It’s our job at Saepio to understand the latest tactics of miscreants in the cyber world and deliver appropriate protection to our customers. Presently, the most successful widespread and targeted attacks involve intelligent exploits to deliver malware often in the form of ransomware payloads.
Statistics show that 50% of organisations have experienced an infection and in 40% of cases the ransom is paid. It’s a profitable industry, therefore booming. Saepio offer objective advice and effective solutions to combat these threats. Preventing Ransomware is a good example.
Read more in our Ransomware Protection Guide.
We’re often asked ‘why would a cybercriminal target our business?’. The reality is every organisation has something a threat actor can benefit from, so the more relevant question is, ‘how easy would it be for a cybercriminal to target our business?’.
Like many situations in life, cybercriminals tend to take the path of least resistance and pick the low hanging fruit. Any business that displays public facing technical vulnerabilities will be their first port of call. By using readily available scanning and reconnaissance tools to scope the security health of websites, applications, wireless networks, firewalls, etc, they will focus on weakness. In fact according to Forrester, 41% of successful cyber breaches are down to a technical vulnerability being exploited.
Read more in our Vulnerability Management Guide.
Most IT departments are proud of their wall mounted LCDs displaying their network, monitoring performance and availability and alerting to issues. Conversely, most organisations are in the dark when it comes to security visibility.
• How do you detect breaches?
• How do you decide how severe an incident is?
• What level of urgency is assigned to each incident?
• What is the response?
• Should you report it to the authorities?
Security monitoring is a hot topic. It’s not ‘if, it’s ‘when’ you’ll face a cyber incident. Do what you can to Prevent, but get out of the dark with security monitoring to Detect incidents and Respond accordingly. If you want to take a proactive approach to security, Saepio’s solutions team encourage you to review Rapid7’s Insight suite of solutions for Vulnerability Management, Logging, Incident Detection & Response and Automation.
Read more in our Incident, Detection and Response Guide.