No Heartbleed at DCG

The newest cyber threat is the appropriately-named "Heartbleed," a serious bug attacking OpenSSL (the open-source encryption protocol). Luckily DCG Technical Solutions, Inc. doesn't use OpenSSL for any of our sites, but some of our clients do. It's important for all of our customers to know that our service has been unaffected by this security breach.

While DCG clients are using SSL and certificates similar to OpenSSL, server farms in the DCG PrivateCLOUD and web properties are NOT affected. Some firewall manufacturers use OpenSSL, but the Sonicwall firewalls also do NO use OpenSSL. So from the time the data enters the DCG PrivateCLOUD, that data is not exposed by the Heartbleed threat.

Again, this threat does NOT affect DCG services. However this is a great reminder to all our users to practice absolute vigilance with online security. We strongly advise all customers to keep internet browsers up to date and change their passwords frequently. In light of this threat, many services are encouraging their users to change their passwords, including Google (Gmail), Android, Tumblr, Facebook, Yahoo! Mail, Amazon, Intuit TurboTax, Dropbox, LastPass, and PayPal.

Click here to read more about how to protect yourself from the Heartbleed threat. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at DCG.

About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.