Security Insights – June 2019
In This Issue
- Find out why complacency isn't the affecting factor in election security.
- Learn how pursuing quality threat intelligence can impact your organization.
- Discover the one thing that makes election security assessments actionable, for advanced or beginning phases of your program.
- Touch base on cloud storage and how to reduce your security risk.
- CyberDefenses is now a TIPS vendor. Learn how that benefits you.
In The Headlines
- Find out the latest techniques hackers are using to deploy ransomware.
- Discover the top cybersecurity challenges affecting healthcare.
- Here are 11 ways to keep your remote workforce secure.
- Rogue app fraud is on the rise. Understand how and why.
- Find out which events should be on your calendar!
Complacency Isn’t Affecting Election Security Progress - Unknowns Are
Recent news articles have focused on the unused HAVA funds that the Federal government has allocated for election security, and the implication is that this inaction is the result of a lack of urgency or a sense of complacency. Those of us on the frontlines of the election security challenge know that the issue is more sophisticated than this.
Pursuing Quality Threat Intelligence Insight
By definition, “threat insight” provides an understanding of threats in the context of your company. Insight of any kind is interesting and potentially useful but the most critical insight is the insight specifically related to you.
The One Thing That Makes Election Security Assessments Actionable
Whether your cybersecurity program is advanced or in its beginning phases, an election security assessment is a significant part of improving your cybersecurity stance. However, an assessment is only one step in strengthening your defenses against cybercrime. The actions and decisions that follow an assessment are the true determining factor of success.
Cloud Storage: 5 Ways to Reduce Security Risks
Cloud computing offers unprecedented convenience, not to mention scalability and cost efficiencies. Yet, it's incredibly important that organizations ensure they don't sacrifice security for the benefits of cloud applications, servers and networks. While securing the cloud can be a multi-faceted prospect, there are five main things to keep in mind as you defend your cloud resources against cyber threats.
CyberDefenses Is Now a TIPS Vendor
Government and education organizations can now enlist CyberDefenses's help to protect their networks, systems and data from cyber attack without going through the lengthy, resource-consuming bid process. CyberDefenses has been awarded a contract from The Interlocal Purchasing Cooperative (TIPS). The national cooperative offers its members access to competively procured purchasing contracts.
In the headlines
Hackers are scanning for MySQL servers to deploy GandCrab ransomware
At least one Chinese hacking crew is currently scanning the internet for Windows servers that are running MySQL databases so they can infect these systems with the GandCrab ransomware.
Top Cybersecurity Challenges in the Healthcare Industry
More than half (56 percent) of Healthcare Organizations have automated systems in place that actively scan their networks for suspicious activity and 31 percent have their own Security Operation Centers (SOCs) for the same purpose. However, the industry still faces enormous challenges.
11 Tips for Boosting Cybersecurity When You Have Remote Workers
In today’s tech-driven business world, more and more companies are hiring partially or wholly remote workforces. Workers across the globe can collaborate with others, sharing skills and expertise in a real team, no matter where they’re located.
However, since not every employee is sitting in the same place on the same network, you can’t always keep a close eye on everyone’s device security.
Fraud via rogue apps exploded by 300 percent in just a few months
Digital scammers are stealing victims’ personal information in new ways, preferring rogue mobile applications and account takeover attacks after a generation of using phishing as their primary hacking technique. Fraud attacks from rogue mobile applications increased by more than 300 percent, up to 41,313 incidents in the first quarter of this year from 10,390 events in the fourth quarter of last year.
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National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Summer Conference
Visit our Booth at this special event geared towards Secretaries of State and Lieutenant Governors.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
June 30-July 3
VLGMA Summer Conference
Visit our booth and don't miss the panel Technology, Trust and the Democracy of our Elections including CyberDefenses Principal Cyber Intel Threat Analyst, DuWayne Aikins.
Virginia Beach, VA
CyberDefenses is an award-winning Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP). Schedule a 30-minute conversation to learn how we can help protect your organization from cyber attack.