, fileless malware is stored somewhere other than a hard drive. For example, with some incredibly talented programming, a piece of malware could be stored in your Random Access Memory (RAM).
RAM is a type of temporary memory used only by applications that are running, which means antivirus software never scans it on account of its temporary nature. This makes fileless malware incredibly hard to detect.
This isn’t the first time it’s been detected
Industry-leading cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab first discovered a type of fileless malware on its very own network almost two years ago. The final verdict was that it originated from the Stuxnet strain of state-sponsored cyber warfare. The high level of sophistication and government funding meant fileless malware was virtually nonexistent until the beginning of 2017.
|Is your disaster recovery plan up to par?|
No matter how much we analyze your network activity, or how many cyber-security conferences we attend, nothing educates us like the missteps of real-world businesses. Learning from example is by far the best way to beef up any disaster recovery plan (DRP), and the recent audit of a state government office gifted us plenty of useful information. Read on for our three takeaways from the report.
|Selecting the perfect Office 365 plan|
Office 365 Business, Business Premium, Enterprise E1, E3, and E5. Each of these Office 365 plans offer different features and services. Implement the wrong one, and you may end up with a solution that doesn’t fully meet your company’s needs. To help your business select the right Office 365 license, we’ve summarized and listed the different features of each plan.
|US election hackers develop new Mac malware|
A new strain of malware is attacking Macs and iOS backups. Researchers have discovered that the malware was concocted by the same Russian-backed cybercriminals who hacked the US Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential election. Read on to find out what the malware does and how your business can defend against it.
|Which social media platforms suit your SMB?|
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of social media is Facebook and for good reason. Not only does it boast the most users, but it also has the biggest reach and cultural impact. Since there is no one-size-fits-all social media platform, it’s imperative for small- and medium-sized businesses to examine their options before making an investment.