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7ev3n: The New and Nasty Ransomware

A new ransomware has been spotted in the wild called 7ev3n that encrypts your data and demands 13 bitcoins (almost $5,000) to decrypt your files. At 13 bitcoin ransom demand this is the largest seen to date for this type of infection, but that is only just one of the problems with this ransomware. In addition to the […]

What is Ransomware and How to Protect Against it

Computer or electronic ransomware can take many different forms, but in essence it denies access to either a device or the files within a device until a ransom has been paid. Typical PC or Mac-based ransomware is a malicious code (software)  that encrypts user’s or company’s files and forces them to pay a fee to […]

  
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    • What the ‘versatilist’ trend means for IT staffing February 20, 2018
      According to Gartner, by 2021, 40 percent of IT staff will be “versatilists,” holding multiple roles. Moreover, most of these roles will be business-related, rather than technology-related, it predicts.Furthermore, by 2019, IT technical specialist hires will fall by more than 5 percent. Gartner predicts that 50 percent of enterprises will formalize IT versatilist profiles and […]
    • Rethinking cloud ROI: Come for cost savings but stay for agility February 16, 2018
      Companies are moving away from the traditional operations-oriented ROI model, and now look toward agility as the core metric to determine value. That’s clear in a new report called “How Enterprises Are Calculating Cloud ROI—And Why Some Enterprises Are Moving Ahead Without It,” from ISACA.Although this is new to many enterprises and analysis firms, it’s not new […]
    • The evidence is in: The cloud’s advantages are now clear to business February 13, 2018
      One of the likely outcomes of moving to the public cloud is altering how products are designed, a recent Harvard Business Review article shows. With cloud, there is closer collaboration between corporate IT departments and business units—sales, finance, forecasting, and even customer interaction. In fact, the HBR article shows that many IT departments have jointly […]