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Recapping Cybersecurity Awareness Month

All month we have been sharing resources, tips, and other cybersecurity related information. As Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 wraps up we complied all our resources into one blog post. 

An Important Message: Cybersecurity Threats Update

The overall increase in cyber crime and the exponential rise in sophisticated ransomware attacks are changing the cost of doing business. More than ever, Umbrella Managed Systems is investing resources to reduce risks and keep our clients from becoming victims of cyber crime. In parallel, many insurance carriers are seeking to transfer the risk of cyber crime to your business and service providers like Umbrella. 

Unfortunately, insurance carriers often mandate IT security measures implemented before policy renewal, leaving some organizations denied critical coverage.  Please watch this important video update regarding the current cybersecurity landscape, the impacts on your business, and the proactive steps Umbrella is taking. 

The cost of a cybercrime, & why your organization needs cyber liability insurance.

As the number of cyber-attacks increases, organizations continue to work to put proper safeguards in place. Cyber liability insurance protects your business against cybersecurity threats by helping you recover if the worst case happens. Additionally, Cyber liability insurance protects businesses from losses that result from cyber-attacks and data breaches. Policies cover the costs of investigations, lawsuits, and other obligations following an attack. This insurance is essential for any business operating today. 

As part of Cybersecurity Month, we were interviewed by the Kansas City Business Journal to discuss in depth why some insurance carriers may deny cybersecurity coverage for the business.

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Four Cyber Security Tips

When reviewing your email take a zero-trust approach against all incoming emails. By taking a moment to validate your email you are ensuring that you, the first line of defense, are keeping your inbox secure. 

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When opening any new email take a moment to pause and review your email. Things like grammatical errors, incorrect email addresses, spelling mistakes, and action required could pose a red flag for a phishing email. 

Take a moment and review the link before clicking on it. When checking a hyperlink on your desktop hover over it to see where it is taking you. Using a bit of caution may be all it takes to prevent you from clicking a bad link. 

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Take a moment and review the link before clicking on it. When checking a hyperlink on your desktop hover over it to see where it is taking you. Using a bit of caution may be all it takes to prevent you from clicking a bad link. 

Social Engineering Red Flags

Cybercriminals constantly evolve their modes of attack. Our Security Awareness Training program ensures that you become the first line of defense rather than your weakest link. If you think you’ve been a part of a cybersecurity incident please notify your organization & your helpdesk team immediately! 

Final thoughts on Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity threats to your business are rapidly evolving and the risks are very real. In 2021 cyber insurance companies reported that on average a ransomware incident claim cost about $435k.  Our cybersecurity team continues to remain proactive, and Umbrella will continue investing in cybersecurity. Over this quarter we will be helping our clients complete Cyber Insurance requirements and gap assessments. 

As always our goal is to help our clients make informed decisions about cybersecurity and ensure the best decisions are being made to keep their organizations secure. Looking for a partner who keeps cybersecurity at the forefront of your organization? Contact us today. 

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Umbrella and IT Solutions Join Forces

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