Malware Risks Increase As School Goes Back in Session

The Risk of Malware Infection Increases as School Begins As students and staff begin preparing for school to reconvene in August, administrators face increased cyber security risks.  The likelihood of malware spreading as both students and staff members connect their own devices to school networks increases exponentially at the beginning of the school year.  Why is this?  […]

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IRS Takes Major Hit in Cyber Security Audit

Rushed Remediation Leads to Major Issues for IRS In 2015 the IRS experienced a major security breach, potentially impacting 350,000 taxpayers.  The breach was a direct correlation to the lack of controls the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had in place for taxpayers to use its “Get Transcripts” option.  This option allowed taxpayers to obtain their […]

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CERT’s Continue to Praise Application Whitelisting

New Zealand CERT’s critical controls for 2018 are continuing the experts trend of preaching patch management and application whitelisting. This morning an article in Security Brief NZ broke down the 2018 critical controls for NZ in detail. Like previous CERT recommendations in the United States, the core of protection comes from upgrading legacy systems/patch management […]

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Feature Improvements – Enhancements Continue! PC Matic Pro & MSP

We assured you this year was going to be full of changes and improvements to PC Matic Pro and MSP and we’re going to keep them coming! Earlier this week our development team brought out an incredible new feature giving you access to the command prompt on each device from your management console, and a […]

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Introducing PC Matic Pro Server Security

Servers are a mission critical part of the business world and often contain some of the most valuable information. In order to better protect your business information and server performance, we’ve introduced PC Matic Pro Server Security. Server Security comes with several new features and abilities that we believe are critical in the quest to […]

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How to Optimize and Organize Your Windows 10 Taskbar

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Your taskbar can be one of the most efficient tools on your PC.  Between the search bar, pinned apps, and icons accessible near your clock — you can make your Windows 10 taskbar fully customizable. Unpinning Apps from Taskbar The Windows 10 taskbar comes with apps already pinned.  This may include Edge, TripAdvisor, Mail, etc. […]

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PC Matic Reaping the Benefits of Cyber Security Training

Monday Morning To begin this week, two of our PC Matic team members were targeted by a malicious email attachment from a contact they recently met. Both employees recognized right away something fishy with the email and believed it to be something malicious. All members of our team have taken part in the KnowBe4 cyber […]

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Fileless infections – Ransomware’s latest trick

If one thought May 2017’s WannaCry ransomware scare was bad, it’s just the beginning. Each year, as more ransoms are paid, the cybercriminals have more capital to invest in new technologies and techniques. One of their most promising techniques is fileless infections or scripting attacks. Historically, malware and now ransomware sneaked a program onto a […]

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WannaCrypt Ransomware: Protecting your computers against the latest ransomware

Over the past few days, many businesses have reported infections from the latest round of ransomware called WannaCrypt. This massive cyberattack is likely to have stemmed from stolen tools used by the National Security Agency (NSA). Due to the rate of infection, and the number of machines being infected by WannaCrypt, Microsoft has released an […]

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Forsyth Public Schools Overrun with Malware

Forsyth Schools Hacked Forsyth Public Schools, located in Montana was the victim of a major hack over the weekend.  They are uncertain when the hack began, but was identified on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  According to Last Best News, the school received three emails prior to the attack, saying they had to pay a ransom […]

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