DCG Technical Solutions’ CEO Brent Whitfield Blogs for StaySafeOnline.org

DCG Technical Solutions’ CEO Brent Whitfield Blogs for StaySafeOnline.org

Brent Whitfield, CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., served as a guest blogger for StaySafeOnline.org, a website that educates the global digital society on how to use the Internet safely and securely. In his blog, Whitfield discusses the website's STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ guidelines for IT security, which include using a clean device and auto updates to ensure users' systems are running the most current software.

Some ransomware strains are free to decrypt

Some ransomware strains are free to decrypt

Ransomware is everywhere. Over the last couple years, dozens of unique versions of the malware have sprung up with a singular purpose: Extorting money from your business. Before you even consider paying for the release of your data, the first thing you must always check is whether your ransomware infection already has a free cure.

What exactly is preventive cyber-security?

What exactly is preventive cyber-security?

There has been a movement among technology providers to promise “proactive” cyber security consulting. Small- and medium-sized businesses love the idea of preventing cyber-attacks and data breaches before they happen, and service providers would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events.