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Cryptomining Attacks: The Silent Killer? 

Toward the end of December 2017, we saw a sharp decline in the number of ransomware variants being produced by cybercriminals. At the same time there was a massive spike in cryptomining attacks.  Read More … [Read more...]

4 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

As 2019 approaches and budgets and plans get finalized, I like to take stock of what cybersecurity trends may emerge in the coming year. Cybercriminals constantly evolve—as does technology—so it’s important to periodically take stock of the current threat and security landscape. Today, I want to emphasize four predictions for the coming year.  Experts will emphasize users and risk Read More … [Read more...]

Don’t Let Nefarious Chinese Threat Actors Ruin Your Holiday

This holiday season, it’s more important than ever to remember your cyberhygiene basics to help keep the bad guys out. Read More … [Read more...]

Making Sense of Cyberthreat Intelligence

Businesses have to step up their cybersecurity game if they want to fend off the bad guys. New attacks emerge every day. … [Read more...]

New DDoS Botnet Chalubo Reminder: Cyberhygiene Matters

Care to dance? Chalubo (aka ChaCha-Lua-bot), a new Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) botnet discovered by SophosLabs is in the wild targeting a large global subset of Linux servers. Specifically, Chalubo is attacking poorly secured Linux servers running SSH (Secure Shell) for remote administration. This has generated a lot of press interest because SSH servers also manage many IoT devices. But … [Read more...]

Cyberhygiene—The Fundamental Cornerstone of Good Security

"Despite what you might believe, the majority of cyber attacks are not zero-day attacks. They are attacks against misconfigured systems or applications. This is happening every day. The harsh reality is that systems that use default passwords, aren’t patched, or are misconfigured, get compromised quickly. Good 'cyberhygiene' is the most effective method to prevent most of these attacks," says Tim … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Improved Cybersecurity—Find Allies in the Fight Against Cybercriminals 

One of the key messages we need to get across to people when it comes to tackling cybersecurity is, “don't try to do everything on your own.” You're not on an island. There are a lot of different materials, companies, and people out there that can help you and educate you. So no matter what you are trying to do, you will always be able to find allies.  At SolarWinds MSP, we utilize and … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Improved Cybersecurity—Using Security to Open Doors for Your Business 

People often think of security as an insurance policy—something you have to have, like locks on your doors, fire and flood insurance, and business insurance. While these are all true, there are opportunities to think of security as a business enabler, something that can help you open additional doors for your business and stand out from your competition. Whenever I can find these for my customers, … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Improved Cybersecurity—Building a Culture of Security

People are both your weakest link and your best defense in the fight against cybercrime, so it's important they understand what is appropriate in their environment. From a cybersecurity perspective, companies want their staff to question what is going on and have a cautious mindset—and that means being cautious at home as well as in the workplace. Read More … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Cybersecurity—Boost Your Security Know-How

One constant with security is that it is always changing—we see new models, methods, and activities every year. So, as a security professional, if you don't enjoy change, you’re probably in the wrong job.  Read More … [Read more...]