How to tell if you’re at risk from the WannaCry ransomware and what to do if you have been attacked

Ransomware attacks like WannaCry can be avoided by keeping software and anti-virus programs up to date, authorities said. Cybersecurity firms warned people not to pay the bitcoin ransom. Businesses are still dealing with the fallout from a cyberattack that hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries, with many organizations and individuals wondering if they are at […]

Welcome To CPS Nicholis DuBois

Nicholis DuBois is joining the CPS team as part of our software development team.  He recently obtained an Associate’s degree from Washtenaw Community College in Java programming.  In the fall Nicholis will pursue a Bachelor’s degree from U of M Dearborn in Information Assurance with a minor Physics.  Nick has been with us since February.  He is an efficient, effective professional that offers solutions to real world problems that customers present to us and help foster dynamic business relations that will benefit everyone in this technology driven era.

Spring Clean Your IT

Spring calls for a fresh start after a long, dreary winter. There’s plenty to tidy up, from the dust collecting on your shelves to the software and hardware assets approaching End-of-Life (EOL) in your enterprise IT ecosystem. It’s the perfect time for IT professionals to re-focus and organize their assets. Though the exercise may seem […]

Amazon’s web servers are down and it’s causing trouble across the internet

Amazon’s web hosting services are among the most widely used out there, which means that when Amazon’s servers goes down, a lot of things go down with them. That appears to be happening today, with Amazon reporting “high error rates” in one region of its S3 web services, and a number of services going offline because of it.


Trello, Quora, IFTTT, and Splitwise all appear to be offline, as are websites built with the site-creation service Wix; GroupMe seems to be unable to load assets (The Verge’s own image system, which relies on Amazon, is also down); and Alexa is struggling to stay online, too. Nest’s app was unable to connect to thermostats and other devices for a period of time as well.


Isitdownrightnow.com also appears to be down as a result of the outage.


Amazon has suffered brief outages before that have knocked offline services including Instagram, Vine, and IMDb. There don’t appear to be any truly huge names impacted by this outage so far, but as always, its effects are widespread due to just how many services — especially smaller ones — rely on Amazon.


There’s no estimate on when service will be restored, but Amazon says it is “actively working on remediating the issue.”


Original Source: http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/28/14765042/amazon-s3-outage-causing-trouble?yptr=yahoo

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Alien particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronic devices

You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices. When your computer crashes and you get the dreaded blue screen or your smartphone freezes and you have to go through the time-consuming process of a reset, most […]

Cryptolocker is still causing problems for many…

This article describes one of the many reasons backing up your data is so important, especially in the commercial world. CPS offers both onsite and offsite data backups. Call the office today to schedule a consultation to discuss your needs (810) 224-5252. Original Source: http://www.govtech.com/security/Law-Enforcement-Agencies-Nationwide-Deal-with-Malware-Ransom-Demands.html Law Enforcement Agencies Nationwide Deal with Malware, Ransom Demands The proliferation […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy Holidays from everyone at CPS. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.

The CPS office will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2016 to allow our staff time to enjoy the holiday season with their loved ones.



If you have an I.T emergency, please feel free to reach our I.T. specialists by leaving a message at (810) 224-5252.