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

Cyber Advisors SOC 2 Certification

Posted by Shane Vinup on Feb 11, 2021 2:26:54 PM

Cyber Advisors is proud to announce that we have achieved our SOC 2 certification. Cyber Advisors has always taken our security seriously, but we felt that it was vital that this be validated by an outside organization. Cyber Advisors provides managed services, project services (including robust security services) and an extensive list of hardware, software and cloud solutions to our clients. As a managed service provider (MSP), we are sought out to help entities create and maintain a strong security posture - we don't want to introduce more risk to our clients' environments.

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Topics: security, SOC 2, vCISO, SOC 2 Certification

Virtual Meeting Etiquette

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Jan 28, 2021 1:11:13 PM

In the past year, many companies have focused much of their efforts to make remote working a reality. Often times, we are asked to assist our customers with strategies pertaining to making WFH more efficient, secure, comfortable, and pleasant. Most of our customers tell us that half of their day or more can consist of Teams, Zoom, or other methods of virtually meeting face to face. When virtual meetings become your primary in-person meeting method, it is very important to make lasting impressions with applying some virtual meeting etiquette. Below are some of the standards that we see many customers put in place.

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Topics: WFH, Virtual, Remote workplace

SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) – Creating Efficiencies at your Secure Edge

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Dec 1, 2020 2:15:41 PM

In the world of next generation and emerging technology, Edge networking is unquestionably a hot topic. With 70% of the worlds data created at a network edge, IT professionals are challenged with what platforms of technology are needing to be implemented on your network edge or branch locations.

Not only do we have to think about branches. What about a farmer sending GPS data to the cloud for more accurate planting and fertilization? The Edge is among us, and let the challenges of securing and delivering maximum WAN performance at the edge is key. SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) is the latest platform in delivering a secure edge.

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Topics: Secure Access, SD-WAN, SASE, Fortinet

Microsoft, TikTok, and My Idea for a Secure Login

Posted by Joe Moline on Aug 10, 2020 1:38:58 PM

Microsoft perhaps buying TikTok is all over the news currently.  I am by no means willing to weigh in on how politics has surrounded this potential transaction and I am probably not the one in our organization to discuss the security implications of having TikTok on your phone.  

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Topics: Off Topic/Fun

Star Tribune's 2020 National Standard Top Workplaces

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Jun 29, 2020 8:39:22 AM

2020 National Standard Top Workplaces

Cyber Advisors has been named a 2020 National Standard Top Workplace by the Star Tribune!

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Topics: Top Workplaces, Star Tribune

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