Security You Can Control: Firewalls, USB’s

Did you know that business-class firewalls allow country blocking? We’ve seen a HUGE increase in hacking attempts from other countries, always a concern, but a very big increase of late. Blocking specific countries through a firewall is a great way to severely limit hacking attempts. Your firewall uses a lot of resources to ward off these attacks, so blocking them frees up resources and reduces risk.

Do you share USB drives with friends, family, co-workers, your accountant? These can be encrypted by Ransomware, and you just plugged it into your computer and exposed your network! To protect against this, remove the drive letter for the USB drive and make it accessible by an Admin user account only.

Need help implementing these recommendations, or do you have questions? Give us a call – 630-850-9039 – or email us at – CMW