At Edafio Technologies, we are constantly on the lookout for ways to protect our clients, and we strive to stay on the cutting edge of threat prevention. One example of this is the recent rise of cryptomalware that struck a number of firms both large and small and is currently holding untold amounts of customer data ransom for online payments in the form of Bitcoin. This blog from Symantec shows that Australia has been especially hard hit by the threats that we also saw at a few clients just this past week.
What’s interesting to us about this article in particular is that we can see the lengths hackers go throught to make their email addresses and websites look legitimate to trick end users, and reminds us why it is important to stay vigilant.
It’s always useful to be extra cautious about emails that seem fishy or too good to be true. At Edafio, we would remind you to take a moment and make sure the message fits known patterns:
- Has my bank/credit union sent me emails like this before? If so, what email addresses did they use, and how could I verify the email? Often times, a 5 minute phone call could have saved a 5 hour disk defragmentation!
- Does the message fit in the timeframe where I would normally get email alerts? For example, if my electric bill usually comes on the 15th, be weary of notices from dates that differ from the norm.
- Or with “package delivery” emails, were you expecting a delivery of some kind?
Anything out of the ordinary should be treated with caution, so be safe out there, and check back soon for more helpful tips from Edafio Technologies!
Following the merger, Edafio Technology Partners, headquartered in North Little Rock, became the largest provider of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) implementation and support services to the medical industry in Arkansas.
“We are excited to officially announce that Edafio Technology Partners has merged with Coleman Technologies,” said Keith Woodruff, president and CEO of Edafio Technology Partners. “Both companies share similar goals and values so the transition to operate as one company will be a smooth one. Both Don (founder and CEO of Coleman Technologies) and I agree that the merger will be extremely beneficial to our companies and, most importantly, our clients.”
- Security Issues – Just take a quick look at the latest virus watch list
- Regulatory Compliance such as PCI and HIPAA to name just two of the more common challenges businesses are facing.
- Virtualization Challenges – Ready to reduce your datacenter footprint with a solution from VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V ?
- Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity decisions.
- Cloud based migrations of certain infrastructure.
Steve Tobak has a great article about why IT consulting makes sense and can be read here.
“We are very excited to have an on-site presence in NWA. We know we can better serve our existing clients in NWA with employees located on the I49 corridor.” said Keith Woodruff, president and CEO of Edafio Technology Partners. “The team of John Grau, Chris Schwilling and Brian Taylor will bring years of experience to NWA. For as long as I can recall, NWA has provided an incredible environment for economic growth and we want to do our small part to help sustain this culture by providing IT services and solutions that are based on client business needs.”
VMware has a helpful article explaining the benefits for your small business. It’s not just for the Fortune 500!
Another great solution is Microsoft’s very own Hyper-V. Check out what people are saying about it here and here.