Cybersecurity

Friday, 09 April 2021

Risk Report April 2021

Written by The Rehmann team

Microsoft Office 365 corporate users increasingly hacked by account takeovers A recent survey of over 1,000 security professionals working for mid- to large-sized corporations revealed that 71% of deployments experienced an average of seven account takeovers over the past year. Identity-based takeovers of legitimate user accounts are quickly replacing phishing as the most common mode of attack. Traditional defenses like multi-factor authentication have become less reliable. 58% of the survey security professionals see a widening gap between attackers and defenders, escalated by the continuing shift to the cloud and the rapid growth in remote work driven by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Published in Cybersecurity
Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Risk Report March 2021

Written by The Rehmann Team

Rehmann compiles Risk Report to help raise awareness of the risks you and your company could face — from fraud to cybercrime and more. We can help protect you against these threats. Crowdstrike’s latest report identifies heightened risks According to the Crowdstrike 2021 Global Threat Report, 2020 saw an escalation in both the number and scope of cyberattacks. Malicious actors honed new tactics and even formed alliances to help them penetrate targets more effectively...

Published in Cybersecurity
Tuesday, 08 December 2020

Deals and steals: Preventing hackers this holiday season

Written by Ken Zimmer

As online spending and sales begin to pop up across the country this holiday season, so too will cyber security threats. Businesses and individuals alike should err on the side of caution while season’s greetings are in the air and online shopping traffic is high.  The first line of defense against cybersecurity threats is knowledge. When paired with a right-sized security program, an understanding of how hackers may attempt to access your information can go a long way toward keeping your data protected...

Published in Cybersecurity
Monday, 02 November 2020

Risk Report November 2020

Written by Miranda Junga

Join us on Nov. 12, 2020 for our 7th annual Cybersecurity Conference  Hosted virtually for the first time, this historically in-person, Michigan-based event is an exciting opportunity for organizations throughout the state and beyond to learn best practices to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats.   Featuring a keynote presentation by veteran IT security thought leader Corey Nachreiner, chief technology officer for WatchGuard Technologies, Inc., this event gives attendees the chance to interact with a panel of professionals, participate in live Q&A sessions, and join a variety of business and technical track sessions on topics including: Navigating the 2020 Cyber Threat Landscape While Working from Home (Keynote) The Inclusion Journey: Addressing Culture to Support a Diverse Workforce (Panel) Boosting Your Organization's Cybersecurity Readiness The Future of the Purple Team 5 Predictions: How the Coronavirus Will Change the Future of Work Identity is the Perimeter, but Risk is the Gatekeeper New & Emerging Threats, the Changing Landscape of Threats, and How Hackers Adapt And so much more!..

Published in Cybersecurity
Monday, 26 October 2020

Making cybersecurity an asset in your business

Written by Jessica Dore, CISA

Cybersecurity is “mission critical” because of its profound effects across a business. In some industries, it means everything. And for C-level tech executives, cybersecurity can make or break a career. So, it’s surprising to see how many businesses aren’t prepared for attacks...

Published in Cybersecurity

More remote workers are prompting employers to critically consider cybersecurity protocols while keeping employees engaged and connected. From assessing remote capabilities and setting expectations, to implementing procedures and preventing cyber breaches, the following steps will help ensure remote workforce success moving forward. Assess your company’s remote work capabilities. For many companies, this shift to remote working happened almost overnight, leaving little time for adequate planning...

Published in Cybersecurity
Thursday, 23 July 2020

Keeping your organization safe from data exfiltration and other growing cybersecurity threats

Written by Mark Spaak, Director of Support Services

One law firm, eager to quickly switch to a remote workforce as the pandemic triggered stay-at-home orders and office shutdowns, pulled retired laptops and desktop computers from storage for employees to use. Another common response to teams no longer working onsite: allowing employees to connect to their desktops back in the office from home – exposing the system outside the firewall without using a VPN (Virtual Private Network).  In both scenarios, though understandable given the quick turnaround companies faced in keeping operations moving in the early days of COVID-19, put businesses at higher risk for cyberattacks. Without proper safeguards in place, an organization is being more reactive than proactive – leading to its information technology environment being at risk of significant compromise...

Published in Cybersecurity

As the coronavirus pandemic forces companies to re-tool operations and in many cases consider work-at-home protocols for the first time, cybersecurity becomes of utmost importance.  Establishing safe and secure access for your remote workforce can prove overwhelming – as leaders seeking optimal productivity and for team members, who are adjusting to this new workplace culture – but there are simple steps IT departments can take to ensure a smooth transition for everyone during this time. From assessing remote capabilities and setting expectations, to implementing procedures and preventing cyber breaches, here’s what you need to know to be successful moving forward. Inventory and assess your company’s remote work capabilities While 92% of businesses offer remote work, the opportunity has not been afforded to all employees equally...

Published in COVID-19, Cybersecurity

Legal experts are warning companies to beef up their cybersecurity defenses as COVID-19 presents new opportunities for fraudulent email, increased phishing and other risks related to the rise of employees working from home.   The law firm Debevoise published a checklist for firms to consider when preparing for possible disruptions and remote working due to COVID-19. In a NYU Law School blog published this week, the firm list the following cybersecurity considerations:   Phishing — Look out for coronavirus phishing scams. We have already seen fake CDC updates, IT alerts and software notices that attempt to obtain user credentials or install malware, so consider implementing coronavirus-specific phishing training or testing...

Published in COVID-19, Cybersecurity
Thursday, 26 March 2020

Stay Vigilant: Businesses Must Prepare Ahead for Cyber Attacks

Written by Ashley Pearson

The email looked legit, so an employee at a small Michigan manufacturer opened it and clicked on an attachment. That was a bad move. The email contained a ransomware attack by a hacker that quickly downloaded and installed a malicious software that encrypted the company’s servers and data, then demanded payment to release it. “They were essentially shut down, couldn’t function,” said Jessica Dore, a leader in the technology solutions group for CPA and consulting firm Rehmann LLC...

Published in Cybersecurity
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