The More You Know …

Employee education can help you avoid viruses and phishing Threat-savvy team members are one of the key elements of a secure organization. If your employees aren’t prepared and watching for suspicious emails or websites, you’ve left yourself wide open for some expensive attacks like: Viruses Ransomware Phishing scams Internet safety training often falls to the […]

Bringing It Home: Breaches and Phishing Hit Texas and New Mexico

There’s an interesting phenomenon in psychology known as “The Just World Effect.” Basically, we have such a hard time accepting our own vulnerability that we blame people for the unfortunate events that befall them. The underlying belief is that bad things only happen to people (or organizations) that had it coming in one way or […]

Charitable Giving Done Right

How to know you’re putting your good will in the best hands The holidays are a great time to give back to your community, or to support a group in need. But how can you be sure you’re putting your good will in the best possible place this season? Here are some of our tips […]

Identity and Credit and Breaches, Oh My!

Top 10 personal security tips to keep you safe this holiday season In light of the recent Equifax and Yahoo breaches, we wanted to bring you some helpful tips to maintain your personal security during this blissful, busy season of gift purchasing and celebrating. Restaurants are the primary brick-and-mortar source of credit compromise. Memorize and […]

The Untold Cost of Ransomware

The nightmare doesn’t stop when you pay a ransom Ransomware is a big business. In fact, some experts are predicting that it will be a $5 billion business over the course of 2017! And where there’s money to be made from vulnerable ransomware victims, a new crop of crooks will squeeze in and get their […]

Are Your Smart Devices Really Secure?

In a world where you can just tap a few buttons or say a few words to water your lawn from miles away, or order a few odd sundries to show up at your door, you have to wonder just what else our smart devices are hearing. If you’re not following the WikiLeaks saga, they […]

Can Your Microwave Listen to You?

It’s a great time to be alive. Not only do we have cutting-edge smart devices to make everyday duties more convenient, we also have a slew of fun and sometimes creepy theories about vulnerabilities and even large-scale conspiracies that may or may not actually come hidden with our devices. Here’s a look at a current […]

Varay Case Study: Ransomware Hits El Paso Healthcare

Client description Our client is a midsize healthcare organization. The challenge Though we’ve served this client in the past, they were not using our services when they were attacked with ransomware. Ransomware is an increasingly common type of malicious software that threatens both individuals and businesses. Basically, the attacker sneaks in past antivirus defenses and […]