As Russian military forces escalate attacks in Ukraine, the United States is bracing for another kind of invasion closer to home… cyber-attacks! The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has increased monitoring of cyber-attacks targeting businesses and is warning that “the nation should prepare for an uptrend in ransomware.”
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, BUT the holidays have now become the most “hackable time of the year.” It remains to be seen whether Christmas weekend will see a high-profile security meltdown as well, but one thing is clear… Hackers love holidays!
Regular, everyday human error is what poses the most dangerous threat to your company’s cybersecurity. Don’t believe me? Well then, let’s take a quick look.
An entire day to make sure that your feline friends aren’t spewing wet clumps of hair on to the floor seems like a waste of time, but do you know what isn’t? An entire month dedicated to cybersecurity. Now that’s a topic worthy of a holiday!
Over the past several days, Microsoft released updated scripts to check the security status of Exchange servers. In addition to checking for vulnerabilities associated with the recent 0-day exploits, these scripts scan Exchange log files looking for indicators of compromise (IOCs). If you manage a Microsoft Exchange server and haven’t already tested…. please do ASAP!