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Tired of wasting valuable time on IT?

These 4 issues unnecessarily use up valuable time of your employees that could be used more productively. Gain insight into how outsourcing your IT department at Gist could prevent these sinkholes in the future.      Manual Chores Installations, updates, patches... Are you implementing technology, or fiddling with it? In a survey of workers at more than 3,700 companies, resp ...

Top 6 ways to protect from ransomware!

What makes ransomware so effective? One reason—fear. Within the first five months of 2016 alone, 50 new ransomware families have already been seen, which is more than the numbers seen in 2014 and 2015 combined. Understanding the most common ways it attacks gives you the prioritized steps you can take to provide the best protection. Read our blog on the most common causes of ransomware. There is n ...

2 alarming ransomware trends

Ransomware attacks are not only proliferating, they’re becoming more sophisticated. Several years ago, ransomware was normally delivered through spam e-mails, but because e-mail systems got better at filtering out spam, cyber criminals turned to spear phishing e-mails targeting specific individuals. See here how these e-mails may look like! In newly identified instances of ransomware, some cyber criminals aren’t using e-mails at all. ...

How to distinguish different types of malware

Malware, also known as “malicious software”, refers to a type of computer program designed to infect a legitimate user's computer and inflict harm on it in multiple ways. This video distinguishes and classifies different types of malware: viruses, malware, Trojans, ransomware, spyware & worms. ...

Ransomware or Cryptolocker: causes & prevention

There is a new virus which is causing havoc among companies. It is commonly known as a Ransomware or Cryptolocker. Cause:        Visiting unfamiliar/dangerous websites        Opening weird emails and/or their attachments        Downloading torrents Most common way for it to spread is through emails. You ...