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 […]

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 […]

Which security threats to worry about?

If you read the news or follow tech related blogs, it seems that there is a new security threat nearly every day. Some days it’s a new website that hijacks your mobile browser, other days it’s a sensationalized news story about an elite hacker group releasing the names of a website’s users. With all these […]