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Computer Security Watch – Aug 12 2014

Better Safe Than Sorry

Today’s Top Threat
Ths Synolocker is carrying on where the Cyrptolocker left off; it is encrypting files and demanding a ransom for the un-encryption key. This is a very nasty virus.

Today’s Top Stories
BYOD in K-12 Schools: 5 Tips to Help Parents Keep Their Kids Safe
“Despite controversial beginnings, many school districts across the United States areembracing BYOD—bring your own device—in the classroom by expanding curriculum to include student owned devices. With this trend gaining momentum, some districts are starting to run pilot programs to explore the benefits of bringing mobility to classrooms through BYOD.“
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

Office Security
I know most people know about office security when it comes to passwords, firewalls, and emails, but what we often tend to forget about is the physical security. When it comes to keeping your business safe it’s important to do the small things as well as the large, ask for ID of people working on your electrical boxes, or working on your internet. I know it can seem daunting to keep track of everyone, but consider installing security cameras. Security cameras can go a long ways as far as seeing who is in your lobby, who is at their desk working, and even who stole from the employee fridge! There have been vast improvements in the security camera work; it’s a good idea to check them out.

If you want advice on security cameras, contact us!

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