The Secret Weapon Against Ransomware

The Secret Weapon Against Ransomware

According to Systematic, 2016 has been designated as the 'Year of Ransomware' due to the enormous growth in ransom thieving.
With no sign of this stopping anytime soon, companies must look at how to protect their most valuable asset, their data.  Until now, Ransomware has seen an increase of 500% from the previous year.

Ransomware is Back with a Vengeance

Ransomware is Back with a Vengeance

By: Mark Richmond, President/CEO of Micro Doctor IT

Ransomware is a virus that encrypts the files on a computer and any network shared drives attached to that PC. Businesses are being hit with ransomware at an alarming pace. Once those files are encrypted there are 2 options: pay the ransom (averaging $1500.00 in Bitcoins) or restore from an unaffected backup.

The Micro Doctor Difference

What if I told you we had a way to protect you from Ransomware, Phishing Attempts and Harmful Websites? Yes, I know every other IT provider out there claims that they can protect you too, but do they? Are you still getting Viruses, CryptoLocker and Spyware?

What if I told you that our customers that implement our proprietary layered approach to security HAVE NEVER been infected with Ransomware like Crypto?

I go to several industry conferences and countless webinars to ensure that Micro Doctor has the best protection suite of products.

Micro Doctor Announces “After Hours” Business Mixer in Western Pennsylvania with the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce

Micro Doctor has become famous for an event called “Wine Down Wednesday Business Mixer”. We typically hold only two per year, one in Trumbull County and a one in Mahoning County.

Because Micro Doctor has become more established in Western Pennsylvania, it made sense to take this show on the road and partner with the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce to put on a Business Mixer like the Shenango Valley (SV) has never seen.

The Secret Sauce

The Secret Sauce

When I talk to customers about our services they often ask “what makes Micro Doctor IT service different than the others?” My response is “it’s all in our secret sauce.”

First of all is our experience.  Micro Doctor has been in the business since 1989, and created a proactive IT management environment starting in 2007. Technology is always changing and to survive in this business that long, you have to adapt to stay ahead of technology advances.

Sonicwalls, Small Business Security and Subscription Renewals

Every day I hear of another data leak, hack or stolen credit card information. Small businesses are currently big business for cyber criminals, since small businesses typically don’t have the resources to protect or detect a data intrusion. Each week when I visit a new business to perform a network assessment, I find no secure firewall, sometimes there is just a basic cable router and sometimes a Linksys router.

Afraid to install Windows 10?

Many people are afraid to install Windows 10 Operating System(OS) because they will be taking a chance on losing the safety, productivity and familiarity of their favorite OS. Since Micro Doctor deals with many Business Computer Systems we have seen the good and bad sides of the new OS. At this time, Micro Doctor is not recommending to upgrade your business computers until we know if all your applications will run on the new free Windows 10.

Of the people that have installed Windows 10 on their home machines, most of them have said they wish they had not installed Windows 10. One lost the ability to access their printer, another lost their Microsoft Office software and a third lost a favorite Solitaire program from Windows 7.

Besides the compatibility worries, many users are worried about privacy and security in the new operating system.