Incident detection and response is the process of finding attackers in your IT infrastructure, monitoring or determining their activity, containing the threat and removing attackers or any viruses from your systems. When the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation, which protects the personal data of EU citizens regardless of the geographical location of the organization using the data, companies all over the globe had to ensure they were prepared for cyber-attacks. If companies were not compliant with the GDPR, then they could not do business with any citizens or businesses based in the EU. To be compliant, data must be protected. Therefore, being able to immediately and effectively respond to incidents or threats of a data breach became of utmost importance.
Ransomware is exactly what it sounds like! It is a type of malicious software that, once installed, blocks access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. All businesses and individuals are at risk to a ransomware invasion. It can be introduced into your systems simply through clicking on a link or opening an encrypted file. And once introduced, the malware has access to all of your data. Therefore, protecting against ransomware is necessary. Here’s where to start.
Managed detection and response (MDR) is a cybersecurity service that helps detect, analyze and, ultimately, respond to information security threats or incidents. As an outsourced, managed service, it gives an organization access to a team of experts who can monitor its IT assets 24/7/365.
Picture this: you head into your office on Monday morning, turn on your computer and begin to reply to emails. You see an email from your internet provider, alerting you that someone has accessed your company data from a foreign country over the weekend. None of your employees have been overseas in the last month, and you realize that the unthinkable has happened: your business has been hacked and your customer’s information has been stolen.
Safeguarding your critical assets and systems is important for every organization—especially for school districts, where student and staff data is particularly sensitive. Unfortunately, the sensitive nature of school data is one of the core reasons that districts are regularly targeted by cyber-criminals.
In our most recent article, we explored the ways on which blockchain can be utilized to prevent potential cyber-fraud and decrease the probability for breaches. As a decentralized, user-controlled electronic ledger, blockchain is constructed on a foundation of offering advanced security and trust. By employing cryptography, blockchain transactions and trading are recorded publicly, linked and time-stamped to the previous block.