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Welcome to Tech Kahunas

We Protect Your San Diego Organization From Ongoing Cybersecurity Threats

Only 14% of SMBs say they are ready for a cyberattack. Are you? Now you can get the protection the big guys do:

– We’ll stay on top of the threats
– We’ll watch your data
– We’ll review your risks

Tech Kahunas does technology better. We service Southern California and keep IT simple for your organization. With Us Before Disaster Strikes.

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Of Cyber Attacks Target Small Businesses
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Of Cybersecurity Breaches Are Due to Human Error
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Of Confidential Files & Folders Are Properly Protected
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Of Malware is Delivered Through Email
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Of Small Businesses Have No Disaster Recovery Plan In Place
your computer and data Security

Do you know your risk?

It's a Risk Snapshot

At Tech Kahunas we look at your vulnerabilities. You know, the ones you didn’t know about–or didn’t care enough about. What are the threats to them? What would happen if a threat took advantage of your vulnerabilities? What would happen to your business and the trust of your customers?

System And Network Security

Our analysts know what faces your organization. We choose the firewalls, antivirus, computer settings, even the cyber awareness training your employees need, to help mitigate or eliminate your risk.

Data Loss Prevention and Recovery

Your data is invaluable. Whether you are using it right now, sending it between employees, or have it saved somewhere, we protect your data. We use data encryption and other protections you need.

Analytics, Compliance And Auditing

If your company uses credit cards, sensitive personal data, or you have other compliance requirements, you don't want to be taken by surprise during an audit (or with an unexpected one!). We get you ready for all of that.

History of ransomware

Ransomware: Kidnapping your data

Ransomware is malicious software that can lock your computers and data and then demand payment to unlock them. This typically happens through users clicking on “phishing” email links or opening email attachments. Ransomware has taken down big and small name alike. In the last two years Colonial Pipeline, the cities of Atlanta and Johannesburg, the state of Virginia, even cyberinsurance company AXA all fell victim. Those are the big names, but the big names should have been ready. Over 1200 ransomware breaches occur a month. Are you ready?

The stats

In 2021, ransomware payments stood at an average of $102.3 million a month—an increase of 518% from 2020. Typically, a single victim (usually a business) was hit for $50 million, up from $30 million in 2020.  Ransomware exploits have risen 97.25% since 2016. Only 8% of victims get all their data back after an attack. Victims who pay get about 65% of their data, while 29% get back less than 50%.

Sixty-eight different ransomware variants are known at present, the most notable being Ryuk, REvil (Sodinokibi), Darkside, Avaddon and Phobos. These are just the big ones. Be ready.

 

2013-2014

CryptoLocker ransomware phishing email infects >250,000 computers, $27 million in costs

2017

WannaCry uses EternalBlue Windows vuln, costs $4 billion

2020

City of Johannesburg and State of Virginia fall to "Leakware" ransomware.
Windows 7 EOL leaves systems vulnerable to ransomware like WannaCry.

July 2021

REvil takes down Kaseya VSA with >1000 companies. Fake software update leading to authentication bypass

2015

CryptoWall costs $325 million. Email attachment and Java vulnerability.

2018

Atlanta victim to SAMSAM ransomware; costs >$17 million to recover, though ransom was $52,000.

May 2021

Colonial Pipeline pays $4.4 million ransom.
CNA Financial largest single ransom to date: $40 million.
Cyber-insurance company AXA falls to Avaddon ransomware.

2022

Over 1,200 breaches a month.
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customized managed solutions

What Can we Expect with
Tech Kahunas?

Customized Action Plan

You need a customized IT strategy. We'll learn what your unique business needs through our complete technology audit.

Lasting Relationship

Your trust is paramount to our relationship. You'll stay with us when you see the difference we make.

We handle it approach

Internet Down? Printer need toner? Phone system acting up? We don't waste time with "tech talk." Your time is our time. Your problem is our problem.

Flat rate billing

Don't worry about exceeding your charges. You can see all of your costs at a fixed rate and you'll stay on top through our yearly technology re-evaluations.

from our blog
Security Definitions
Peter Bondyark and J.C. Berry

What in the world is phishing?

Beware! That email from your bank, credit card, or social security can be a door to nasty malware, system hijacking, or a data breach. Fraudulent

Read More »
Tech Kahunas Cyber risk assessment

Where do you stand on cyber risk Readiness?

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