Entries by Katie Boyd

Wi-Fi Vulnerability Alert

This morning, the ICASI released a statement alerting the technology industry to a series of vulnerabilities used by nearly every modern network. These vulnerabilities are at the protocol-level and affect a large number of wireless infrastructure devices and clients using WPA and WPA2. What is the vulnerability? The weakness is in WPA and WPA2 – […]

Mitel Acquires ShoreTel: What it Means for You

Last Thursday, Mitel announced a $430 million acquisition of ShoreTel. According to Raul Castanon-Martinez, 451 Research’s senior analyst of enterprise mobility, “ShoreTel ‘s Summit CPaaS platform will allow Mitel to catch up with Vonage, which acquired Nexmo last year, and Cisco, which acquired Tropo a few years ago.” So what does this mean for BECA and other ShoreTel users? Don’t worry […]

[ALERT] New Worldwide Ransomware Attacks

Thousands of Infection Attempts “A quickly-spreading, world-wide ransomware outbreak has reportedly hit targets in Spain, France, Ukraine, Russia, and other countries. On Tuesday, a wide range of private businesses reportedly suffered ransomware attacks. Although it is not clear if every case is connected, at least several of them appear to be related to the same […]

The Importance of Strong Passwords

  You know that feeling you get when you try to log onto your account and you get the notification that it’s time to change your password? Or maybe it’s your IT director sending a company-wide email reminding everyone to update their passwords. That feeling is probably something close to frustration or annoyance. Why don’t we […]

Cyber Security Tips for the Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” It’s the time of year with beautiful lights, festive foods, holiday cheer, and well-wishes from family and friends. It can definitely classify as one of the best times of the year … except in the cyber-security world. This is the time of year when financially-motivated cyber criminals are most […]

Why Your Business Needs E5

Microsoft’s Office 365 E5 offers the most comprehensive business plan ever. Advanced tools and security features save you time and money. Everything you need to make your business run efficiently, securely, and effortlessly is right at your fingertips. E5 customers receive collaboration tools such as Cloud PBX and PSTN Conferencing and organizational analytics with Microsoft […]

[BECA ALERT] Ransomware Attacks Will Be Growing Even More Rampant

Everyone has heard of Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). But have you heard about Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS)? This RaaS scheme is allowing even the most technically illiterate criminals to extort money from victims by using data-encrypting malware. And guess what? It’s working. Cerber is one of the largest active RaaS systems today, and a new report […]