Finance Industry victims of Cryptojacking

Posted by Joe Moline on Aug 1, 2022 8:32:29 PM

If the amount of new Crypto currencies and the up and down nature of their value isn't dizzying enough to financial institutions, they now have a new worry concerning the world of crypto.  According to the recently released '2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report' the finance industry is now often a target for cryptojacking with the financial firms rarely even aware.  

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Topics: Cyber Security, Penetration Testing, Security Breach, cyberattack, cyberinsurance, ransomware

Cyber Advisors Security Updates June 2022

Posted by Rob on Jun 21, 2022 2:06:39 PM

The June 2022 Microsoft Patch Tuesday consists of 55 vulnerabilities with (3) classified as 'Critical' and the rest marked as 'Important'. Breakout of types are below:

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Topics: Patch Tuesday

Giving Back to our Youth - Wayzata Schools Compass Program

Posted by Paul Beasley on Jun 9, 2022 12:56:32 PM

Wayzata High School (Wayzata, MN) has a unique "Compass" program that students can apply to for specialized, profession-based learning opportunities. Their Cybersecurity and Applied Mathematics coursework gives students real-world experience and helps prepare them for careers in the cybersecurity and business fields. Cyber Advisors has partnered with this program for five years and hosts a Compass project team project annually. Our CISO, Paul Beasley, leads the assigned team through the project from start to finish.

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Topics: Blindspot, Security Breach, Leadership, SOC 2 Certification, Online Safety, Threat Assessment

Why is SOC 2 Important?

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Jun 3, 2022 10:14:20 AM

SOC 2 (System and Organization Controls for Service Organizations) is important on many different levels.  Cyber Advisors received its SOC 2 Type 1 certification in 2021.  In early 2022, Cyber Advisors executed on our SOC 2 Type 2.  This audit was successful, and Cyber Advisors received compliance in Q2 2022.

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Topics: Intel security threat, digital blind spot, compliance, Security Breach, SOC 2 Certification

Be Wary with Cyber Insurance

Posted by Dan Sanderson on May 20, 2022 9:37:44 AM

In the battered security landscape, companies are doing all they can to transfer risk out of their organizations.  One of the most common methods to transfer this risk is to acquire cyber Insurance.  Since the 90's .com bubble, cyber Insurance has taken on many forms.  Let's dive into the insurance topic in detail. 

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Topics: security, insurance, cyberinsurance

Cyber Advisors Security Updates May 2022

Posted by Dan Sanderson on May 12, 2022 12:36:42 PM

This month is another important month for Microsoft Patch Tuesday and subscribers of our Cyber Thursday blog, with 75 vulnerabilities reported, 8 of which are considered “Critical” (RCE or LPE) vulnerabilities.

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Topics: security, Microsoft, MSP

Two Great Takes on Tarrask

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Apr 15, 2022 11:46:52 AM

The Chinese-backed Hafnium hacking group has been linked to a piece of a new malware that's used to maintain persistence on compromised Windows environments. Check out two great takes on Tarrask: here and here.

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Topics: security, Microsoft, MSP

Cyber Advisors Security Updates April 2022

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Apr 15, 2022 10:51:56 AM

Tune in as our team of security experts dive into critical information you need to know. We're unpacking critical vulnerabilities, recapping Microsoft patch Tuesday, highlighting zero-days and other patch information, and much more. 

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Topics: security, Microsoft, MSP

Cyber Advisors Recognized on CRN’s 2022 Tech Elite 250 List and MSP 500 List

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Mar 21, 2022 10:24:05 AM

Cyber Advisors, a trusted advisor for IT solutions, is proud to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Cyber Advisors on its 2022 Tech Elite 250 list. Cyber Advisors is also named on the Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2022.

The Tech Elite 250 list recognizes solution providers across the U.S. and Canada that have earned the highest level of technical certifications from leading technology suppliers. Companies chosen for the Tech Elite 250 list have distinguished themselves as dedicated and passionate solution providers willing to go above and beyond for their customers by ensuring they have the training and technical know-how necessary to provide expert-level service.

The CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies the leading service providers in North America whose forward-thinking approaches to managed services are changing the landscape of the IT channel, helping end users increase efficiency and simplify IT solutions, while maximizing their return on investment.

Cyber Advisors is extremely proud of this accomplishment and has continued to invest in our organization, talent and security to better serve our valued customers. 

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Topics: Managed Services, security, Managed IT, MSP, CRN, Tech Elite 250

Cyber Thursday: Cyber Advisors Security Updates March

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Mar 10, 2022 8:42:06 AM

The conflict in Eastern Europe has global implications, including with respect to global cyber security.  The concepts of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and foreign threat actors have taken on a very real and current meaning and will continue to impact the world in various ways for years to come. From a purely cyber security perspective, the most important takeaway: We recommend staying focused on fundamentals of Information Security such as following Change Management, patching systems, Security Training & Awareness, having a solid Passphrase (Password) policy, and implementing two-factor authentication -- it is critical to stick to the fundamentals of Information Security. If there was ever a day to start securing your network, today is that day. 

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Topics: security, Microsoft, MSP

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