On March 21st, the Johnson and Wales College of Business is hosting its spring conference titled Innovation, Information & Inclusivity: Driving Business in the Digital Era.
Invizio co-founder Kevin Michael will be speaking on a panel about entrepreneurship with Roger Duarte, B.S., Founder and Chairman of George Stone Crab and Co-founder of MyCeviche; Madeleine Daryadel, B.S., Partner and President of WeddingQuickQuote; Valentina Villarubio, M.B.A., Owner & Creative Director Dopodomani; and Daniel Rotenberg, M.B.A., Managing Director at Ocean Lane Capital.
Suzan McDowell of Circle of One Marketing will deliver the conference’s keynote address.
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What you need to know to keep your computer secure.
As technology and computer’s advance, so do the viruses, trojans, and malware that plague your operating systems. Perpetual updates to anti-virus programs, malware scanners, and firewalls usually keep up with these nefarious activities, but one such malware has proven to be resistant to security updates. The now infamous CryptoLocker is a ransomware trojan which targets computers using Microsoft Windows. The malware appeared in September of 2013.
A CryptoLocker infection can be acquired from various sources. The most common is from an email attachment. When a computer is infected and CryptoLocker is initiated, the malware encrypts files stored on your PC’s local, mounted, and even networked drives. Your files are encrypted by using an RSA public-key cryptography, which means that the key to access your files is stored on the CryptoLocker’s server. Visit bitcoin code German to see how it operates. When your computer is infected, a message will appear offering you the ability to decrypt your data with a payment through BitCoins or other types of coins and cryptocurrency (find more information at https://ethereumcodebot.com/). Additionally, you must pay the ransom by a deadline or risk losing the deletion of the private key and therefore losing access to your private files. If the deadline is missed, CryptoLocker offers to decrypt the data for a much higher ransom.
Here’s what you need to know:
– Always avoid email attachments from unknown senders.
– Back up your PC files consistently.
– Avoid storing passwords, sensitive financial data or other personal information on your computer.
– If CryptoLocker infects your PC, removing the malware itself will not give you access to your encrypted files.
– If your computer is infected, do not try to connect a storage device to recover your back up files.
– Most users report that paying the ransom will allow you to recover your files.
– Consult an IT professional if your computer has been infected with CryptoLocker.
With these general safety tips, most users can avoid common viruses and malware. In the event of a computer or network infection, please call our help desk immediately at 1-888-930-1117.
Please join the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce for a free workshop entitled “Social Media Business Technology Trends” on February 28, 2014 at the University of Miami Life Science Park. Our Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Kevin V. Michael will be appearing on the panel alongside other recognized social media & technology experts such as Suzan McDowell of Circle of One Marketing, Chris Payne of Fury Advertising, and Diane Sanchez of Technology Foundation of the Americas. Keynote will be provided by Luis Cuneo of IBM. To RSVP please contact the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce at www.m-dcc.org or by calling 305-751-8648.
This past Saturday (June 29th, 2013), the Invizio team dropped in at the Urban League of Broward County for the 3rd Annual Business & Leadership Conference hosted by the Jim Moran Institute of Florida State University. As sponsors of the exhibit hall we were on hand to answer many of the questions that attendees had about many of the emerging trends in small business technology. BYOD, Hosted VoIP, cloud email and the age old Mac vs PC questions were among the topics that came up during our time there. The entire team had an amazing time hearing Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh talk about Organization Reinvention and many of the conference speakers discuss everything from Business Financing to Online Marketing.
We’d like to give a special shout out to Jennifer Kovach, the South Florida Outreach Coordinator of the Jim Moran Institute for showing us a great time and putting on a wonderful event.
Our Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kevin V. Michael took a moment out of his busy schedule to join Web Marketing aficianado Courtney McKenzie on the third episode of her Entrepreneur 2.0 Podcast. In his interview, Kevin talks Invizio, starting up a small business, the benefit of having a business partners and the importance of social media and marketing promotions.
Click the following link to check out Courtney’s write up of the episode and listen to Entrepreneur 2.0 Episode #3 – Taking Business into the Cloud with Kevin V. Michael of Invizio.