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Kaseya Ransomware Attack

The Kaseya Ransomware Attack and What You Can Do About It

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.

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5 dos and don'ts of a ransomware attack, ransomware removal, and how to remove ransomware

5 Ransomware Do’s and Don’ts

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.

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What is the Microsoft Exchange Attack?

What is the Microsoft Exchange Attack?

By now you’ve probably heard about the Microsoft Exchange hack, or the Hafnium attack—a cybersecurity cautionary tale circulating the news. But for many businesses around the globe, the attack is more than a story: it’s at their back door.

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Top 4 Cybersecurity Protections for Small Businesses on a Budget

Top 4 Cybersecurity Protections for Small Businesses on a Budget

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.

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Chief Information Security Officer

Top 10 Questions to Ask When You Hire a Virtual CISO

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.

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Cybersecurity and COVID-19: Why You Can’t Afford To Be Complacent

Cybersecurity and COVID-19: Why You Can’t Afford To Be Complacent

If you’re like the average person, you’re probably getting tired of hearing about COVID-19. We all want it to go away, and while we probably understand the need for mask wearing and social distancing, we just wish we didn’t have to deal with it anymore. This overwhelming sense of fatigue is carrying over to many businesses when it comes to cybersecurity and COVID-19.

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cybersecurity background

How To Spend Your Cybersecurity Budget in 2021

The projected cost of cybercrime is $6 trillion annually by 2021, making cybersecurity a critical issue for every organization. Just how much do companies spend on cybersecurity? According to the 2020 State of the CIO survey, the average company devotes 16 percent of its IT budget to cybersecurity.

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Cybersecurity Framework

FAQ: What Is a Cybersecurity Framework?

Recent cybersecurity facts are alarming. Globally, attacks on IoT devices tripled in 2019, and more than $17,000 is lost every minute due to phishing attacks. What’s even more disturbing is that 60 percent of breaches involved security vulnerabilities that had a patch available. Unfortunately, the available patches were not installed. This is why a cybersecurity program is essential to every organization, regardless of size or industry.

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Incident Response

What Is Incident Response and Why Do You Need It?

As cyber attacks continue to rise, more companies are investing in cybersecurity, with global spending on security-related hardware, software, and services expected to exceed $151 billion by 2023. A key component of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy is an incident response plan.

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Cybersecurity VCISO

How You Can Save Money and Improve Cybersecurity with a vCISO

A recent study on cybercrime confirmed that cyber attacks are on the rise. The average number of security breaches grew by 11 percent in 2019, and the average cost of an attack continues to increase, creeping up to $13 million. It is no surprise then, that many organizations are bringing a dedicated security expert to the C-level, via a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

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