Cybersecurity

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): What is it and why do you need it?

In a world where credential harvesting is a constant threat and over 80% of hacking-related breaches are caused by stolen or weak passwords, risk reduction is critical for all organizations. Over the past year, companies worldwide have overwhelmingly shifted to remote work. With employees now accessing company data and programs from multiple locations and devices, …

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Protect your company’s data with Dark Web ID monitoring

Search the dark web in real-time to detect a cybersecurity breach before it’s too late Hacking is big business, and getting access to your data can be a lucrative endeavor. Simply clicking the wrong link in an email or entering your credentials on a compromised site could lead to your data being stolen and sold …

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Busted myth: COVID-19 is slowing down hackers. Here’s what to do.

Hackers don’t sell a product or a service, they sell information. And information is more valuable than ever. Additionally, they’ve always worked from home! The coronavirus is a dream come true for hackers. In fact, they’ve created ingenious new campaigns to prey on people who are investing less time in cybersecurity to make room for …

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Fileless malware: Are you at risk?

Over the past few years, the security industry has been witnessing a rapid evolution in attack techniques, including fileless malware, which uses legitimate tools and services such as existing software, applications, and authorized protocols to carry out malicious activities such as unauthorized data retrieval or data damage. It therefore pays to stay abreast of such …

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Types of hackers targeting businesses

When it comes to cyberattacks, most business owners get hung up on the technical and logistical details, forgetting another important aspect: motive. Why are hackers attacking people and organizations? And whom are they targeting? By answering these questions, you’ll have a better understanding of which of your business’s resources need the most protection. Script Kiddies …

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Kansas Treatment Centers Hacked

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Valley Hope Association (VHA), the addiction treatment organization based in Norton Kansas, announced it suffered a data breach in late 2018. An unauthorized individual gained access to an employee’s email account, potentially exposing patient PHI. Valley Hope detected the intrusion quickly and worked to remedy the issue. A …

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Wichita State University Phishing Fail

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Hackers bombard a respected institution with a battery of malicious emails – a coordinated cyber attack. A handful of users fall prey to the bait and were hooked by Phishing attempts. Sounds like the start to a crime novel, but it recently happened in Wichita, Kansas. What …

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Windows® 7 Countdown

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Only 12 months remain before Microsoft cuts off support for Windows® 7 and several editions of Windows® Server operating systems. While fifty-two weeks feels like plenty of time, here are some factors you may not be considering: Experts predict a shortage of available PCs as companies rush to …

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Ransomware Attack Disrupts U.S. News Media Outlets

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Everyone is at risk…even the news. What Happened Over the holiday weekend, news broke that the Tribune News company had been hit by a serious Ransomware attack – impacting the printing of several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, …

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Data Breach Leads to First Multi-State Lawsuit

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), a healthcare technology solutions provider, was named in a multi-State lawsuit filed earlier this month. Servers used by WebChart, an EHR solution offered by MIE, was breached in 2015. The security compromise included the release of personal information, date of birth, social security …

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