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 […]

Case Study: Securing International Business

Client Description Our client is a wholesale vendor who does international business in the U.S. and Mexico. With over four decades of international relationships and contracts, this business is focused on making their transactions secure to protect their valued clients on both sides of the border. Challenge Relationships are vital in business, and when you’re […]

PCI DDS Compliance

Protecting your customers and your brand reputation If Target can have a massive data security breach like the disaster they experienced in late 2013, an event that compromised the financial data of almost 30 percent of Americans, it can happen to anyone. Target’s reputation, sales, and stocks took a hit after the breach. People felt […]

Varay Case Study: Disaster Recovery Plan for Senior Health and Wellness Service

Planning ahead saves more than your business — it can save lives Client description Our client is a premier multi-site provider of senior health and wellness services. They provide medical and residential care, as well as independent living services and fun life enriching activities for seniors. The challenge Though they were running a wonderful, compliant […]

Why Do I Need a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Only the prepared survive You’ve seen those bumper stickers, right? The ones about being prepared for the zombie apocalypse? Don’t act like you haven’t thought out a plan. But how many people take very real cyber threats seriously enough to draft a solid disaster recovery plan? Threats to your network security range from hackers to […]

Hackers use browsers to get credit card info

Does filling in web forms sap all your browsing energy? Do you find it especially taxing to shop or register online using a mobile device? Google’s Chrome alleviated this dilemma when it introduced the Autofill feature in 2011, which made filling in forms much faster and making credit card purchases online more convenient. Unfortunately, it […]