Qlocker Ransomware

Posted by Kate Drankoff on May 25, 2021 10:23:27 AM

A new ransomware strain called "Qlocker" is targeting QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices as part of an ongoing campaign and encrypting files in password-protected 7zip archives. But it appears that “Qlocker” is not the only strain that's being used to encrypt NAS devices, what with threat actors deploying another ransomware named "eCh0raix" to lock sensitive data.

Check out more info on Qlocker Ransomware on our reference link, The Hacker News:

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Topics: security, cybersecurity, breach, Qlocker, cyberattack, randsomware

Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) Highlights

Posted by Kate Drankoff on May 25, 2021 10:17:19 AM

Verizon’s annual data breach investigation report (DBIR) released their report for 2021. A total of 29,207 quality incidents were reviewed, of which 5,258 were confirmed breaches.

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Topics: security, cybersecurity, verizon, DBIR

Differentiating Penetration Testing from Network Vulnerability Scanning

Posted by Kate Drankoff on May 25, 2021 9:12:02 AM

The importance of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning are frequently confused for the same service. Business owners often purchase one when they really need the other, but each are important on their respective levels. Our team of security experts are diving into the differences and how they should fit into your organization's security practices.

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Topics: security, cybersecurity, penetration, vulnerability scanning, pen testing

Joe's Links: Google Storage and Autonomous Driving

Posted by Joe Moline on May 18, 2021 3:57:58 PM

Many of you are likely iPhone owners, but do not sleep on this first article I am sharing, as it can benefit you as well. Google Photos has announced some changes to its allotment of free storage, which will force people who rely on Google to store their family videos, photos, and memories to think and be more proactive in the amount of data they are storing and uploading. A link to the article here explains that many Apple iPhone users do not realize that they too can benefit from Google’s commitment to 15GB of free storage for their customers.  Keeping up with how to properly and securely store family memories is turning out to be more challenging and requires a thoughtful approach to what works best for your family based on the type of phones that the family members use. 

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CMMC – What To Know

Posted by Shane Vinup on Apr 20, 2021 9:37:58 AM

The Department of Defense is implementing the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to regulate cybersecurity preparedness across the federal government’s defense industrial base (DIB). Below, we will review the CMMC certification, the DIB, CMMC levels, and how Cyber Advisors is available to prepare you for this critical certification.

Cyber Advisors is an approved Registered Provider Organization (RPO). The RPOs and RPs in the CMMC ecosystem provide advice, consulting, and recommendations to clients to help you navigate the CMMC. Cyber Advisors helps prepare our customers for CMMC readiness but does not conduct Certified CMMC assessments ourselves. Please find our profile below: https://cmmcab.org/marketplace/cyber-advisors-inc/

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Topics: cybersecurity, Department of Defense, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, CMMC, RPO

Recent Cisco Breach: Urging Customers to Replace Devices

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Apr 16, 2021 12:39:55 PM

Cisco Breach

Summary – A recent vulnerability (CVE-2021-1459) found in the web-based management interface of Cisco will have a large impact to small business routers. The vulnerability allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute code on an affected appliance.

Cisco will not have a plan to fix the critical vulnerability, and instead will urge customers to replace the devices. The affected devices are RV110W VPN firewall and Small Business RV130, RV130W, and RV215W routers.

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Topics: Security Breach, cybersecurity, cisco

Recent Fortinet Breach

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Apr 16, 2021 8:02:29 AM

After a recent Fortinet breach, it is critical to understand the approach your organization needs to take to remediate. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to access critical information.

Fortinet Breach

Summary – European companies’ Fortinet VPN devices have been targeted in more recent attacks. In the most recent attacks, a production site was taken down. The attacks happened in the first quarter of 2021.

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Topics: Security Breach, cybersecurity

LinkedIn Breach

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Apr 16, 2021 7:50:58 AM

On April 6th, 2021, a reported 500+ million LinkedIn accounts were leaked online. The accounts include email addresses, phone numbers, and links to other social media profiles. Information found in LinkedIn can be used to build a profile for their future victims. With LinkedIn’s recent breach, and the other recent social media (e.g., Facebook 533 million profiles) breaches, it is important to utilize a unique password for each site you visit in order to minimize your complete data from being exposed in the dark web.

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Topics: Security Breach, cybersecurity, linkedin

Please Don’t Interrupt Me While I’m Interrupting

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Mar 30, 2021 1:48:04 PM

“Effective listening is more than simply avoiding the bad habit of interrupting others while they are speaking or finishing their sentences. It's being content to listen to the entire thought of someone rather than waiting impatiently for your chance to respond.”

~ Richard Carlson, Author of “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”, MacMilian Publishing Company

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Topics: Managed Services, security

Cyber Advisors recognized again as a 2021 CRN MSP 500 Provider

Posted by Shane Vinup on Feb 22, 2021 12:23:29 PM

Cyber Advisors has once again made the annual CRN MSP 500 list in 2021. CEO Shane Vinup states, “I am extremely proud of the Cyber Advisors team and we are delighted to be recognized by CRN as a top 500 provider in the country. I am also thrilled to be named to the Security 100 category again. We continue to invest in security for ourselves and our customers.” Cyber Advisors recently attained SOC 2 certification and have drastically expanded our security offerings over the last 3-5 years.

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Topics: MSP, CRN, MSP 500

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