Defend Your SMB Against Brute-Force Attacks: 8 Essential Strategies

February 29, 2024

In the past few months, the security operations team of Systems Engineering has detected a significant increase in unauthorized attempts to access devices via remote networks among our monitored client base. This type of intrusion is commonly referred to as a brute-force attack. In a brute-force attack, threat actors relentlessly try different combinations of usernames and passwords until they successfully guess the correct credentials. 

Organizations must understand the significance of safeguarding their systems and data against cyber attacks. It is essential to take proactive measures to prevent threat actors from gaining unauthorized network access. Here are 8 actionable steps to help protect against such attacks.

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Technology Trends Every SMB Must Know About in 2024

February 08, 2024

How is your organization navigating the challenges and opportunities of the evolving technological and cybersecurity landscape? When considering the rising cyber insurance costs, third-party vendor risks, and increasing cyber threats, small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) must

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How to become a Cyber-Resilient Organization

January 31, 2024

Proactively defending against cyberattacks and incidents within your organization is the main goal of any good cybersecurity strategy. But what happens WHEN, not IF, your company experiences a cyber incident?

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CMMC Proposed Rule is Here: What You Need to Know

January 23, 2024

On Tuesday, December 26, 2023, the Department of Defense published the proposed rules for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, which is now open for a 60-day comment period, ending February 26, 2024.

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Cybersecurity, Compliance

Shadow IT-The Silent Threat to Cybersecurity

November 09, 2023

From the desk of Stephen Foley, Security Manager...

In today's digital landscape, cloud services have become an integral part of our daily routines. Whether it's downloading productivity apps or utilizing cloud storage solutions, these practices are second nature to us. However, in the realm of remote work, the convenience of downloading software tools often comes at a price – a potentially significant cybersecurity risk for your organization.

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Unveiling State and Local Government Strategies to Strengthen Cybersecurity Resilience

November 07, 2023

MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 7, 2023 — The digital landscape continues to evolve, and with it, cyberattacks on state and local governments have grown substantially. Recent statistics indicate that a staggering 75% of these institutions face near-constant attacks1, making it crucial for government leaders to defend their networks and citizens proactively.

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Cybersecurity, Announcements

Preparing and Budgeting for Cyber Insurance

November 01, 2023

Cyberattacks are on the rise. The Identity Theft Resource Center recently reported an annual all-time high in data compromises through the third quarter of this year1.  The increase in cyber incidents means cybercriminals are sure to continue plaguing businesses well into the future. Consequently, cyber insurance coverage is now critical for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) and is a key facet of any good defense strategy that prioritizes cyber resilience. Having this financial safety net in the event of a breach transfers a significant portion of the risk, ensuring you can cover the costs of recovery and remediation.

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Cybersecurity, IT Solutions & Support