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Cyber War, Russia Invades Ukraine

Introduction Beginning early Thursday morning multiple news sources reported that Russia launched their invasion on Ukraine. This included shelling and rocket attacks on several of the major cities including Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. Multiple news outlets are reporting that the invasion will not only include physical attacks but also include cyber attacks on Ukraine. Organizations around …

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What is managed IT services? 4 Features it offers to grow your business

Managed services provide the ability to create a seamless IT experience for your company. However, the various service offerings and packages offered by managed IT services providers (MSPs) can often be unclear. In order to choose the best managed service offering for your company, you should understand the pillars of a managed IT package. What …

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Critical vulnerability detected for the ubiquitous Java log4j logging framework

On December 9, 2021, a zero-day vulnerability (ie, previously unknown and not yet patched) concerning Java was detected by several threat-detection researchers. Named CVE-2021-44228, it exploits a weakness in the Java logging utility log4j. Log4j is used by nearly everything written in Java, from consumer software and web applications to enterprise products with names like …

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Choosing the best password manager for your business

Every day cybercriminals are launching sophisticated cyber attacks. The rise in remote work has exacerbated the problem, leading to higher incidences of breaches of user credentials, with the majority of cyberattacks being in the form of phishing and business email compromise. Heightened vigilance with regard to cyberthreats has never been more important.    With cybersecurity as …

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The OCR Notifies Healthcare Industry on Securing Legacy Systems

The Office for Civil Rights in Action (OCR) recently notified the healthcare industry with guidance on securing their legacy systems.  Additionally, the OCR stated that as time goes on, legacy systems will become more and more susceptible to cybersecurity attacks. Umbrella has shared the OCR’s full recommendations: October was Cyber Security Awareness Month and a …

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Umbrella is Collecting Toys for the Kids!

The Umbrella team is joining forces with the Shadow Buddies Foundation and we’re calling all elves! The 2021 holiday season is right around the corner and Umbrella Managed Systems is humbled to officially announce we have again partnered with the Shadow Buddies Foundation for their annual Holiday Hugs Toy Drive for Kids. With the spirit …

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Ransomware resources

Umbrella strives to keep our clients informed and ready to combat any cyberattack. This list of ransomware resources will contribute to the education and awareness of phishing/ransomware threats. We hope this makes our clients better able to prevent, detect, and mitigate breaches caused by ransomware. We have previously highlighted the importance of adhering to a …

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