What defines a cyber “incident”, and if it happens to your business, how serious is it? These are two prominent questions among businesses of all sizes and industries. These questions, however, are especially vital to answer for small businesses who often lack the staffing, technology, and resources to understand and implement adequate cybersecurity.
Trust us, we know that “getting hacked” seems scary enough on its own. However, there are additional consequences that go along with a breach or cyber incident that you should be aware of—including some you may not have realized.
Seconds matter when you’re detecting threats, and they’re even more vital when a threat becomes a successful cyberattack.
An employee receives a targeted phishing email and, without realizing what it is, downloads an “urgent update” for his computer. The attacker now has access to their device and is able to install a keylogger on the computer, learn more about the network, and gain domain admin access to dig even deeper.
We all know that security is hard… for an MSP, it’s even more difficult.
In addition to balancing the everyday security risks that every business faces, MSP’s also have to focus on their customers’ networks. A lot of times, the security of customer networks take precedence for service providers... and in-house security falls short.
It’s not uncommon for the terms ‘Risk Assessment’ and ‘Penetration Test’ to be used interchangeably. The truth is, the two are very different.
There is still quite a bit of confusion out there on the differences between a Vulnerability Scan and a Penetration Test. The truth is both services can be successful in keeping you ahead of the hackers, but the trick is knowing which one is right for you and when.
If you are like most executives caught up in the constantly-evolving threat landscape, you’re likely overwhelmed with trying to effectively secure your data. We still encounter organizations starting their security from square one on a fairly regular basis, and we know it’s not an easy task. It can be tempting to get caught up in the single solution that attempts to solve all your problems...
“Hmm, that’s strange.”
In the scientific community these words are thought of as the immediate precursor to the ‘Eureka’ moment when something amazing is discovered. In the information technology field, specifically in security, they usually mean something bad is happening.
Businesses in all sectors are increasingly relying on vendors and associates. This is especially true in healthcare, where functions such as billing are frequently performed by outside parties, and providers rely on various partners for services like imaging and diagnostics.