December 14, 2021Skyrocketing ransomware threats and extortion demands show no sign of slowing down in 2022. Average ransomware demands surged by 518% in the first half of 2021 compared to 2020, while payments climbed by 82% in the same period, according to Infosecurity Magazine. Crippling ransomware attacks caused an average business downtime of six days with costs in the millions.
November 23, 2021Netsurion is a key contributor along with other industry leaders who comprise the Restaurant Technology Network (RTN) Working Group. The RTN Working Group collectively put in over 600 hours of collaboration to develop guidance and security best practices aimed at helping restaurants innovate quickly and securely.
November 16, 2021You’ve seen it over and over again in the headlines – small subcontractors are often soft-target gateways for hacking large clients. Middle-tier businesses are very attractive and vulnerable targets for ransomware attacks. And, as recently seen in the news, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) attacked through trusted supply-chain software vendors can put their own clients at risk. These unfortunate facts have created a demand for IT service providers, including MSPs, to expand their cybersecurity offerings or at least explain their own security preparedness to customers.
October 25, 2021Today’s modern attack surface encompasses the network, cloud, endpoints, mobile devices, and applications and is constantly under attack from well-armed cyber criminals. Vulnerability management offers strategic insight into vulnerable applications and devices from the viewpoint of a cyber criminal, that you can plug before attackers can exploit. Vulnerability management is for service providers as well as their end-customers.
September 29, 2021Within the next five years, there is a good chance that every wire, except power, in brick-and-mortar stores will be gone. Data will be transferred over a more efficient 5G network, which will quickly become less costly as the world rolls out 6G after that. Extensibility and flexibility will be crucial.
September 28, 2021Success starts with a well-planned strategic budget. Face the fear…now’s the time to plan for powerful yet practical cybersecurity.
September 07, 2021Ransomware has made a resurgence and is impacting both IT service providers and the businesses they serve. What if you had insights into cyber criminal tactics and techniques happening in your environment? What if you knew more about the adversaries you face in this cyber battle? Can you help prioritize potential threats to stop a ransomware attack before it’s too late? The MITRE ATT&CK framework enables defenders to optimize protection beyond legacy tools like anti-virus.
June 30, 2021Threat researchers detected threat group NOBELIUM conducting several waves of malicious spear phishing email campaigns. Each wave used different technical lures and social engineering to fine-tune which threat performed best against targeted government agencies, consultants, and non-profits in over 20 countries.
June 25, 2021Incomplete cybersecurity information visibility comes at a cost. Without real-time comprehensive visibility, organizations experience blind spots that handcuff your cybersecurity protection and increase risk. IT environments are increasingly complex as they span on-premises, cloud, endpoint, and hybrid approaches.
June 22, 2021The role of the Point-of-Sale (POS) is evolving. In the restaurant industry, it’s important to ask: what does the future of the POS look like?
April 21, 2021Compliance can get confusing fast. Restaurants and retail establishments have many voices talking about compliance. Most of the time, the information provided is out of context, incomplete, or flat-out incorrect. While third-party supply chain security and monitoring is essential, the ultimate responsibility for compliance and data protection rests with your organization and leaders. Unfortunately, most businesses are unaware that they are responsible for their own compliance associated with outside systems.
March 31, 2021MSSPs need airtight threat detection and rapid, reliable remediation. The optimal way to do this is to ensure you have top-notch MDR capabilities 24/7/365. Many MSSPs partner with an MDR provider to achieve this.
March 15, 2021Microsoft has detected multiple zero-day exploits being used to attack on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Server. According to reports, observations of attacks leveraging the critical vulnerabilities are increasing very rapidly. In the span of a few days, over 30,000 organizations – small businesses and municipalities included - across the U.S. have been hacked.
March 03, 2021Customers look to Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) as trusted advisors in achieving digital transformation and navigating ever-evolving data security and privacy regulations. In times of uncertainty, it’s critical to over-deliver and boost your security posture.
February 03, 2021Faced with rising cybersecurity concerns, MSPs and mid-sized organizations are maturing their security posture beyond a network operations center and help desk. But few have realized a centralized security operations center (SOC) with a formal charter and full-time staff.