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“Ransomware is the most profitable type of malware in history. In the past, attackers primarily tried to steal information and maintain long-term access to their victims’ systems and resources. They typically did not deny access to systems or destroy data. Ransomware has changed the game from stealthy access to extortion. […]
“Cyber attackers are continuously finding new ways to infiltrate your network; spoofing, ransomware, phishing, zero-day attacks and Business Email Compromise (BEC) are just some examples of new ways attackers are using identity deception to breach organizations successfully. BEC’s ability to trick unsuspecting employees by those impersonating your CEO or other […]
What is a Cyber Security Assessment or IT Risk Assessment? Should all businesses get a Risk Assessment? YES! When you hear the term “Cyber Security Assessment” you can assume that a “Risk Assessment” is what is being implied. The goal of a risk assessment is for an organization to understand […]
Who could be an insider threat? ~~ An insider threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from people within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors or business associates, who have inside information concerning the organization’s security practices, data and computer systems. The threat may involve […]
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Why It’s Important To Run Vulnerability Assessment Test On Your Network! find a company that can give them an assessment of their business and home network. There is a serious Cyber war raging for your assets and we must do all we can and more than we can to protect it. So many times we hear about identity theft and for the most part we assume it cannot happen to us while we are on our home or small business networks. This is the furthest thing from the truth. There are millions of vulnerable routers and other devices that thieves can login to everyday. Most consumers are not aware of this. The assumptions are, when they purchase a router or firewall application it’s safe and there’s nothing else to be done. This is absolutely the furthest thing from the truth. All devices MUST be upgrade as soon as a newer firmware or software is available. It’s a possibility the new firmware release was to patch an exploits.
highlighted new trends for 2015 where hackers are causing major disruptions. They are disrupting business, stealing personally identifiable information and attacking routers and switches. I believe this new trend will continue into the foreseeable future. This is where Cyber Security Consulting Ops can help your home or business network to implement a good detection strategies can help to detect un-wanted visitors on your system. We MUST shift our focus to both prevention and detection. Intrusion Detection can be defined as “…the act of detecting actions that attempt to compromise the confidentiality, integrity or availability of a resource.” More specifically, the goal of intrusion detection is to identify entities attempting to subvert in-place security controls. Asset Must be use as bait to entice and track bad entities for early warning.
The End Point Protection is a technical term refer to the client’s technologies we used to protect your laptop, desktop, smart phones, tablets and other smart devices or devices that fall under the term Internet of Everything (IoT). These devices uses firmware or can be updated to fix vulnerabilities. The EPP is the technology installed on the aforementioned devices to protect them from hackers or those with intentions of doing us harm. There are numerous technologies like virus and malware protections that can be considered as EPP. Traditionally people and organization mistakenly spend too much effort on protecting the perimeter which in this case could be firewall protection, but very small amount of resources on End Point Protection. Too much resource spend on the perimeter is a poor return on your investment. Because of this type of security we get the coconut protection. Hard on the outside, but soft on the inside. This is where Cyber Security Consulting Ops can help you to protect your entire network to include all your End Point clients. Today Cyber Security has to have defense in depth. The coconut security concept is tremendously flawed. To better protect your assets you must have a layered security approach. It should be like a tough onion. To get to the middle a hacker must have to work hard to get to your asset.