What is proactive incident response?

What is proactive incident response?

Incident response as a term is reactive, so it’s no wonder that a proactive approach to incident response is a foreign concept to many clients and resellers that we work with.  Let’s look at a few common scenarios to understand why proactive incident...
Modern Cyber Security – The Cart before the Horse Syndrome

Modern Cyber Security – The Cart before the Horse Syndrome

Ah the rise of the cybersecurity industry. So many tools, so many ‘silver bullets’. Don’t get me wrong this is not necessarily a bad thing. There are gaps and problems and tools are built to solve these problems and address these gaps. The issue is when a security...
Poorly Written Ransomware Still Infects Unpatched Systems

Poorly Written Ransomware Still Infects Unpatched Systems

WannaCry malware hit the news in 2017 when reports of the damaging attack spread through more than 150 countries.  The National Health Service in the UK, and FedEx where two of the worst hit organizations, but countless others, including small business, schools, and...
Why you should frustrate your pen testers

Why you should frustrate your pen testers

The third or fourth step in any breach (depending on who you talk to) is that an attacker must ‘gain authority’. Think of it like a bank; if the criminal breaks into the vestibule they have little or nothing to steal, they have to get from the vestibule to the main...
Are your Application Programing Interfaces (API) Secured?

Are your Application Programing Interfaces (API) Secured?

Today we delve into the world of Application Programing Interface or “API” security. These interfaces are typically used to share information between applications, such as a CRM like Salesforce and mobile applications that your sales team may want to use....
Protection from Ransomware

Protection from Ransomware

Ransomware or other malicious software that destroys or prevents access to files is wreaking havoc on small business, local governments, education, and even larger enterprises.  The estimated damages from ransomware attacks are expected to exceed $11.5 billion this...