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Is the biggest cybersecurity threat inside your office?

The answer is yes. Here’s why – and specific steps to mitigate the threats.
The truth is that, despite dramatic plot-lines in movies and news stories, the most common cybersecurity threat isn’t from shadowy, skilled hackers, but from all-too-human mistakes and weakness within your organization. 

How to Defend an MSP Against Cyberattack

CISA (The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) is warning organizations that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could include malicious cyber activity against the U.S. and stated that “evolving intelligence indicates that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks.”

SaaS Applications: the hidden threat in plain sight

Cryptocurrency holdings targeted by HubSpot hackers On March 18, 2022, HubSpot discovered that a bad actor, using a compromised HubSpot employee account, breached almost 30 portals of its clients. The attack seems to have been targeted at HubSpot customers in the cryptocurrency industry.  The companies affected by the breach have said their operations were not affected and they have […]

What the NetD, Verizon, and Cyentia Reports tell us about the present and future state of cyber threats and cyber insurance

The past year has been overwhelming in many ways, but cyber threats really took off and became a primary concern for all businesses, no matter the size. The 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) summarizes four key paths, all of which pervasive and should be a focus for organizations: Credentials, Phishing, Exploiting vulnerabilities, and Botnets. […]

Cyber Insurance- War Exclusions?

In today’s digital age, war also means cyber-war.  Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely to result in a multitude of cyber-attacks and many cyber coverage battles. Email attacks from Russia are already on a surge and carriers are carefully looking over their coverage and preparing for this cyber-war. “War exclusion” or “hostile act exclusion” generally […]

Ukraine is Changing the way we need to think about Cybersecurity.

CISA (The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) is warning organizations that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could include malicious cyber activity against the U.S. and stated that “evolving intelligence indicates that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks”.  CISA asks that organizations report any malicious cyber activity. Additionally, during this time, every organization should adopt […]

Insurance Market looking to Restrict Cyber Coverage

As cyber losses increase and negatively impact insurance carriers and their loss ratio, Lloyd’s of London is proposing to exclude certain coverage from their cyber-insurance policies. The company stated that it will no longer cover any losses that result from “cyber -war”. Cyber-war is a cyber-operation that disrupts the activity of a state or organization. […]

Is the IKEA hack a Wake-Up Call for MSPs?

As some of you may have heard, IKEA recently experienced an alleged supply chain phishing attack, BleepingComputer reports. This attack targeted internal mailboxes and there are suspicious emails being sent from compromised IKEA organizations and partners. Supply chain phishing attacks can be extremely harmful to an organization’s reputation and credibility because the suspicious emails come from […]

Opportunities to Increase Sales through Cyber Insurance

CISA (The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) is warning organizations that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could include malicious cyber activity against the U.S. and stated that “evolving intelligence indicates that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks.”