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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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DHS warns of cyberattack threat from Labor Day to 9/11

On August 13, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin warning of a heightened threat environment across the United States. This threat environment includes the potential for increased cyberattacks and digital crime, and extends from the Labor Day weekend through to the 20th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks.  Historically, holidays have …

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6 major cybersecurity breaches in 2021 (and what you can learn from them)

6 major cybersecurity breaches in 2021 (and what you can learn from them) It’s more than halfway through 2021 and the increase in cyber attacks throughout the pandemic shows no signs of slowing. To raise awareness of some of the latest threats, and the measures you can take to protect your business, we’ve rounded up …

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Your cybersecurity guide to working remotely this summer

The shift to remote work at the beginning of the pandemic took many businesses by surprise. Just 17% of employees were working remotely full time before covid, but this number has increased to 44% since the pandemic began. And they’ve gotten used to it: According to Owl Labs, 80% of people now expect to work …

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How to sell the board on cybersecurity support (4 questions to prep for)

You feel a mixture of nervousness and excitement. You’re going to present a cybersecurity solution to your company’s board of directors. This is your chance. You have to convince them. You know it will be a challenge because cybersecurity’s benefits are typically intangible—there are no direct profits and success is only achieved when nothing happens. …

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A guide to CIS Critical Security Controls

For organizations of all sizes in every industry, cyber crime is a serious and evolving threat. As reported by Forbes, 2020 was a record-breaking year for data breaches and cyber attacks. With the pandemic presenting new opportunities for attackers, 78% of IT teams say they lack confidence in their cybersecurity posture according to a recent …

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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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