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Why Nyetya is more threatening than WannaCry

Why Nyetya is more threatening than WannaCry

The WannaCry ransomware, which infected 200,000 business globally and made over $100,000 in ransom payments, is said to be one of the worst cyber attacks in history. However, a new ransomware strain named Nyetya is shaping up to be a more formidable security threat.

How Windows 10 plans to defeat ransomware

How Windows 10 plans to defeat ransomware

The recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks have caused massive disruptions for Windows users. Although ransomware infection has slowed down in the past few weeks, many experts are saying that this is only just the beginning. Soon, newer and far more dangerous strains of malware will be developed.

The Dark Web – What is it??

August 17th, 2017
The Dark Web – What is it??

What is the dark web?  There’s a technical definition, and then there’s a definition that’s more to the point. Technically, the “Dark Web” is simply content on the Internet that requires specific credentials or software or configurations to access.

New Microsoft Workplace Analytics

New Microsoft Workplace Analytics

Workplace Analytics is a program that helps managers determine staff productivity levels using data gathered from their email, calendar, documents, and other applications within Office 365. Previously, Microsoft’s MyAnalytics allowed only employees to view their individual data, but with this updated version, managers now have access to this data, too.

What you need to know about malware

What you need to know about malware

You’ve all heard of viruses, spyware, ransomware and trojans. But did you know that they’re all types of malware? They’re all designed to ruin your digital life, but different types of malware put your computer at risk in different ways. Understanding what sets them apart can keep your business guarded.

Amazon releases high-end virtual desktops

Amazon releases high-end virtual desktops

It’s nearly impossible to discuss virtualization without bringing up Amazon Web Services (AWS). It was one of the first big names in user-friendly virtualization services and it’s only gotten better over the years. With its latest release, AWS is providing customers with some serious computing power.

Comparing Office 2016 and Office 365

Comparing Office 2016 and Office 365

Pairing your business with the right productivity-enhancing tool is a challenge. Fortunately, you can choose between two popular options: Office 2016 and Office 365. But which is right for you? Here are three main differences that may help you decide.

How to secure your IoT devices

How to secure your IoT devices

More firms are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to create new business opportunities. For instance, companies that install smart sensors can automate data entry and monitor their inventory. However, if left unsecured, IoT devices also give hackers an opportunity to breach your network.

10 years old, but no Mozart

August 1st, 2017
10 years old, but no Mozart

10 years.  10 freakin’ years.  One decade.  10% of a century.  1% of a millennium.

Mozart was 8 years old when he composed his first symphony.  As a company, we have done zero symphonies.  So, from that standpoint, we’re a bunch of losers.
Beginnings
Simplex-IT was officially started in August 2007.  Sam Hays took a leap of faith (sucker!) and joined me, becoming the first employee.