Jacky Tai and Brittany Dedrick at IT Real Simple, take pride in offering clients new technology while providing technical support whenever it is needed. They truly are the experts when it comes to information technology services! The Mission is to provide customized technological support in a timely and professional manner, within your budget. Their team of shared expertise, means they are your number one Calgary IT department. IT Real Simple is a Trusted Calgary IT Specialist and in their latest Trusted Calgary Tip they share helpful information on protecting your business from ransomware attack.
Let’s start with the how.
There are many different ways Ransomware can affect your business. The most common way is having ports open to your network for Remote Desktop or website servers onsite. There are many secure ways to still accomplish having these things, however, many businesses do not have the extra security in place.Remote access is something that is becoming more and more needed in our world. We want to be able to work from anywhere, especially as a business owner. There are many secure applications out there to pay for like logmein and screen connect. You can also have a secure SSL VPN implemented to go along with your open ports for an added layer of protection.
Is Anti-Virus Enough Protection From Ransomware?
Having one security measure in place like anti-virus is not enough anymore. We need layers of security starting with a firewall. Your firewall should have anti-virus protection, content filtering and intrusion detection and prevention.
Next you should have secure, encrypted, offsite backups running automatically. Proper password management such as password expirations and complex password requirements is also very important. Along with anti-virus, this is how you protect your business.
Speak with us any day about how to ensure your business is protected from Ransomware attacks.
The Trusted Directories team is excited to introduce Kurtis Dulle. Kurtis joined Trusted in 2019 and he is heading up the Trusted Calgary directory launch as our first Trusted Calgary Consultant.
Kurtis re-joins Trusted, as he was a Trusted Regina Directory consultant in 2012. He brings knowledge and experience of what is required to become a Trusted Directory Partner and understands what his responsibilities are to ensure the partnership is as successful as possible. Born and raised in Craik, a small town in Saskatchewan, he has strong family roots. Kurtis brings a strong independent work ethic that was formed early. He left home as a teenager to pursue a hockey career. His determination and skill along with his passion for teamwork meant he enjoyed a long successful career on the ice. His playing career took him across the world and he enjoyed time in Canada, USA, Sweden, Australia and the UK
Trusted Calgary Directory Consultant.
Kurtis and his family live in Calgary, his previous careers include working in the real estate, IT, construction, oil and gas industries. This experience introduced him to the many challenges that are still overwhelming businesses in Alberta and across the country. He understands running a business is hard work, and in the past, he has helped companies of all sizes with brand awareness, marketing, sales and business development. The perfect mix of introvert and extrovert he enjoys meeting new people and building relationships. He has a passion for sales and marketing
and for helping others succeed. Bringing
the ability to continuously look outside the box, he is determined to add value
to our partners in Calgary. Kurtis brings high energy and a positive attitude
to the role. When it comes to working hard to achieve a goal there isn’t much
that will stand in the way of him reaching the finish line
Recently becoming a father for the first time reminded Kurtis of how important it is to balance your work-life efforts while maintaining strong relationships. He is a hands-on Dad and his young son Hunter keeps him on his toes. A keen amateur photographer, he enjoys spending as much of his free time in nature as possible.
Kurtis's experience and understanding of the Trusted business model is a huge asset as Trusted expands into Alberta. This is why we chose him to be part of the team to launch in Calgary. We look forward to working with Kurtis, he is passionate about the Trusted directories concept and he is convinced that TrustedCalgary.com offers a huge opportunity for small locally owned businesses run with integrity in Calgary.