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Kirk Terrell

Interlink’s Security Managed Services Allows Your Team to Focus on What They Do Best

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We are seeing active hacker attacks every single day on our clients. According to the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, phishing attack emails increased 250% between January and December of 2018 - emails which use malicious links and attachments to infect an organization. Have you been a victim? Would you know if you were? Most of the successful attacks are due to insufficient security tools, monitoring, and lack of training. None of our clients are in the IT or security monitoring business. Their internal team may be experts at IT for their organization, but likely lack the background and training in security management. A managed security services contract can help save your business time and money – and let you focus on what you do best.

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Kirk Terrell

Microsoft’s BlueKeep Bug - Are You at Risk?

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Microsoft’s BlueKeep Bug Isn’t Getting Patched Quickly Enough

A serious bug is tearing its way through millions of PCs – known as BlueKeep, the bug is being compared to the famous WannaCry attack in 2017. BlueKeep is a hackable vulnerability in Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) that affects Windows 7 and earlier as well as older versions of Windows Server. It’s been a few weeks since Microsoft warned users about this crucial vulnerability in the common Windows protocol, and although the headlines may be fading, the bug is still lingering in at least 900,000 computers – who are getting Microsoft’s patch at a sluggish pace.

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Eric Brophy

Prepare for Ransomware Attacks – What to Know

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Cyberattacks are starting to hit harder than ever – and they are hitting every sector.

Ransomware attacks are becoming more vicious and impactful to our clients. Here are some high-level thoughts on preparing for the next attack.

Ransomware attacks are nothing new, they have been around for ages – the first documented attack being in 1989 known as the AIDS Trojan. This attack set the stage for the more sophisticated attacks we are seeing more frequently today. Infections have steadily increased every year since 2013, reaching record levels last year in 2017.

Recently, these infections have become more advanced and more dangerous. Hackers are now making their software harder to detect. Attackers can now also combine attacks by crafting a software to first hack into a network and then build a second software to capture the keystrokes of the users. With these attacks becoming more complex, it is important to ensure your organization is actively working on security practices and adding layers of protection constantly.

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Christopher Bauer

Azure Site Recovery Services: Keeping Your Company Alive After a Disaster

Azure Site Recovery Services: Keeping Your Company Alive After a Disaster

Did you know that 94% of companies suffering from a catastrophic data loss do not survive, according to a report from the University of Texas? DTI/PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 7 out of 10 organizations that experienced a major data loss are out of business within a year. The National Federation of Independent Businesses says 10% of small businesses will experience such a loss from human error.

The Need for Effective Site Recovery

Developing and implementing a disaster recovery program is crucial to the survival of your business. Yet according to Forrester’s 2017 The State of Disaster Recovery Preparedness, only 18% of respondents feel confident they could recover their datacenter in the event of a site failure or disaster event and only 37% rate themselves as prepared.

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Christopher Bauer

How Managed Service Providers Can Help You Save Time & Money When Migrating to Office 365

How Managed Service Providers Can Help You Save Time & Money When Migrating to Office 365

There are many benefits to migrating to Office 365 and not just through cost savings. More specifically, businesses can take advantage of the expandable data management that comes with a cloud hosted environment. However, a poorly planned Office 365 migration can lead to ballooning costs and wasted IT resources. So, let’s talk about how to pop that balloon and make sure your business is operating efficiently and on budget while migrating to and operating in the cloud.

Trying to quantify the number of items before migrating your email to Office 365 can seem overwhelming, especially for a team that has not experienced a migration. This is where working with an experienced Managed Service Provider (MSP) can launch your project in the right direction right from the start. An MSP will also help keep overall costs low and your project on track. Let’s face it, as the leader of an IT department you are always juggling projects and business priorities and dedicating the necessary time to a cloud migration project isn’t always feasible. That’s also when partnering with the right MSP that can provide the dedicated attention necessary to properly plan and execute your project is crucial.

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Welcome to the Interlink Cloud Blog

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations or warranties regarding the information from our partners or other external sources.