National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 5 Ways to Keep Your Workplace Secure
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical for all organizations—large and small businesses, academic institutions, nonprofits, and government agencies—and is a responsibility shared among all employees.
BerganKDV Business Technology Consultant Scott Meeker Discusses The Top Five Things Small Businesses Need To Know About Information Technology
Your business can’t afford to roll the dice on technology. Technology is crucial to the success of any business, underscoring the importance of having a thoughtful IT strategy. Because of this, small businesses must understand the answers to key technology questions before making sound business decisions. That does not mean that technology has to be […]
Meet a Team Member – Scott Meeker
Scott joined BerganKDV about a year ago and is located in our Johnston, Iowa office. Originally from Mt. Vernon, Scott has returned to Iowa after the last decade living and working in Chicago where he served as the Director of Managed Services for a growing IT services business.
Dropbox Phishing Scam Alert
Beware of a current phishing scam that is using malicious clones of the Dropbox file sharing website to obtain sensitive login information. A breakdown of the situation we witnessed: A user received an email from what initially looked like a trustworthy source. The email contained a link to download a file and upon clicking the […]
Windows 7 End of Sale – It’s Time to Switch
Why is this happening? Normally, Microsoft’s policy is to set the end-of-sales date for a specific Windows version two years after the launch of the version of Windows that succeeds it. Under that policy, sales of Windows 7 PCs should have ended in late October 2014, two years after the launch of Windows 8. However, […]
SonicWall Protects firewall customers from the latest WannaCry ransomware attack
By: Brook Chelmo Source: https://blog.sonicwall.com/2017/05/sonicwall-protects-customers-latest-massive-wannacry-ransomware-attack/ WannaCry (also known as WanaCrypt0r or WannaCrypt) is a massive ransomware attack that has shut down a number of hospitals in the National Health Service (NHS) system. The attack affects versions of the Windows operating system before Windows 10. If you are a SonicWall customer and utilizing the Gateway Security Services, your […]
How to Respond to Recent Release of NSA Hacking Tools
Information was released on April 14th relating to the release of hacking tools used by the NSA by a hacking group named Shadow Brokers.
Effective IT Disaster Recovery Strategies Require More Than Data Backup
Businesses use information technology (IT) to process virtually every aspect of its operations. A common misconception is that as long as there is a data backup plan in place, then the company is prepared to get its operations up and running in the event of a disaster.
Are You at Risk? Your Biggest Cybersecurity Questions, Answered
Security is part of every business and IT discussion these days and it will only become more intense as time goes on. Because cybercrime has evolved to become more aggressive than ever, it’s important to understand what puts you and your organization at risk.