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Responding to Ransomware Series Part II : The (next) 4 Ransomware Trends You Were Hoping Never to See
Jul 22, 2021 | Lindsey Watts, Director of Solutions & Marketing

Responding to Ransomware Series Part II : The (next) 4 Ransomware Trends You Were Hoping Never to See

Our goal with this series is to give you a clear, updated picture of what’s happening on the front lines, so you can evaluate your current security strategies and ensure you are truly prepared. In last week’s installation, Part I of our Responding to Ransomware series, we interviewed Kerry McQuarrie to learn the first four (4) trends in ransomware: the corporatization of cybercartels, a decrease in home ransomware, the return of spearphishing, and RAT/RDP attacks. This week, we are diving into trends 5-8.

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Responding to Ransomware Series, Part I : 8 New Ransomware Trends You Need to Know About - An Interview with Kerry McQuarrie
Jul 15, 2021 | Lindsey Watts, Director of Solutions & Marketing

Responding to Ransomware Series, Part I : 8 New Ransomware Trends You Need to Know About - An Interview with Kerry McQuarrie

Cyber criminals are doubling their efforts to take advantage of our economic recovery. Kerry McQuarrie serves as Senior Incident Response Engineer at TRUE and is a 20 year veteran of enterprise IT and Security. She is a certified forensics investigator, and every day Kerry mitigates live versions of the attacks you read about in news headlines. This is an interview with Kerry, to get the details you need, straight off the front lines.

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Teamwork for the Win: A Technical Breakdown and Response to the Kaseya Attack
Jul 08, 2021 | Kerry McQuarrie, Senior Incident Response Engineer

Teamwork for the Win: A Technical Breakdown and Response to the Kaseya Attack

On Friday, July 2, the cybercartel REvil launched a supply chain attack on Kaseya VSA servers that reached scores of Managed IT Service Providers (MSPs), hundreds of their clients, and enterprise Kaseya users, spanning at least 17 countries. This week, our Senior Incident Response Engineer, Kerry McQuarrie, is giving you a breakdown of everything you need to know about the Kaseya attack.

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Teams Can Do All That? How to Up Your Video Conferencing Game
Jun 24, 2021 | Neil Wix, IT Engineer

Teams Can Do All That? How to Up Your Video Conferencing Game

The question most of us face when scheduling meetings now is not whether to meet in person or not, but which conferencing platform to use. Of all the options out there, Microsoft Teams is certainly one of the most preferred. In fact, if your organization uses Microsoft Office 365, you already have access to Microsoft Teams as part of your stack. Are you leveraging the app’s full potential, though? Teams has some tricks that can help you wring a bit more efficiency out of your meetings than you may have even realized was possible.

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Monitoring Your DNS Can Prevent Credential Theft and Brand Disasters
Jun 16, 2021 | Scott Williamson, VP of Information Services

Monitoring Your DNS Can Prevent Credential Theft and Brand Disasters

DNS attacks can result in massive profit loss. The fact is, your DNS is an attractive target to attackers, and you need ongoing assurance that it’s secure. We are going to explore several common types of DNS attacks, as well as what you can do to catch them. 

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Intune: Common Applications and Uses
Jun 10, 2021 | Tom Sherrill, IT Engineer

Intune: Common Applications and Uses

The reality most of us live with is that our end users need to use company software on personal devices, but you still need to manage, protect, and inventory all of that software and data. If your teams use Microsoft products to accomplish basic business tasks, and you would like to free them up to work from anywhere without compromising your management and security policies, you’ll want to take a look at Intune. Intune is Microsoft’s current solution for Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM).

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It’s 2021. Time to Simplify Your Security Tool Stack
Jun 03, 2021 | Paul Bryan, IT Engineer

It’s 2021. Time to Simplify Your Security Tool Stack

Many of us in IT and Cybersecurity have acknowledged that we may be in the middle of the most tenuous cybersecurity climate in recent history. Cyber threats are becoming a day-to-day struggle for businesses, and the trends are not improving. Many businesses are still struggling to address pandemic-related fallout. Meanwhile, cyber-attacks have been relentlessly destructive in a climate that was dire to begin with. What we are living through is a “perfect storm” on which bad actors are all too happy to capitalize. The pandemic has forced many companies to rapidly ramp up remote workforces, often before they were prepared to do so, creating additional inroads for attackers to exploit. The disastrous combination of increased vulnerabilities and eager cybercriminals seem to play out week after week.

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Close the Front Door: Planning & Enabling MFA
May 27, 2021 | Mike Giordano, IT Engineer

Close the Front Door: Planning & Enabling MFA

Usually when an organization is at the point of considering MFA, it is already too late. When we think of how MFA protects us, we need to look at this as a very simple and proactive solution where we back up our passwords with another layer of security. Unless someone has access to your MFA device, the password no longer matters, and they cannot proceed to the account. Plus, an additional benefit is that the device will alert you of the request for access.

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HIPAA Versus 2021: Patients’ Rights in Track and Trace Applications
May 20, 2021 | Jenna Waters, Security Analyst

HIPAA Versus 2021: Patients’ Rights in Track and Trace Applications

In the age of Covid-19, technology developers and healthcare providers are working together to find solutions. This kind of partnership is not new, it is not surprising that public health experts are looking to technologies and applications now to help solve Covid-related issues, collecting and leveraging diagnosis data to inform individual and community strategies. This could be an important step in addressing the ongoing pandemic, but also raises longer term questions about patient rights and the adequacy of language in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to address new scenarios created by rapidly developing technology.

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The Seven Stages of Cybersecurity Grief
May 13, 2021 | Jerald Dawkins, PhD, TRUE Co-founder

The Seven Stages of Cybersecurity Grief

Encouraging advice for recognizing where you are and continuing your progress on your path to cybersecurity maturity.

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