By now you’ve probably heard of the new nasty cyber-bug that is wreaking havoc across the globe. WannaCry slammed into the internet last week and continues to proliferate through under protected PCs and networks worldwide. This new tactic is not “phishing” related and we can’t blame our staff or each other for opening something we shouldn’t. Instead this one slipped out of NSA and is targeted at a known exploit in Microsoft’s operating systems.
Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith responded, “This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem”. No matter what side of the fence you stand on, the stark truth is we need to protect ourselves.
Behind the scenes MedCo Data has been running scans on all our clients to find anyone missing updates and pushing the needed patches to any weak points we find. Building layers of security and monitoring the integrity of our systems is the core of our strategy. Over the past couple of years you’ve seen more mass communications from me relating to ransomware than anything else. I don’t see this threat diminishing anytime soon. We must keep our defenses high.
Our entire team is standing guard. Please let us know if you need us.
Dan Rodgers, CEO