Posted on Jun 21, 2012
“Organizations need to move security awareness out of the classroom and into users’ minds and desktops,” says, Chris Hadnagy, a Professional Social Engineer. His words echo an IT service provider’s dream when considering the chaos and anxiety resulting from a security breach in an organization or business.
A typical example of this unnecessary breach occurs when a senior executive in a large corporation, who is unfamiliar with his company’s IT support team staff, sees an email from an individual in IT ordering him to reset his password or else he will lose access to the network. Following instructions without further inquiry, the executive then clicks on the link. Boom! Malware has been spread throughout the network! Fake emails, texts, and phone messages, such as the one experienced by the senior executive described above, that appear to be real and get by anti-spam software and website filters are known as social engineering attacks or phishing attacks.
Posted on Jun 15, 2012
Security is a bigger issue than you might think. It exposes our vulnerabilities and weaknesses and then you might be lucky if you don’t lose everything you have worked hard for. It’s hard to imagine that 1 million computers are hacked and exploited every day.
Whether you are an organization or business, it’s time to really wise up and make sure to secure your clients or employees with proper security infrastructure. IT support and IT services are there to minimize these occurrences but it is also wise to educate your employees on the vulnerabilities out there.
It’s shocking to see stats such as “90 percent of the world’s companies have suffered network breaches in the past year.” It’s real and it’s getting worse, therefore, it’s time to move your businesses in the right direction. IT security could not be more important than it is today. We have witnessed remarkable security breaches in 2012 and there seems to be no end in sight and no solution to counter every hacker or malware that is spread.
Posted on Dec 28, 2011
Did you know that thefts of electronic personal records more than doubled in the first three months of 2011? Breaches are rising therefore cost associated are also rising along with it. Moving towards the positive is that with the right security controls most IT security breaches are preventable.
Prevention can be an extreme challenge even for companies with deep pockets. Small businesses currently face many of the same risks as larger Enterprise companies, but without much of the security expertise their bigger counterparts possess. IT departments need to be up to par with the latest updates and breaches that attack their networks on a daily basis.
Small Businesses now compensate for this disadvantage with security technologies such as intrusion-detection and intrusion-prevention systems. The products of today have evolved and become sophisticated. Manufacturers have a proactive detection and prevention capabilities by adding features such as content inspection, which looks further into the packet header to spot problem traffic, including spam and phishing schemes.
Policies and procedures must be implemented for reporting for each kind of breach or breach attempt. This helps the insurer manage legal issues and provides the group with a plan to manage other challenges, such as statutory compliance reporting. Many large business have taken to use Third party vendors to manage these breaches due to the complexity and time consumption this task can take.
Find out how FedSolutions is here to provide those type of IT consulting needs.
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