Cybersecurity planning can help you protect your organization

Cybersecurity threats are growing and the COVID-19 pandemic has created an even bigger security and privacy nightmare for business owners. Is your business prepared?

Here at Infoaxis, we always put security first. That’s why we created our Cybersecurity Planning Guide. It offers actionable tips, resources, and guidelines you need to be proactive and protect your organization from cyber threats.

Why SMBs Should Closely Align Cybersecurity Strategy to Protect Critical Business Objectives

Companies saw an average of 270 attacks over the past year, a 31 percent jump over last year, according to a new survey of chief information security officers (CISOs) published by Accenture. While attacks come through many different avenues, the report found that supply chain attacks saw a considerable jump.

Report: 64% of Small Business Owners Not Familiar with Cyber Insurance

As cyberattacks continue to rise drastically and bring new levels of risk to organizations worldwide, more and more business leaders are looking to cyber insurance to help limit the impact a successful attack could have on their organization.

This article discusses the report and highlights things you need to know.

Log4j Exploit: What SMBs Should Know

At the end of 2021, news emerged of a new vulnerability in Log4j, a Java library that underlies many of the world’s applications. Since then, this security flaw has been widely recognized as one of the most potentially dangerous vulnerabilities in history.

Learn more about the Log4j Exploit.

Report: Cyberattacks More Than Double in First Half of 2021

What’s causing these attacks to increase at such a significant (and frankly alarming) pace? The report cited web shell activity (which allows attackers to run commands on servers to steal data or launch subsequent attacks), targeted ransomware, and extortion as the primary types of attacks leveraged by hackers in the first half of this year.

This article discusses report and highlights things you need to know.

Beat Hackers with Our eBook: If You Connect IT, Protect IT!

Increasingly, if you use a device that runs on electricity, chances are it can connect to other devices and the internet at large.  This goes beyond your laptop and tablet and includes devices such as TVs, refrigerators, baby monitors, and even dressers.  These so-called smart devices are part of a trend known as the Internet of Things, or IoT.

Learn more about the ebook.

What SMBs Should Know About Kaseya’s Ransomware Attack

Leading into the Fourth of July weekend this year, individuals in charge of cybersecurity at small and medium businesses (SMBs) were more likely to be found in front of a computer screen than at a barbecue.

That’s because hackers compromised software by Kaseya, a leading provider of IT and security management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and SMBs. The attackers then leveraged vulnerabilities in that software to victimize more than 1,500 Kaseya customers, including many SMBs, with ransomware.

This article discusses “what happened” and how to remediate it.

What the Colonial Pipeline Attack Means for SMBs

Last month, people across the East Coast of the United States waited in long lines at the gas pump after a ransomware cyberattack crippled a significant gas pipeline that delivers nearly half of the fuel to the region.

This article discusses ransomware prevention.

Knowing Yourself Is Critical to Preventing Ransomware Attacks

The past few weeks have brought news of ransomware attacks across various U.S. industries.  On May 7, the operator of Colonial Oil Pipeline was hit with ransomware, forcing them to shutter operations for a few days and impacting the southeast US fuel supply.  Then over Memorial Day weekend, the computer systems of JBS USA, part of one of the world’s largest meat distribution networks, were hit with ransomware.  Though we are still in the early days of unraveling this attack, it is likely the JBS attack will affect US meat distribution and cause price increases.

This article discusses the things you need to know to prevent ransomware attacks.

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Do your employees care about cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is an issue many business owners try to put off for as long as possible. The subject matter is complex, and in their eyes, they’d rather focus on what generates revenue. But if they fail to protect their systems and networks adequately, cybercriminals are more likely to exploit vulnerabilities and take advantage. Stopping that from happening involves using your employees as your first line of defense.

This article discusses best practices for implementing cybersecurity awareness with your team.

Employees to Care About Cybersecurity

Why SMBs Should Go Virtual with the CISO Role

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) may not be the most famous people in the technology world.  Most likely, you cannot name the CISO of Facebook, Microsoft, Google, or any other tech company, for that matter. However, these executives are among the most important people at their companies.  They may not make or market the products, but what they do is just as critical.  In this article, we will explore the CISO role and how, with the right partnership, a company of any size can employ the skills and knowledge of a CISO on a virtual basis.

This article discusses the types of CISO that should be considered or adopted.

Is your SMB prepared for a Ransomware Attack?

The onset of Covid-19 forced millions of people to work from home, prompting cyber-attacks to reach an all-time high in 2020. Because of this shift, organizations across every industry are more vulnerable to data breaches than ever before, making it easier for hackers to go to work on their systems.

This article discusses some of how an attack occurs and what you can do to help prevent an attack.

Top Cybersecurity Trends for 2021

Between a pandemic, political strife, and massive cybersecurity breaches in both the private and public sectors, 2021 is shaping up to be just as eventful as 2020. At Infoaxis we are always looking for the next trends in information technology and cybersecurity. 

This article discusses what we see as the top cybersecurity trends for 2021.

Living off the Land – Fileless Malware

By using fileless malware, attackers have been able to circumnavigate the most common detection tools. Unlike regular malware that hides in the code of programs waiting to be used, fileless malware hides within the asset’s operating memory. This makes it much hard for anti-malware programs to detect the so-called malware ‘footprint.’

This article covers the preventative measures you need to take to thwart fileless malware attacks.

Assess Business Risk with Our Discovery Assessment

What if a hacker got into your network and stole company secrets, data and clients’ personal information – but you had no clue this happened until much, much later? Then all of a sudden, daily operations are disrupted and revenues drop. You’re hit with hefty legal fines and your company’s reputation is in tatters. You may even be in danger of going out of business. 

Scary stuff, but you can take appropriate action now – before it’s too late.

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Lessons from the SolarWinds Breach

The extent of the SolarWinds breach isn’t fully known yet. It will be a long time until we get a full grasp of it, if we ever do, but we already know the scope is massive. It includes IT infrastructure at the highest levels of the US government, as well as large IT providers such as Microsoft. Here’s what we know now about this complex cybersecurity breach. 

Educating Your Employees About Cybersecurity in 2021

When it comes to cybersecurity, humans are often the weakest link. These errors can take many forms – clicking on phishing links, using weak passwords, for example. The effects of these mistakes can be catastrophic. You can counteract these types of incidents by providing in-depth security awareness training to your employees.  

Need help developing your cybersecurity plan? 

Our no-cost Discovery Assessment helps you uncover system vulnerabilities before cyber criminals do.

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Securing Your Data When Working with Contractors (or Freelancers)

When it comes to securing your company’s people and technology assets, focusing inside the office walls isn’t enough anymore. Organizations need to consider all potential vectors of attack, even those coming from outside the business. Freelancers and contractors must be considered one of these emerging vectors of attack and secured appropriately. 

So You’ve Been Hit with a Data Breach. Now What?

Cybercriminals are still finding ways to infiltrate networks and systems and extract sensitive information from their victims. After a data breach occurs, it’s the business, not the cybercriminal, that’s left cleaning up the mess — and it’s the aftermath that’s uncharted waters for many business owners. There are steps you can take before and after you’ve been hit with a data breach to recover quickly and limit the damage.

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by This New Vishing Campaign

Most people have probably heard of phishing but not vishing. With vishing, scammers use the phone to “phish” for account numbers, passwords, or financial details, which scammers then use for financial gain. With more people working from home during the pandemic, your corporate VPN is at greater risk of this type of attack. 

Think your password is secure? Think again

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe — using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance. Find out why and what this means for you