Although new threats that are cropping up in the cybersecurity space – phishing — one of the oldest pain points in cybersecurity — is continuing to wreak havoc. Phishing is one of the most dangerous “action varieties” to an organization’s cybersecurity health. Phishing has been a mainstay in the cybersecurity threat landscape for decades, even though its not talked about much in the media. Because it continues to work, phishing is still a common tactic used by threat actors. In 2020, 74 percent of US organizations experienced a successful phishing attack. In addition, 43 percent of cyberattacks in 2020 featured
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Being cyber smart is the best way to protect yourself and others from cyber attacks. In honor of Cyber Security Awareness Month, Blue Team Alpha has compiled 5 simple tips to mitigate your cyber risk. Following these tips is easy, and free. Using all of these tips together can make a real difference for taking control of your online presence. But it’s important to keep in mind that no single tip is full proof on it’s own. Read on to learn 5 simple tips to mitigate your cyber risk that you can implement today. 1) Use strong passphrases/password manager While
September 2021 Microsoft Exchange Proxyshell Vulnerability What is the September 2021 Microsoft Exchange Proxyshell Vulnerability? Exchange servers are under attack, again. These are not the Hafnium Webshells, these are Proxyshells that are being used to compromise onsite Exchange environments. Microsofts latest patch may not be effective in keeping your Exchange environment safe. Indicators of compromise: One indicator of compromise is draft emails that were not created by the mailbox owner. Associated CVE’s: CVE-2021-31207 CVE-2021-34473 CVE-2021-34523 Is there a patch available? There was a patch made available by Microsoft on August 24th 2021. These patches and vulnerabilities are now under review
On July 2nd, 2021, Kaseya, an IT solutions developer for MSPs and enterprise clients, announced that it had become victim to a cyberattack. Kaseya immediately encouraged its customers to shut down VSA (Virtual System/Server Administrator) servers in order to prevent further access to attackers.
Walking in to a ransomware splash screen on your organizations’ computers can be terrifying; and trust us, ransomware was designed to terrify. Often times untraceable bitcoin payments are involved (and sometimes even extortion demands) in order to gain access to your computer, encrypted files, or network. Ransomware is currently considered by many reports as one of the top cybersecurity threats, and for good reason. Not only is data theft a profitable industry, costing companies on average $761,106 per payout, but attackers have taken things a step further by publicly disclosing sensitive data on leak sites. If you discover ransomware in your system, the most important thing to do first is not to panic.
Today we are excited to announce Jeff Wheat as our new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Jeff joins us with more than 35 years of experience in information security, IT architecture, cyber operations, and risk management. In the role of CISO, Jeff will be responsible for Blue Team Alpha’s cyber security policies, security operations, and data and platform protection.
With cyberattacks on the rise, it’s important for small and medium-sized business owners to look at their cybersecurity plans. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start, but even on a budget there are a few basic hygiene measures (like a password manager) you can implement to keep your company and systems secure.
At Blue Team Alpha, we firmly believe in the importance of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for both large and small companies. As cybersecurity attacks continue to rise, the C-Suite demands a role fully dedicated to protecting enterprise networks, applications, and data. It’s the only way to properly defend against an attack.
All you have to do is scan the latest headlines, and it becomes painfully obvious that cyber attacks are on the rise. In fact, 80 percent of businesses have seen an increase in attacks this year, due in large part to the pandemic.