IT administrators need to be aware that supply chain attacks are a new focus for cybercriminals. As most organizations purchase components from third parties to build their own infrastructure, this can pose a risk through the introduction of malware and other vulnerabilities. Attackers gain an advantage in accessing data. Supply chain attacks are on the rise.
When components are manufactured in countries such as China, the costs can be cut down. It is this element that can be cost effective when building motherboards and routers by local technology builders. The are then shipped to customers. However, it is at this…
Here are best practices for email Geoblocking.
Over 84% of all emails in our inboxes are spam, according to the latest estimates (August 2021) from Cisco Researchers. These emails are not just a nuisance but some can be a potential threat, which can result in malware. Spam may be a worldwide occurrence, however in most cases they are from certain geographic locations or IP addresses.
An effective way to stop spam is to find the location it is being sent from and block it before it reaches your email server and of course your employees inbox. …
We look at the impact of cyberattacks on MSP (managed service provider) and its client. The pandemic has seen a growth in organizations partnering with MSPs — quite rightly too. All organizations need to batten the hatches when it comes to protecting their network and infrastructure from cybercriminals, particularly as the work from home movement continues.
According to NTT 2021 survey, 38 percent of companies utilize a third party to manage at least half of their IT needs, that compares with 25 percent just a year earlier. Unfortunately, this also makes MSPs a growing target to cybercriminals.
Approximately 60 MSPs…
The foundational structure of the internet came into play in the late 1960s by dozens of pioneering scientists, programmers and engineers.
DNS also known as Domain Name System was created in 1983 and email is a little older. There were no hackers when this started from what we know thus far, and there were no criminal organizations performing cyber espionage. The internet community was part of a trusted network and it is unlikely internet security was part of the inventors technologies.
Today, it is a whole different story due to the persistent risks. Now we try to secure our networks…
Phishing attacks are on the rise for organizations - but how do users identify and businesses prevent phishing attacks?
Emails are a quick win for cybercriminals who want to steal users data, login credentials and financial information, such as credit card details. When an email arrives in an inbox, it can look legitimate, has an urgency in the copy and requires some sort to immediate action to be taken.
IT and security may tell you not to open it. However, as humans we tend to ‘trust’ emails if they are from places we purchase such as Netflix, Bank of America…
Accidentally navigating to the wrong website can have dire consequences for an organization. We look at the types of DNS attacks and DNS layer required to prevent businesses from being victims of ransomware.
Why An Organization Needs Internet Filtering
It is easy for a user to incorrectly type in a domain name or click an embedded link in an email, which can affect a single computer or the whole organization’s network, including clients and suppliers. …
One of the biggest threats in digital health is ransomware this 2021, so far. The worlds largest ever ransom demand this year was the equivalent of $50 million.
Researchers expect that ransomware will continue to be the theme as the number one threat to businesses throughout 2021.
A phenomenal number — in fact, 61% of companies were victims of ransomware, with 34% losing their data even if they paid the ransom.
Here are some examples of ransomware attacks that took place in 2021.
For some financial institutions it takes time to adjust to online security being implemented. Email attacks are in full swing and are the primary approach to hack into the systems of organizations. There are many industries that are adopting email security best practices, such as larger banks and corporations who implement high end email security,
However, some small businesses do not believe that they are a target for hackers. Smaller institutions such as credit unions do not have the expertise to implement the right cybersecurity on email systems thus making them a perfect target for hackers. …
Cybersecurity is a priority for businesses and MSPs (Managed Service Providers) have the edge as carers of customer infrastructure and applications. The online landscape is continuously changing with new apps and automated services available at a click of a button. However, businesses need protecting against cybercrime more so than ever.
Small businesses require protection to stop attacks and protect data breaches to avoid financial and brand damage. MSPs can stay ahead with these simple tips to protect their customers from common internet threats.
Having the latest technology is fine to help customers to scale and work with applications…
In 2020 the number of exposed data records shockingly increased, from 141% to 37 billion. The 9 data loss threats this year of concern are from very large data exposures, which are set to beat the number from last year.
Here are the top 9 data loss threats and events of 2021. To find out the extent of each breach below and how it is likely to have taken place visit Top Data Loss Threats and Events in 2021.