Department of Homeland Security: Some IT Consultants weaken Office 365 Security

The DHS has issued a memo essentially stating that some IT consulting firms and Managed IT service providers (MSPs) involved in Office 365 migrations are not properly securing the cloud productivity suite for customers. The statement, from the US-CERT arm of the DHS, represents both a challenge and an opportunity for MSPs and MSSPs. On Read More »

Baltimore Robbinhood ransomware attack

Baltimore Robbinhood ransomware attack

The City of Baltimore was attacked with a very aggressive variant of the Robbinhood ransomware on May 8 for the second time in 14 months. Some city departments, including the police, inspector general’s office, and the city’s departments of transportation and public works reported problems with email and phone systems. While the attack didn’t affect Read More »

Customers are struggling with lack of visibility & threat detection

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Six uncomfortable truths Although, more than half of the organizations surveyed were hit by a cyberattack in the last year, a lack of visibility remains high, threat detection is problematic, false alarms cost time and money, according to a new research. The study surveyed over 3,000 IT decision makers at organizations ranging from 100 to Read More »

Ransomware cyberattack takes down Norwegian aluminum company’s entire worldwide operations

Norsk Hydro’s Ransomware cyberattack

A major ransomware cyberattack that has taken down the Norsk Hydro’s entire worldwide network, affecting operations, worldwide production, and their 35,000 employees. Executive briefing The situation is quite severe. Our entire worldwide network is down. IT-systems in most business areas are impacted, and the company has switched to manual operations where possible. There have been Read More »

MSSP: Creative solution to cybersecurity concern

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Most IT security professionals believe an industry-wide skills gap is forcing organizations to explore creative solutions to address cybersecurity concerns, according to a survey conducted by Tripwire and Dimensional Research. The survey of 315 IT security professionals revealed: 93 percent of respondents said that they are concerned about an industry-wide skills gap. 81 percent stated that Read More »

Industries

Cybercriminals are equal opportunity hackers. Every industry has assets to safeguard. If your business is connected to the digital world, your network could be breached. If you collect and store personal information about your customers, clients, and employees, it could be stolen, exposing you up to possible lawsuits or loss of business or both. If Read More »