News & Events
News & Events
- 3/3/2017 - Massive Amazon cloud service outage disrupts sites
Amazon Web Service (AWS), “a giant provider of the back-end internet”, is and will continue to be a constant target of hacking, as the fallout creates a huge, noticeable impact. This was the case Tuesday, when between the hours of 12:35 ET and 4:49 ET AWS sustained a 4+ hour outage, second in impact to the 5 hour downtime they experienced in Step. of 2015. The ripple effect of the outage lead to 148,213 unavailable websites, and more.
In contrast to giant, global Cloud Providers, smaller Private Cloud Providers provide much greater security and resiliency protection for local businesses. Omega Systems’ Private Cloud solution is comfortably sized, redundantly secure, and local to Eastern PA. When it comes to our client partnerships, personalization matters. We know you by name, not by number.
- 1/20/2017 - ATTENTION: IT DIRECTORS for EDUCATION:
10/25/2016 - ATTN: Delaware Valley Law Firms
DON'T MISS OUT! Delaware Valley Legal Expo | Nov. 10, 2016 | 3 - 7 PM | Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
This event is FREE and open to all attorneys, managing partners, law office admin. & staff. Come for free food & beverage, chances to win dozens of door prizes and get cost cutting practice tips. Visit the OMEGA SYSTEMS booth for a chance to win a $100 Ruth's Chris gift card & learn about the latest IT security techniques for law firms. CLICK HERE to register!
7/21/16 - SAVE THE DATE: SharedGrowth, Inc. Golf Tournament raises awareness and supports local underprivileged youth!
Omega Systems' Frank Brown & Matt Repko will be there to represent Omega Systems & support a great cause!
Save the Date: Monday August 15, 2016 | Rich Maiden Golf Course - 12:30 o'clock Shotgun
SharedGrowth, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for -profit organization whose mission is school dropout prevention and social mentoring. This tournament raises awareness and sponsors underprivileged youth from the Reading High and Steelton Highspire High School Districts.
- 4/13/2016 - ATTENTION EDUCATORS:
VISIT OMEGA SYSTEMS at TECH TALK LIVE! - Booth P1 (right inside the double doors)
MAY 2-4 at The Conference and Training Center at IU 13 | 1020 New Holland Ave., Lancaster PA
Guests of the Omega Systems's booth will have the opportunity to try the latest mobile devices, learn about Omega Systems' offerings specifically designed for Schools and more! See you there!
- 4/12/2016 - LOCKY RANSOMEWARE VIRUS ATTACKS HEALTHCARE
Locky, one of the newest ransomware threats, is continuing to spread. Since Locky’s first detection in mid-February, there have been several hospitals and medical facilities infected with the ransomware. These facilities typically run old systems and house highly confidential and time sensitive data, making them exceptionally vulnerable to ransomware attacks. With a widespread infection, some the infected facilities are inclined to pay the hefty ransom instead of waiting for restoration from backup.
Regardless of your business classification, the best defense against this and other ransomware viruses is preparatory protection using the following safeguards: UTM firewalls, client side antivirus and reliable backup and restore systems. Lastly, since a majority of these infections originate through email, it is extremely important to educate end users on how to spot suspicious emails that could be a source for infection.
Contact your Omega Systems representative to schedule an on-site security evaluation. 610.678.7002
- 3/29/2016 - ATTENTION LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS:
VISIT OMEGA SYSTEMS at CODY Connect 2016 - Booth 1
APRIL 4-6 a Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Guests of the Omega Systems's booth will learn how Omega Systems protects police departments beyond the streets. We will be featuring Fortinet security products. Omega Systems Training Sessions:
Hardware Virtualization/Network Specs; Translating "IT Speak"; Back-up & Disaster Recovery
- 3/29/15 - CRN 2016 Tech Elite AWARD!
CRN has named Omega Systems on the 2016 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors. "The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 list have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility by earining some of the most difficult IT certifications available from top technology vendors, " said Robert Faletra, CEO The Channel Company. For more information regarding the 2016 CRN Tech Elite 250 list: Click Here
- 3/14/15 - Omega Systems is CLEAN Compliant
Omega Systems acknowledges and complies with confidentiality requirements as specified by CLEAN (Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network). All employees have completed CLEAN training, are sworn to adhere to confidentiality regulations and have completed automated (non-digital) fingerprinting-based background checks. All fingerprints are maintained/managed by our local municipal police department. In addition Omega Systems has executed all pertinent documentation to substantiate CLEAN compliance. By taking these steps, Omega Systems personnel can have unescorted, onsite access to specified law enforcement agencies, upon written approval, to assist with overall IT supervision of equipment, system design, programming, operational procedures or other specified criteria. Upon onboarding new law enforcement agency clients, Omega Systems is willing and able repeat the necessary actions to remain in compliance with CLEAN.
- 3/14/2016 - Alert!
New Ransomware “Locky”
BUSINESSS BEWARE: “Locky” is a new ransomwere virus, whose infection can be worse than CryptoWall. Like many other viruses, Locky is distributed via email. Infection starts when the victim opens the attachment and enables Microsoft Word Marcos. It scans the LAN looking for files on local, network and unmapped drives, accessible by the end user. The virus encrypts files, then changes file names to complicate data restoration efforts. As with other ransomware, Locky places files with decryption instructions in the affected folders. What can you do? Be prepared! Ensure your business’ computers are up to date with Antivirus & Antimalware software. Additionally, back up your data regularly. For more details, visit http://www.webroot.com/blog/2016/02/22/locky-ransomware/.
- 2/10/16 - Augmented Reality Sandbox
Omega Systems has built our own Augmented Reality Sandbox to support digitally enhanced learning initiatives. The AR Sandbox brings weather and topography to life in real time. The hands-on exhibit, developed by researchers at UC Davis, combines a real sandbox with powerful simulation & visualization software, a closed loop of Microsoft Kinect, 3D camera and a data projector. Come see it at PETE &C 2016! CHECK OUT THE VIDEO
Contact us today for more information! 610.678.7002 | Linked In | Google +
- 2/10/2016 - ATTENTION EDUCATORS:
VISIT OMEGA SYSTEMS at PETE &C 2016 - Booths 113-115 (top of the escalator)
FEB 21-23 a Hershey Lodge and Convention Center | Register Here
Guests of the Omega Systems's booth will get a hands-on look at an Augmented Reality Sandbox, have the opportunity to try the latest mobile devices and check out Unitrends storage products.
Find out about:
Smart Support EDU - a customizable, fixed-fee support package for on-prem. networks or virtualized environments, specifically designed for education
Smart EDU - an unlimited, cloud-based back-up solution specifically designed for education
Project Assistance - IT project-based planning, design, implementation and/or training.
Contact us today for more information! 610.678.7002 | Linked In | Google +
1/4/2016 - FortiOS 5.4 Released!
Fortinet has released version 5.4 of their FortiOS for FortiGate firewall products. This release contains lots of new features and enhancements to one of the BEST UTM firewalls on the market. The first change, noticed immediately, is a refined GUI (graphical user interface) with a new modern design that is simple and easy to use. Along with the GUI changes are new consoles to FortiView, which allow administrators to review traffic flow through the appliance based on policies, interfaces, countries, threat maps and more. On the security side, 2 great new security features are Cloud Access Security Inspection (CASI) and Web Application Firewall. CASI provides support for fine-grained control for applications such as YouTube, Dropbox, Salesforce, GoogleDocs and others. Previously these controls were under the Application Control Policies, but now have been moved to their own security profile to provide quick access and easier control methods. Web Application Firewall security profiles protect externally facing systems from SQL injection attacks, cross site scripting, information disclosure and other nasty exploits that could lead to data theft or application downtime. For those that are required to maintain PCI Compliance, there is an automated task that checks the FortiGate configuration against PCI Compliance requirements. These are just SOME of the exciting new features in FortiOS 5.4. Contact Omega Systems to determine how these new features and enhancements can help secure your network today! 610.678.7002 | www.omegapa.com
- Information for this post has been gathered from: What’s New in FortiOS 5.4
- 12/5/2015 - Santa Claus Visits Omega Systems!
- 10/13/2015 ALERT!
The technical staff at Omega Systems would like to notify you of an email threat. If you receive an email with the subject "RE: SUED USED", please do not open the email or any attachments. This email is a virus and should be deleted immediately.
- UPCOMING EVENT: 2015 Delaware Valley Legal Expo
- 09/04/2015: ALERT! The technical staff at Omega Systems would like to notify you of an increasing CryptoWall 3.0 source. An email will contain the subject ‘resume’ or ‘RE:resume’ but might be slightly different than that. The message will contain an attachment (most likely a .doc or .zip file) that will trigger a CryptoWall infection if opened. Please make your employees aware of these emails and contact our helpdesk if you have any questions or concerns. The CryptoWall 3.0 Article by TrendMicro that explains this in more detail. The article is from June, but we have seen an increase of these emails recently. The body of the email is formatted like this:
- 8/21/2015: Each year, Inc. ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America. Omega Systems has made the 2015 Inc. 5000 list.
- 06/15/2015: FortiExpress Nationwide Fast & Secure Tour is coming to Omega Systems
- Check it Out! | Register Now!
- 04/21/2015: Omega Systems Acquired 3rd PA-Based Facility to Service Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey Businesses
- 03/31/2014: NOW AVAILABLE - Grow As You Go Smart Services
- 06/16/2013: Omega Systems Takes #5 - Greater Reading Top 50 Businesses of 2013
- 06/20/2012: Finally Connecting: Reading Eagle - Buseinss Weekly
- 05/08/2012: The Conversation: Bill Kiritsis, President, Omega Systems Consultants
- 01/19/2012: Backup System for Adamstown Borough
- 09/23/2011: CRN News, Fast Growth 100: 2011
- 05/08/2011: Greater Reading Top 50 Businesses: 2011
- 09/24/2010: CRN News, Fast Growth 100: 2010
- 2010: Greater Reading Top 50 Businesses: 2010