Ransomware Equals a Data Breach

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From a data regulator’s perspective, it is the responsibility of your business to keep data safe from cyberthreats, inform clients about a breach within a stipulated period and provide necessary documentation as proof of your efforts. Although different regulations have laid down distinct mandates for breach notifications, the principle remains intact.

While there is an over-arching belief that data isn’t really “stolen” in a ransomware breach, no organization hit with ransomware has been able to back this up as fact. That’s why compliance regulations mandate businesses to notify their clients if their data is in jeopardy.

Operational and Data Integrity Risks of Internet of Things (IoT) for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs)

The continued rise in the number of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices has brought about a host of security challenges for many businesses. As manufacturers compete in a race to bring their IoT devices to market, most fail to include even the most basic security controls necessary to protect the networks these devices connect to or the data they collect or transmit. This leaves businesses of all industries extremely vulnerable to a variety of security risks and cyberthreats.

4 Data Backup Myths You Need to Know About

Humans generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day.1 That is a substantial amount of information. However, failing to keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape might wipe your share of this data in the blink of an eye. In fact, ransomware has more than doubled in frequency since last year, accounting for 10% of verified breaches.

The Beginner’s Guide to Cyber Liability Insurance for Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in one way or another. If there is one category that most benefited from the pandemic, it’s cybercriminals. That’s why cybercrime has shot up by almost 300% since the start of the pandemic1 and that’s why you must adopt necessary measures to protect your business from malicious cyber players. One of these measures is to have Cyber Liability Insurance (CLI)

Why Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Are Dangerous

Critical Infrastructure (CI) comprises physical and cyber assets vital for the smooth functioning of societies and nations across the globe. The sectors that make up critical infrastructure differ from one country to another. For example, the USA considers 16 sectors to be vital as opposed to 13 in the UK. The disruption or damage of CI can have severe direct and indirect effects.

4 Reasons Cybersecurity Attack Surfaces Are Expanding

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted individuals and businesses all over the world in one way or another. Almost overnight, it disrupted the way people went about their daily routines and how companies operated. Amidst all the chaos, changes to the cyber landscape increased at an unprecedented pace. Some of the trends that powered these changes and continue to fuel them are:

Kaseya VSA Ransomware attack

We at ITNS Consulting would like to commend Kaseya for their amazing transparency during this difficult time. As many of you may know Kaseya suffered a ransomware attack on an epic scale. Their quick response to this attack spared hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide from suffering a dismal fate. We were notified within an hour of the onset of the attack and Kaseya has remained extremely transparent and communicative throughout the entire process. We would like to emphasize Kaseya put their customers first by reaching out to industry experts and their communities for assistance in addressing this breach. Ransomware has become a global issue which requires a global response. In the world we live in “it’s not whether a breach will happen, but when”, and how your business will recover. ITNS Consulting is a Kaseya VSA partner, and we are one of the companies protected by Kaseya’s actions. Their quick response to the ransomware attack on Kaseya VSA stopped this attack from affecting any of our clients.

Ransomware: Cybersecurity’s Biggest Bully Yet

Can you imagine logging into your system to access your business data and being unable to do so? Talk about your worst nightmare coming true! Unfortunately, an increasing number of businesses around the world are living this nightmare with countless others coming in the line of fire, including yours. Ransomware is growing rapidly and crippling businesses worldwide, making up 27 percent of all malware incidents in 2020.

The Dangers Within: Understanding Insider Threats

The year 2020 witnessed an unprecedented onslaught of cybersecurity threats across the world as the global workforce underwent a forced transition to remote working. However, not all cybersecurity threats come from the outside. In a study conducted by Bitglass, 61 percent of businesses surveyed reported at least one insider-related cybersecurity incident in the last year. This could be anything from negligent employees who lack cybersecurity training to rogue employees who facilitate a breach for personal gain.

What’s worse than getting hacked?

What’s worse than getting hacked? How about the “failure to detect intrusions” in the first place? InfoTrax Systems is just one of the latest examples of such an impressively bad security oversight. To be clear about the extent of the “oversight”, this company was breached more than 20 times from May 2014 until March 2016.