ALBANY, NY – February 2019 – Northeast Information Systems, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that they have been invited to attend the 19th Annual Technology Assurance Group (TAG) convention in Orlando, Florida. The event will take place on April 7-10, 2019 at the Rosen Plaza and will be comprised of North America’s leading MTSPs. TAG is an international organization of independently-owned MTSPs who collectively represent nearly $350M in products and services.
ALBANY, NY – Northeast Information Systems a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) secure their organizations from cyber-attacks, by addressing the Windows 7 “End of Life” policy that will begin in January of 2020. Microsoft has announced that they will cease supporting the software, providing updates, enhancing security features and the software will essentially become obsolete. SMBs need to be aware of this transition because cybercriminals are constantly inventing new methods and techniques to exploit weak infrastructure. If a business doesn’t adapt and bring in technology that can keep pace with the ever-evolving security threats that the modern business faces, they will eventually become a “sitting duck” for cyberattacks.
When hackers attack, they essentially overload websites with traffic, and then siphon traffic from the site the user was attempting to visit to a malicious one. Once the user arrives, they are subject to phishing attacks, malware installation and a whole host of other threats. Domain Name Servers are essentially the intersection between an Internet user and any business application they’re attempting to reach. Having unsecured DNS settings is like having an unsecured traffic system. If hackers can get inside and control which lights turn green and which turn red, imagine the traffic and accidents that could occur. This is essentially what is happening within unprotected networks.
ALBANY, NY – September 25, 2018 – Northeast Information Systems, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) thwart cyberattacks and protect their organizations from unnecessary downtime by addressing the most common tactic that cybercriminals use to attack modern workplaces; phishing. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. According to PhishMe research, “91% of the time, phishing emails are behind successful cyberattacks.” Northeast Information Systems is helping businesses identify the 3 tell-tale signs behind the majority of successful phishing attacks and how mere employee awareness can eliminate the vast majority of this threat from entering an organization.
As regulations proliferate and data security continues to be scrutinized more each day, virtually every company has some form of cyber security prevention plan in place. “It is now the rule, rather than the exception,” asserts C.G. Frink, President of Northeast Information Systems. The typical SMB understands the severe penalties and fines that are looming if the organization acts negligently and in most cases, they have taken some sort of initial first step to protect their customers’ data and keep their organization’s sensitive documents out of the hands of cybercriminals.
Cryptojacking attacks, are derived from the widely popular cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and occurs when a corporate server is hijacked in order to facilitate cryptocurrency transactions by leveraging the inherent power of high-performance servers. As cryptocurrencies rely on an enormous amount of server power in order to facilitate transactions, many of the corporate servers that power small to mid-sized businesses have become an obvious target of cryptojacking attacks, as they are simply the most efficient vehicle for cryptojackers to exploit. We are currently protecting SMBs from this threat.