Petya ransomware is the same attack vector as WannaCry

Everyone rushed to patch their Windows systems after WannaCry made headlines. If you did patch, good for you! You are protected against Petya, which is mostly affecting systems in Europe. If you haven’t patched your system in a while, please install the critical Windows patch, to protect from the current ransomware attack.  Our observations are that […]

Large Energy Federal Agency – Case Study

Challenge: The agency’s mission is to protect the people and the environment. As such, the agency must ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive IT systems that help the agency achieve this goal. Solution: Symposit provides expert level Systems, Network and Cybersecurity engineering services for the agency’s sensitive IT systems. These services include systems/network […]

Symposit LLC donates to Glasgow Middle School Success Prep Program

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Symposit LLC donates to Glasgow Middle School Success Prep Program. The donation was used to fund a field trip so that students in the success prep program could attend University of Mary Washington (UMW). At UMW, Glasgow students toured the beautiful campus.  They visited a classroom, got to check out a dorm, perused […]

Cybersecurity: What’s in Store for 2017?

Symposit LLC founder Bobby Bermudez was featured on Engineering@Syracuse’s Blog! Article is below and original article can be found here March 07, 2017 The cybersecurity battlefield is evolving rapidly, so analyzing threats from the last year can help experts anticipate trends that may emerge in coming months. Here’s a cybersecurity forecast for 2017: Securing the Internet […]

SBA certifies Symposit LLC as an 8(a) program participant

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that Symposit LLC, a professional services IT & cyber-security consulting firm, has received the 8(a) Business Development program certification for a term of 9 years. The certification enables Symposit LLC to receive business development assistance and guidance from the SBA, as well as participation in open competition […]

What to do after a data breach?

The Federal Trade Commission has some advice about what consumers should do after a data breach…ehhh Yahoo, we are looking at you! More info at  

Symposit receives SWaM Certification

Symposit LLC is pleased to announce that it has recently received SWaM Certification from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) certification program is a state program of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose is to enhance procurement opportunities for SWaM businesses participating in state-funded projects.  In 2006, Governor Tim Kaine set […]

The age old question – Mac vs. PC?

A client recently asked us this question, and I wanted to share our response. The short answer is that it depends on what you’re using it for. Each platform has it’s benefits for certain scenarios. Many business run 100% on Mac, others 100% Windows, and some even have a hybrid of the two. Below is […]

6 ways you got hacked

I constantly see people’s Facebook posts, emails and tweets about how their email/twitter/facebook/google/yahoo/bank account/whatever got hacked. I want to outline how people typically get hacked and what you can do to prevent that. I’m going to try to number these in order to make it clear and concise. 6) Having inadequate antivirus/protection Arguably, this could […]

Welcome to our new site!

After several years of running our first website for the business, we are extremely pleased to announce and introduce the launch of our newly redesigned website. We hope that you find it more appealing and navigable than our former site. We’d love to hear your feedback! Our website is not only a marketing tool, it […]

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