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Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.

By Erik Briceno

Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.

If you’re like many organizations right now, you’ve probably embraced a work-from-home policy. But are you implementing it securely? Enabling workers to access the systems and data they need from home can create a wide range of cyber risks that attackers can be quick to exploit. Here are some of the most critical vulnerabilities that enterprises of all sizes need to watch out for.   Read more

Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic

By Erik Briceno

Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic

For those who celebrate, it’s that time of year again — a time for decorations, eating food that you normally wouldn’t, and of course, maxing out credit cards on holiday shopping for gifts or the aforementioned expenditures. But with many of us doing both our shopping and our working from home this year due to COVID-19, the environment in 2020 poses an even greater risk to cybersecurity.

This year, it’s not just individuals who need to keep an eye on their wallets and protect themselves from scammers and thieves. Businesses and organizations of all sizes need to be aware of holiday phishing scams and how they pose a risk to your entire company.   Read more

The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020

By Erik Briceno

The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020

2020 has presented a slew of challenges for everyone. IT professionals worldwide have stories of their own to share — not only facing the challenge of adopting work-from-home technology and infrastructure, but also that of new attack vectors presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and those who would take advantage of them.

Phishing in particular has seen a tremendous increase as a method of attack, and phishing scams are becoming even more elaborate. In today’s blog, we break down some of the top phishing scams of 2020 and how you can protect your organization from becoming a victim.   Read more

The Rising Threat - Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months

By Erik Briceno

The Rising Threat – Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months

As we’ve mentioned in several prior articles and social media posts, malware, ransomware and data breaches have seen a significant increase this past year. The majority of it can be directly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s only getting worse.

Several incidents have occurred in just the past month or two alone, and today we’re going to outline a few and explain what happened, what caused them and how they possibly could have been prevented.   Read more

Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan

By Erik Briceno

Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan

No matter how strong your cybersecurity posture is, you’re never one hundred percent secure. When an attack does get through – whether the consequences are a data breach, a ransomware lockdown, or worse – you need to have a plan in place. That’s where an “incident response plan” comes into place. Any organization can be targeted by a cyberattack, so having a plan like this is necessary and incredibly useful, no matter what your organization is or its size.   Read more

Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.

By Erik Briceno

Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.

It no longer matters what your company does. It doesn’t matter what your organization stands for. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling or even if you’re selling anything. Today, we live in a world where literally everyone is online. Your organization likely has at least some sort of internet presence, regardless of size. And because of that, cybersecurity is a sweeping issue that now affects us all, no matter how much one might think otherwise.

The majority of companies don’t have the time or the cash flow needed to focus on cybersecurity by themselves — not if they hope to focus on what they’re actually trying to do. That’s where a managed security service provider is meant to come in.   Read more

The Expected Evolution of Cybersecurity Threats

By Erik Briceno

The Expected Evolution of Cybersecurity Threats

Cybersecurity threats are evolving to a point many of us thought we wouldn’t see within our lifetime. Have you heard of Moore’s Law? In simple terms, it states that the processing power of computers will double every two years. This law came out in the 1970s and since then, you can see how far technology has come. However, malicious users can also make use of this technology, which means that threats can grow exponentially in a very literal sense. Here’s a brief overview of what we are already starting to see the early stages of, and how they’re expected to get worse over time.   Read more

Yes, Data Breaches Are Still a Thing

By Erik Briceno

Yes, Data Breaches Are Still a Thing

Ransomware may have been dominating the news cycle over the last couple of months, but data breaches are also occurring at a similar frequency. To this day, we’re still feeling the fallout from the Equifax breach, even though that was all the way back in May of 2017.

While we’re still dealing with the consequences from that, what’s been happening since then? Glad you asked. Let’s take a look.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Monroe College Is the Latest Ransomware Victim This Year, and Things Are Getting Worse

In one of our previous articles, we talked about three cities in a single week that were held hostage to ransomware — and paid. Another recent, and major, victim is Monroe College in New York City. This time it’s a whopper, as the hackers who attacked the college’s IT system demanded nearly $2 million in Bitcoin. This is a significant increase from previous extortion demands, and experts warn that other institutions are now more vulnerable than ever to similar attacks.   Read more

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Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.
Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.
Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic
Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic
The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020
The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020
The Rising Threat - Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months
The Rising Threat – Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months
Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan
Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan
Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.
Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.
The Expected Evolution of Cybersecurity Threats
The Expected Evolution of Cybersecurity Threats
What Happens in Texas ... Probably Won’t Stay There
What Happens in Texas … Probably Won’t Stay There
Yes, Data Breaches Are Still a Thing
Yes, Data Breaches Are Still a Thing
Monroe College Is the Latest Ransomware Victim This Year, and Things Are Getting Worse