IT Group was approached by a School who had found their IT systems to be infected with ransomware. This malware attack had, thankfully, not affected any student data, but had succeeded in encrypting all of the accounting files used to balance the school’s books and pay staff. The damage, while not business-crippling, had the potential to cause many issues that would cost both money and time to solve; luxuries that the education sector cannot afford.
Case Study: IT Group Complete Penetration Test and Find a School's Network and Systems to be Completely Insecure
In recent months IT Group has become aware of a number of ransomware attacks on educational institutions.
When such attacks occur, valuable data become inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid. Unfortunately, the ransomer may not unlock the documents after the payment is made meaning the data is potentially lost forever.
Project delay is an inevitable part of IT implementations. Requirements change, technology moves along, the government implements some new nonsense; the list goes on. The question therefore is not “how do I avoid delay altogether?” It is “how can I properly manage the inevitable delays which will affect my project?”
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a substantial rate and internet enabled smart objects are being used more frequently across a wide range of industries as a means of harnessing vast amounts of data and intelligence.
IT Group has recently invested in state of the art forensic Cell Siting Software; this means that we can provide a better service to meet the needs of our clients who require Complex Cell Site and Call Data Record Analysis across multiple mobile phone numbers. Cell Siting remains as one of our core services that we provide, allowing location analysis and coverage of multiple networks across multiple telecommunications technologies.