IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | June 13, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. On June 4, 2019, the National Security Agency (NSA) sent out a Cybersecurity Advisory to urge Microsoft Windows users and administrators to ensure that they are using a patched and updated system in the face of growing threats. There is a flaw in the Windows operating system that could cause widespread havoc without user intervention. The flaw is called “BlueKeep,” and is the type of vulnerability that malicious cyber attackers could exploit through the use of software code that specifically targets the vulnerability. This software could be in the form of a virus, malware, or ransomware – and it could happen by simply having the computer turned on. The NSA urges everyone to invest the time and resources to know your network and run supported operating systems with the latest patches. Updating systems… Read more »
IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | May 30, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. There’s a new scheme in town, and it is called “Vishing”. Vishing is a type of fraud that attempts to access private information via phone calls and voice messages. These have become more frequent as the quantity of robocalls continue to increase. “Vishers” – the bad guys doing the vishing – often claim to need financial data to clear up an IRS matter, or needing birthdates or social security numbers to unfreeze bank accounts, or your address to restart a utility service. Vishers are sometimes just looking to make a copy of your voice, saying the word “Yes” or “I agree”. Vishers often get information about you from social media, such as: Facebook, Linked-In, and/or Twitter to create a sense of trust or familiarity. Vishers also often use “neighborhood spoofing,” in which the… Read more »
IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | April 18, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. A Robocall is an automated telephone call which delivers a recorded message (as if from a robot), typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company. In 2017, 5% of all cell phone calls were robocalls. In 2018 the number rose to 30%. In 2019, the number is expected to rise to 50% and have a major impact on data and cybersecurity. So, are these legal? The short answer is yes. The Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 allows for the non-commercial robocalls to most residential telephone lines. After receiving more than 215,000 consumer complaints in 2014 alone, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) strengthened and clarified its regulations protecting consumers from unwanted robocalls and spam emails and texts. The Commission issued a package of declaratory rulings in June 2015 that… Read more »
IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | April 04, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. From a one person business to a 10,000+ person business, Cybersecurity applies to companies of all sizes. Not only do all businesses need it, but most businesses need to improve it. Cyber criminals and hackers are getting more creative and aggressive every day, and the average cybersecurity team is struggling to keep ahead. So, what should you do today? Plan All businesses need to develop a plan for a potential cyber-attack. But what works for one business may not work for the next business. One size does not fit all. There are several guidelines that need to be considered before creating a plan. You also need to understand the business, how it works, and where your critical business operations fit into it. Do you need to protect customer data? Or your data? Do… Read more »
Jon Isenberg, Elijah Information Technology’s President, was recently recognized and featured by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce as their Ambassador of the Week. Jon was honored with the recognition for the final week of March, 2019. You can read more on the LinkedIn page of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber at https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6516305456288329729/.
IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | January 24, 2019 With the arrival of 2019, comes new motivations and resolutions. For 2019, the one thing every computer user should focus on is Data and Cybersecurity. After a long, busy year full of hacks, breaches, and ransomware infections, 2018 ended with an avalanche of fresh cybersecurity news. Weather Channel, for instance, was accused of having its mobile app track user location information for illicit reasons. Also making headlines was Marriott International – having acknowledged that its monumental 2018 breach, which exposed the reservation records of nearly 400 million users, included the loss of 5 million unencrypted passport numbers. Other nefarious schemes continue to proliferate. Hackers have recently started targeting Microsoft Office users through a phishing scheme that pretends to be an Office 365 non-delivery message. A prompt appears asking users to click “Send Again” before leading to a website that appears… Read more »
IN THE NEWS – Elijah Digest – May 2018 We are excited to announce that ELIJAH was recognized as “Leading Data Security Adviser of the Year” in both Florida and Illinois by the 2018 AI Leading Adviser Awards. In addition to traditional cybersecurity services such as penetration testing and incident response, ELIJAH has developed two specialized offerings specifically geared to the legal community: (1) law firm managed cybersecurity services, designed to help small to mid-sized law firms safeguard client confidences and firm data; and (2) M&A cybersecurity due diligence, to augment legal teams’ efforts to evaluate the cybersecurity and IT posture of a potential acquisition. With company leadership comprised of data security experts who are former law firm partners, and a team of cybersecurity experts with decades of experience assisting law firms with meeting cybersecurity and digital forensic challenges, ELIJAH is uniquely positioned to help law firms meet their data… Read more »
ELIJAH, a leading provider of computer forensics and cybersecurity expert services, received multiple year-end recognitions for outstanding expert services. CV Magazine’s Corporate Excellence Awards named ELIJAH as 2017’s “Digital Forensics Experts of the Year – USA”, and the 2017 AI Legal Awards recognized ELIJAH as “Best for Digital Forensics & Expert Testimony – Midwest USA”. Additionally, the 2017 AI Legal Awards recognized ELIJAH CEO Andy Reisman individually as the “information Systems Forensics Expert of the Year – USA”. “ELIJAH has assembled a world-class team of computer forensic experts and cyber security gurus, and have the pleasure of seeing what a great job they do for our clients every day,” said ELIJAH CEO Andy Reisman. “Being singled out as Information Systems Forensic Expert of the Year is a tremendous honor, but I strongly believe in a flat organizational structure that facilitates our team delivering efficient, collaborative solutions to clients with unmatched… Read more »
Grand Rapids, Michigan (August 4, 2017) – ELIJAH Ltd., a firm specializing in computer forensics and digital forensics investigations, becomes a proud corporate sponsor of NPR’s Grand Rapids affiliate, WGVU. About ELIJAH. Founded in 2003, ELIJAH is an industry leader in providing expert digital forensic and legal technology solutions to Grand Rapids and Michigan law firms and corporations. Recent industry recognitions for ELIJAH have included “Digital Forensics Provider of the Year” by the 2017 Finance Monthly Law Awards, “US Computer Investigations Provider of the Year” by the 2017 ACQ5 Law Awards, “Technology Solutions Provider of the Year (Legal) – USA” by the 2017 Lawyer International Global Awards, and “Best for Computer Forensics & Expert Testimony Services – USA” by the 2016 AI Legal Awards. For additional information, please visit https://www.elijaht.com or call 866-354-5240.