Cybersecurity

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Introduction to Cybersecurity Frameworks

One of the most practical ways to improve information security and ensure long-term compliance with relevant industry regulations is to use a recognized security framework. Cybersecurity frameworks developed by government agencies and non-profit organizations can help you establish actionable best practices and policies to manage your company’s cybersecurity risks. Two key cybersecurity frameworks are the …

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Real world examples of security breaches from Kansas City companies

Cybersecurity threats are increasing at an alarming pace, with criminals targeting small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) over larger, more well-defended companies. What will the projected cost of cybercrime be in 2021? $6.1 trillion dollars, according to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures. It’s easy to say, “It will never happen to me”, but the reality is …

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Microsoft Exchange Server security breach

On March 2, 2021, Microsoft released a number of security updates to address recently exposed vulnerabilities in Exchange Server. Microsoft announced that the four vulnerabilities have been used as part of a limited, targeted attack chain, in which email communications were infected with malware which enables long-term access to the victims’ networks. Flaws in Exchange …

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Antivirus, EPP, EDR? Don’t worry — we make it all make sense

Cybersecurity is a complex discipline that requires ever more advanced solutions to deal with modern threats. For an organization trying to mitigate their cybersecurity risks, the situation is further complicated by the range of different solutions available. From traditional antivirus to an assortment of newer three-letter technologies like EPP and EDR, this article helps demystify …

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The top 5 cybersecurity threats in 2021

The cybersecurity threat landscape is ever-expanding and dynamic. As attackers develop more sophisticated approaches, businesses need to be ready to stop them in their tracks.  Successful cyber attacks lead to potentially huge payouts for relatively little risk, making them extremely appealing to criminals. By being aware of the most prevalent cyber threats, you can adapt …

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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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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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