May 14, 2021

Honor Among Thieves? Lessons for Small Business From the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware situation from last week seems to have a satisfactory ending. The IT system was fixed, the fuel supply chain restored, gas crisis averted. And they all lived happily ever after, right? Read More…


June 12, 2020

Why It Doesn’t Matter How MSU Got Ransomware

Maybe you heard that Michigan State University got hacked a couple of weeks ago. (We understand if you missed it; there’s a lot of everything going on.) Maybe you know that it was Netwalker ransomware. Read More…


October 4, 2019

IT Security – Cybersecurity Month 2019

Every October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) — a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Is this really needed? Don’t most small businesses know about backups, Read More…


August 23, 2019

22 Texas Towns Hit by Ransomware

Twenty-two towns in Texas were hit by ransomware last week, according to the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). That’s surprising enough. But the really scary bit is that they were all hit at the Read More…


April 26, 2019

Michigan Medical Practice Shuts Down: Where Were the Backups?

A western Michigan medical practice is shutting down after a ransomware attack. We have one question: Where were the backups? Let’s review the events, and what the doctors did right — and wrong. The attack: Hackers Read More…

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