Everyone, by now, knows that backing up important files is one of the most important steps to take to reduce IT downtime.
According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Cybersecurity Trends Report, 66 percent of business and technology professionals surveyed identified phishing and social engineering as top threats. This shouldn’t be surprising, as phishing and social engineering are primary sources of malware infiltration such as ransomware.
I recently completed a small project for a Boston area firm which involved installing Microsoft Windows updates on all of my client’s domain controllers. They had not been installed in 3-5 years on any of these important servers! I don’t think it was truly neglect, I think it was just more of “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it” kind of approach. The reason they finally decided to go ahead with the updates was because of WMI performance issues and they thought that having me install the long list of updates (and hotfixes) would solve their problems.