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Another Worldwide Ransomware attack, Petya, Spreading Now

The Petya ransomware. Courtesy of Wired.co.uk

(Follow this page as we will keep it updated as we know more)

Just one month after the WannaCry attack in May, the world is now experiencing another worldwide ransomware attack. The WannaCry attack spread quickly across the world as hackers infected hundreds of thousands of computers and demanded a ransom from those infected. This new ransomware attack is expected to have similar, or even greater, damage.

Chromebook vs Laptop - Which is Right for your Classroom?

There is no doubt that technology has had a significant impact in education. In our previously published post, How Important is Technology in Education, we highlight some of the reasons why technology is not only unavoidable, but also a good thing. 

Why Sophos Security? | Pine Cove's Top 5 Reasons

Pine Cove Consulting has been a Sophos partner for 15 years because we understand the threat of cyber attacks and know that Sophos has the solutions. Together, Pine Cove Consulting and Sophos protect users across the northwest United States from approximately 80,000 cyber attacks a day. In fact, Pine Cove Consulting won Sophos' award for "National Partner of the Year" in 2016.  So, you're wondering why Sophos Security? Why is cyber security important? What types of cyber security are there? Let us give you a few reasons to consider Sophos for all your cyber security needs.

WannaCry Ransomware Attack sends Businesses into Frenzy

 What happened?

"The story of the WannaCry ransomware attack began sometime between 2013 and 2016, when the NSA’s exploit tools were stolen. In August 2016, Shadow Brokers revealed itself, and six months later announced the auctioning of NSA tools it had acquired.

Sophos Intercept X Protects against Malware

"Sophos has made what was a very difficult, if not impossible, task of stopping ransomware very simple and effective with Intercept X.  We have stopped hundreds of ransomware and exploit attacks already, throughout our customer base, with Intercept X." -Dan Russell, Chief Information Officer, Pine Cove Consulting

How important is technology in education?  Let's ask this rural Montana school district.

Located in the eastern area of Montana, near the North Dakota border on MT highway 16. Savage is a small, isolated farming community. Savage School District is all too familiar with the technology challenges rural communities face: location, resources, and funding. 

Sophos Intercept X stops Ransomware

Sophos Intercept X Overview from Sophos on Vimeo.

We are excited for the upcoming launch of Sophos Intercept X, a next generation of endpoint protection for today’s threats.  Intercept X is Sophos’ new signatureless anti-exploit, anti-ransomware, and anti-hacker technology that includes enhanced reporting and visibility (root-cause analytics) as well as advanced malware cleanup.  All of this managed from Sophos Central.

Challenges in Wireless: (Part 1 of 5: Wireless Coverage)

Framing the question

Great Wi-Fi is everyone’s goal, but achieving it can be a big challenge:
How do we get the maximum wireless coverage with the least interference and the best throughput?

Stating the question that way, we can see there are three basic issues we always have to deal with, and we can look at them one by one. Let’s start with wireless coverage.

Radio range

In an earlier post, we explained that creating a predictive heat map is crucial to planning a wireless network. This heat map should be designed using industry standard software tools that take a number of factors into account.

Challenges in Wireless: (Part 2 of 5: Interference)

 

The biggest single challenge

We’re continuing to explore key challenges in wireless network design: How do we get the maximum coverage with the least interference and the best throughput?

Challenges in Wireless: (Part 3 of 5: The wired network)