Worried about WannaCry Ransomeware? Don't be, TechDad is here!

Concerned about the Cybersecurity news you’ve been hearing lately?

So are we... And we are taking steps to protect our clients.

At TechDad we can help you and others in our community to take the worry out of securing your home and office computing assets by following reasonable security steps and applying best practices.

Our comprehensive approach to reviewing and securing your home and office technology includes, but may not be limited to the following:

Mac & Windows computers:

  • Review operating system updates.

  • Review security settings and 3rd party security software such as Norton.

  • Enable automatic system updates.

  • Turn on scheduled security scans.

  • Review user account settings.

Internet & Network Devices (such as routers, switches & access points):

  • Install a firewall or update existing firewall settings.

  • Review agreements to ensure an uninterrupted maintenance agreement with firewall provider.  

  • Ability to control and block sites.

Security Settings & Password Management:

  • Review best practices for various scams.

  • Review password practices.

  • Review “from factory” passwords to ensure they are changed.

  • Enable 2-factor authentication.

These are the basic items. We also look at all other devices connected to your home or office network and then apply these same principles to them.

Each step of the way, we document all of our findings and actions so that there is a detailed record for anyone on our team called on to perform maintenance.

If you would like to learn more about the WannaCry Ransomware outbreak please click here.

If you have any questions about this infection or other security concerns, please call us at (212) 235-7011.

The TechDad Team is always here to help you.

Sincerely,

Jamie & The TechDad Team