Data breaches and subsequent identity theft are unfortunate but common occurrences today and have only increased since the onset of the pandemic.
As the eyes of the world remain focused on the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine, cyberattacks are top of mind for professionals in the security sector, including the experts here at Ascend Technologies.
Unfortunately, we’re back with another phishing scheme that’s making its way through your inboxes and phones.
This month, it was discovered that SolarWinds, a national IT software and infrastructure company, suffered a devastating data breach. By using a Trojan horse system, cybercriminals were able to infect more than 18,000 companies. While this plot was uncovered in December, in actuality, this siphoning of invaluable company information had been happening since March – undetected.
Tagged Alerts, Ransomware, Cybersecurity
As news of the SolarWinds Orion security breach continues to develop, the Ascend Technologies security team is closely monitoring updates and evaluating the impact on organizations like yours. This feed will be updated frequently with breaking news and expert insights directly from our Security Operations Centers (SOCs).
Tagged Incident Response, Financial, Alerts, Technical, Energy, Cybersecurity
As a new wave of malware-focused phishing attacks gain popularity, our expert security engineers are on the frontlines. Here's what you need to know.
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There was a time, years ago, when I wasn’t just the highly capable security practitioner you see before you. I was also a Soldier. I wore a uniform for 22 years altogether, most of the time as an Infantryman in my state’s National Guard.
Is your organization prepared to work from home due to the pandemic? Not just prepared for the change, but structurally prepared? Is your network designed to protect against the risks?
For offices around the world, the possibility of having to send employees home indefinitely as the virus spreads is becoming very real. If your organization hasn’t needed work-from-home policies in place before...
New York's SHIELD Act applies to businesses nationwide, with compliance required for anyone who does business with or holds personally identifiable information (PII) of New York residents. The following are key takeaways regarding SHIELD Act compliance.
According to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warning issued January 4, 2020, the government is preparing for the potential of Iran-sponsored cyberattacks following the January 3rd airstrike which killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.
Tagged Healthcare, Retail, Financial, Alerts, Small Business, Energy
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, holiday gifts and New Year's celebrations – these are some of the factors that make November through January the most active online-shopping period of the year.
Leaving your remote desktop protocol (port 3389) servers open to the internet has been known to be a cybersecurity “bad idea” for years, but the Bluekeep vulnerability, as well as the more recent Seven Monkeys batch of disclosed vulnerabilities, have made this vital to your business’s survival.
You may have heard the statistic: 91% of breaches start with email. But you’re probably thinking, that won’t happen to me.
You know the signs of a phishing email and you avoid emails that are clearly unsafe, so, of course, you’re not going to be the one who gets breached. Or are you?
One of the latest phishing scams affecting small businesses is a message that alleges “your email account and device <have> been hacked” and that “we have installed one RAT software into your device.”
Tagged Alerts, Cybersecurity