The RobbinHood Attack Could Cost of Baltimore $18 Million

The RobbinHood Attack Could Cost of Baltimore $18 Million

In May 2019, the city of Baltimore found itself in major IT trouble. A crippling ransomware attack took down systems in almost every department of the government. Files were encrypted and couldn’t be recovered. The perpetrators demanded 13 Bitcoin — about $76,000 — to restore the files. To its credit, the city refused to pay the criminals. To its discredit, the city’s IT management was in such bad shape that

Top Cloud Security Threats Include Misconfiguration

Top Cloud Security Threats Include Misconfiguration

The shared, on-demand nature of cloud computing can only lead to more concerns about data security on one hand and often forgotten areas like misconfiguration on the other. Best Practices Begin with a Solid Cloud Adoption Strategy The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) actually pegs misconfiguration as a very real component to security threats. The Alliance is the leading global organization that not only sets “standards, certifications as well as best

What You Need to Know About Container Security

What You Need to Know About Container Security

Containerization has revolutionized software deployment. It allows faster deployment cycles, easier scalability, and consistency across environments. It’s a standard part of the DevOps process. Containers provide clear benefits in security, but they offers their own challenges. Making a containerized environment run smoothly and securely requires specialized expertise and experience. Bluwater provides the management and support to keep the software running and minimize the risks. Understanding Containers Software applications have many

Forbes: Does Your MSP Have Your Back?

Forbes: Does Your MSP Have Your Back?

While small businesses, like their larger counterparts, need end-to-end services to keep them running smoothly—file sharing, software, and security as a service to cloud backups—less-experienced MSPs may simply be riding the cloud surge to keep their doors open. As the Forbes Technology Council notes: “…so many MSPs are newbies and/or are opportunistically hanging out where the action appears to be. It appears that the accent today is more on “provider” and

Mobile Security Threatens Company Data

Mobile Security Threatens Company Data

According to CIO magazine, a Gartner analyst two years ago pointed to the “growing shortage of cybersecurity resources” and how those impending threats to company networks continue to grow: “Companies are worse off by 100% (with cybersecurity) compared to 10 years ago because the world is more complicated now…Companies have definitely raised the cybersecurity bar, but criminals can keep going higher than the bar.” BYOD brings security risks to company