Plugged In Issue 15: June 2017

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Ransomware is a type of malware that lets attackers find and encrypt your most important data.

They then offer to provide the decryption key only if you pay a ransom, within a short time. This is the number one IT security challenge that you face today, with resource-limited small and mid-size businesses the most likely targets.

Cybercriminals exploit a variety of threat vectors, including email, network traffic, user behavior, and application traffic to insert ransomware. Without a comprehensive security strategy that secures all these vectors, you are almost certain to become a victim.

Did You Know?

  • 47% of business have been affected by ransomware.
  • The FBI reports that $209 million was paid to ransomware criminals in the first quarter of 2016.
  • 59% of ransomware infections are delivered via email attachments and embedded URLs.

Client Success Story

Retail Company Upgrade

The goal of this project was to upgrade a retail client's core switching, campus switching and security technology in three datacenters located in the US and Canada. The upgrade entailed an architectural transformation using Cisco devices and an active-active forwarding mode with six 9s uptime potential.

The team consisted of a Project Manager responsible for coordinating resources, schedules, finances, reporting and communications; and a Senior Architect and Engineer who analyzed the existing environment and utilization to design and construct a best-practices solution that provides stability, security and scalability.

This project resulted in the creation of fully configured and tested devices with migration planning simulations, failover/failback testing, code upgrades and testing...all completed in the Marcum staging area. The client's engineers had full access and were able to perform testing that utilized actual data for decision-making; which allowed the final architecture and configurations to be fully vetted PRIOR to installation!

How Marcum Technology Can Help

Marcum strives to understand our client's needs, not just sell them a product or service. With our understanding, we avoid pitfalls that cause project issues and delays AND we can offer strategic guidance to advance their enterprise.

Our team is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients. Marcum Technology has expert engineers who are able to leverage their extensive field experience to deliver efficient working solutions. We use the same engineers in all phases of the project from review to implementation to support, providing consistency throughout the infrastructure lifecycle.

What sets Marcum apart from other companies is our ability (and willingness) to spend time working through the fine details of an architectural change and give the clients access to their existing and new environments in a staged area. The staging area mimics most of their existing environment (service providers, voice and data networks, delay on links, and other handoffs/uplinks). Our custom transformations allow us to convert old technology into new, while allowing the client's engineers to retain as much End User "look and feel" as possible to provide a smooth infrastructure transformation.

Marcum Technology is big enough to ACHIEVE and small enough to CARE!


Security Spotlight

Marcum is pleased to announce our new partnership with Rubrik.

Rubrik delivers instant application availability to hybrid cloud enterprises for recovery, search, cloud, and development.

By using the market-leading Cloud Data Management platform to provide instant access with self-service, customers mobilize applications, automate protection policies, recover from Ransomware, search and analyze application data at scale on one platform. From days to seconds.

Rubrik has been named to:

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