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Don’t Give Hackers the Chance to Hold Your Sensitive Data for Ransom



 

Data Lock

Don't leave your data "unlocked" and open to hackers.

Bloomberg.com reported that hackers recently attacked a small medical practice in Illinois. According to the article, they breached the security system, stole and encrypted medical records, and then demanded ransom in exchange for the password to retrieve the records.

It’s important to remember that just because your computers are locked away safely in your office, doesn’t mean the data is. Simple things to remember include using a variety of unique passwords, having proper anti-virus software installed, and ensuring your network firewalls are in place. Don’t have an IT department? The H&S Computers team can help!

To learn more about the attack read, Hackers Encrypt Health Records and Hold Data for Ransom

For more information about network security, contact Andy Bradshaw.

Andy Bradshaw
IT Systems Engineer
231.924.8001
andyb@hscompanies.com

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H&S Computer Consulting

For technology solutions delivered, you can count on H&S Companies.
Click here for more information: Computer-Consulting-Hot-Sheet

H&S Computer Consulting

For technology solutions delivered, you can count on H&S Companies.
Click here for more information: Computer-Consulting-Hot-Sheet

Network Security Solutions Delivered

By: Andy Bradshaw

Is your business struggling with technology? H&S Computer Consulting is here to help! We offer many information technology (IT) and network solutions to clients, the most popular of which include: network management, network security, disaster recovery, and managed services.

H&S Computer Consulting can assist or perform all of the activities and procedures needed to administer and maintain a computer network. Such activities would include managing users and adding, replacing, or upgrading computer or network equipment.

In addition to proper network management, network security is vital, yet many businesses don’t put much though into it. Threats to a computer network can come from viruses and malware, outside hackers, or even internal users. Having proper anti-virus software, network firewalls, and monitoring procedures are vital to a network’s security. H&S can design a customized solution that will keep any business network secure.

Beyond ensuring your network is secure, it’s also vital to make sure you have a disaster recover plan in place. As more and more information is stored on computers, having proper backup procedures is becoming even more important. Backups can be as simple as backing data up to a portable hard drive to a more complex off-site backup strategy. We can help ensure that all of your important data is backed up and can be recovered.

Of course, day-to-day security maintenance and troubleshooting must not be overlooked. Managed Services offer peace of mind to business owners that want their servers proactively monitored. With managed services, H&S will apply security updates, manage backups and anti-virus application, and remotely troubleshoot for one low monthly price.

Need help with your network? Please contact Andy or Tim at 231-924-6890.