Learn How Anthony, Owner of Captain IT Takes a Personal Approach to Protect Your Information

Yesterday was an exciting and informative day at Captain IT Headquarters. As our team prepared for the late afternoon event, we got wind that Anthony would be setting the bar for his new presentation on “Cybersecurity Prevention,” what we weren’t prepared for was how this was going to change our lives forever!

Learn How Anthony, Owner of Captain IT Takes a Personal Approach to Protect Your Information

Let’s face it, people do some shady things, and sometimes we catch them, but most of the time, we don’t. Criminals are not only getting smarter, but they are also getting bolder! If you have seen recently on the news, packages are being stolen in broad daylight off of front porches. People are traveling and get pick-pocketed, and the same people who start small get a bright idea that online theft is even easier. It’s a lot harder to get caught when nobody can see who you are, Right?

The internet is, in fact, a scary place!

Not just because criminals are out to steal your money, or to bribe you, or hold your information for ransom. NO, we all know the threats are real and imminent. What makes the internet scary is the fact that you, me, and millions of other people out there rely on the internet so much that now when we look back, we may think, “How did I ever live without the internet”?

With so many people out there Anthony, Owner of Captain IT has made it his life’s mission to not only protect the precious information we have form cyber attacks and ransomware, but he also helps to educate businesses and the people who run them how to shield themselves from these threats and give them a fighting chance to survive these threats.

We want to give a special thanks to a little hipster cafe called Lift Coffee Roasters Anthony took the stage and conquered by demonstrating to the audience just how important it is to understand the threats we encounter daily. With reassurance, Anthony provided the audience with facts and tools they can use to reinforce how they use technology and why these tools are of the utmost importance when privacy and information are valuable to them. In one statement by Anthony, he said: “Cybersecurity is personal, and we all have to do our part to ensure that we protect our data online, just as we would protect ourselves if we were physically attacked”! As accurate as this statement is, many people leave themself exposed, and they probably don’t even know it.

If you would like to learn more about Captain IT and how we can help protect your business and personal information, we have put together some excellent information for you below.

BUT if you are concerned about cybersecurity and want to get a free network assessment, then we can arrange that for you as well. What is a “Network Assessment”? Am I glad you asked? It is what Captain IT does best, Uncover the potential security threats and network issues currently happening within your computer systems. It is the physical hardware and or lack of backup equipment, software, and firewalls; we check it all. After we thoroughly inspect and review “Twice” your networks with our 101-Point inspection, we put together a customized roadmap that lets you understand where your potential risks are, thus allowing you to understand just how good, bad and ugly it is in there.

PLUS as a bonus: If you have been wondering what people are saying about you, we can’t tell you that, but we can offer you a FREE DARK WEB SCAN. This will allow you to check your companies domain name and see if the information has been floating on the “Dark Web.”

When This Risk Assessment Is Complete You Will KNOW:

  • If you and your employees’ login credentials are being sold on the Dark Web (We can practically guarantee one or more are and what we discover will shock you).
  • If your IT systems and data are truly secured from hackers and cybercriminals, rogue employees, and loss.
  • A “health score” for your network to determine areas that are outdated, unsupported, slow and problematic, and how YOUR system ranks against other companies of your size, and your industry.
  • IF your current backup would allow you to restore 100% of your data and be up and running again, and how fast if ransomware locked you out of all of your files.
    (In 99% of the computer networks we’ve reviewed, they were shocked to discover they would NOT.)

3 Steps To Protecting Your Organization (What To Do Now)

  • Step 1: Threat Assessment
    What’s lacking in your security right now? Are your systems indeed backed up? Where are you exposed to risk?
  • Step 2: Create An Action Plan And Implement It!
    Based on what’s discovered, an action plan is created and implemented to protect if and when an attack happens. This prevents you from being an easy target.
  • Step 3: Ongoing Maintenance
    You don’t want to take a “set-it-and-forget-it” approach to security – your attackers aren’t!

If (When) Your Business Falls Victim To A Cyber-Attack… AND Depending On What Happens…

  • You will be BLAMED.  There’s no sympathy for businesses who get hacked, and you’re wrongly labeled irresponsible, stupid.
  • You may be questioned, possibly investigated, about what you did to prevent this from happening.
  • You may need to notify CLIENTS that you exposed their data to cybercriminals, or at least were hacked, losing files and data, delaying projects, and halting services.
  • If the news (or your competitors) gets wind of this, they’ll have a heyday, destroying your reputation.
  • Costs for restoring data and work can quickly escalate.

Did You Say “Ransomware at School”?

San Bernardino City Unified School District computer servers remain down after ransomware attack! This is exactly why we at CaptainIT offers Tech-Tips and valuable Information on how to prevent such Ransom Attacks! Check us out online to learn more: http://bit.ly/cyber-securitytips

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

San Bernardino City Unified School District computer servers remain down after ransomware attack

  • Richard K. De Atley
  • PUBLISHED: October 21, 2019 at 4:38 pm | UPDATED: October 22, 2019 at 7:33 am
  • Categories:Crime + Public SafetyNews

A ransomware attack over the weekend left San Bernardino City Unified School District computer servers inaccessible, with no estimate for restoration.

Officials on Monday, Oct. 21, declined to disclose the ransom demands to unlock the system.

The district said it was working “with law enforcement and a third-party expert to restore the network. ” district spokeswoman Corina Borsuk wrote in an email.

The district announced Sunday that faculty and staff were locked out of their emails and classes would have to proceed without Wi-Fi and other tech-based tools when classes resumed Monday. SBCUSD has 72 schools with some 53,000 students.

Student and related family data were safe. That content is hosted on a third-party platform with its own servers, which were not affected, the district said in a statement.

Ransomware invasions allow hackers to gain control and access to computers and their stored data. The attackers then demand a ransom to release control of the devices. The district was first alerted to the attack early Saturday, officials said.

“It’s true that there are significant challenges to access the district network because the district systems are down,”  District Safety/Emergency Manager Eric Vetere said. “However, student data has not been compromised.”

Functioning Monday were school phones and student meal service, as well as lighting and air conditioning systems, the district said.

The telephone system for the district’s Transportation Department, which coordinate school buses were “briefly affected,” the district said, but bus operator Durham School Services transported students without interruption and that system has since been restored, Borsuk wrote.

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“We are committed to doing all we can to continue serving our families and to strengthening our systems so something like this doesn’t happen again,” Superintendent Dale Marsden said in a statement.

“As part of the ongoing investigation, SBCUSD cannot disclose the ransom demands,” Borsuk wrote.

While the district’s email system is down, officials recommend students and their families follow the district on Twitter @SB_CitySchools, on Instagram @sbcusd, and at www.facebook.com/SanBernardinoUSD for updates.

Childproof Your IT Infrastructure

Did you know that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month? Why should that matter you ask? Because you don’t know who is out to get your information or in what form they take, or how they intent to take advantage of your (i.e. money, likness, information, family, etc.) 

In order to Childproof Your IT Infrastructure, think of it like having a child in your house, and because you want to protect that child you take the necessary precautions, right? You childproof the house, cover the outlets, put locks on toilets, cabinet doors and put up gates and boundaries; just-in-case. You don’t take any chances to allow your child to get hurt or injure themselves, I mean they don’t know any better or what is harmful and what’s safe for them! they just want to explore and with the right  protection they can safely and securely. That’s where CaptainIT comes in, we are like professional Child-proofers for your business data & information. You get to do whatever you want online, sending emails and accessing private networks while we protect you from the things you don’t even know are out there to harm you… Yeah, I know MIND-BLOWING!

Give us a Call and let us take the frustration of Tech-Talk out and give you peace of mind, security and protection where you need it most. (951) 335-4650

 #cybersecurityawareness #didyouknow #protection

Barracuda Email SPAM Blocker

What is happening with my emails?

 You may have noticed that things are looking a little different in your email inbox. Captain IT recently implemented a new SPAM Filtering system called Barracuda.

 This decision was made to ensure that your email accounts have the latest protection. There is no additional charge to our valued clients.

Anthony from Captain IT announcing the new email Spam filtering system called Barracuda. Now our client emails will be even more secure and prevent phishing and other online cyber attacks at no additional cost to our clients.

Computer Trouble? We can Fix That!

Don’t let that computer get in the way of you making progress with your work day… Call Captain IT for Fast, Reliable & Dependable IT Service and get back on track with your day!

VOIP Web Phone Service

Is your current phone system not keeping up with the demands of your business, or do you find your company missing calls, or worse yet sales due to lacking functionality or features? A new Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone system from Captain IT may be in order. With our new VoIP solutions in Riverside, you can rest assured that your business needs will be met and far exceeded.

Cost-Effective VoIP Solutions For Businesses Throughout Riverside 

Let Captain IT’s VoIP service provide the benefits every business needs today:

  • Features that you’ll use – If you want to take a call on your laptop, or on your cell phone when you’re on the go, or you’d like to access a phone number without any hassle, then Captain IT’s VoIP services are definitely for you.
  • The ability to take on your company’s workload – With optimized technology, your VoIP system will never go down because too many calls are being made, and the system can grow with your business.
  • Low-cost and easy to install – Installing and setting up a new VoIP system in your office is easier and more affordable than you might expect. Our trained staff will not only provide all of the necessary training and help to make the transition smooth and worry-free, but we can also help you find the right solution that meets your budget.

If you’re not happy with your current phone solution, have outgrown your existing system, or are looking for new features; call us today, and let us help you make the right choice.

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