Cyber Security

Kaseya VSA Breach

What Happened in the Kaseya Breach?

By The SWAT Bot / July 12, 2021

Kaseya VSA is an RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management) product used by managed service providers worldwide.  Hackers were able to exploit a vulnerability and infect thousands of machines around the world with ransomware. The effect of the breach, which began July 2, is not fully known but it is estimated to have impacted 50-60 Managed…

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cyber security breach reporting

3 Key Factors in Cyber Security Breach Reporting

By The SWAT Bot / July 8, 2021

The Seattle Times recently highlighted just how confusing it can be for companies trying to report a cyber security breach. As a managed service provider, we like to share the three key factors in cyber security breach reporting. 1. Location Start with the type of data impacted and the location of those impacted. You need…

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Phishing Prevention Tips

Need Phishing Prevention Tips? Download our 2021 Cheat Sheet

By The SWAT Bot / June 10, 2021

Email is one of today’s most commonly used communication tools in the workplace and beyond. With such easy access to your computer from your innocent inbox, cyber security is of great importance. That’s why its so important to stay up to date on the latest phishing prevention tips. How can you find a phishing email?…

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Manufacturing Cyber Security

Manufacturing Cyber Security Risks (& How to Protect Your Company)

By Steve Fawthrop / April 29, 2021

In manufacturing, cyber security is absolutely essential. You have more risks than other companies and those risks are to people in addition to profits. A cyber threat to your product is likely to impact not just product safety but also the safety of individuals who are working to produce your product. Often a single device…

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Long Term Remote Work, Hybrid Workplace

Managing the New Hybrid Workplace: Long-Term Remote Work Must Haves for Your Business

By Jason Hagens / April 22, 2021

Working from home (WFH)  became the norm this last year for many businesses and many companies will not go back to the pre-COVID workplace. Instead, a new hybrid workplace will become the norm, with some employees in the office, others working remotely and still others doing a mix of both.  However the new “office” environment …

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Microsoft exchange hack

Hack Puts Microsoft Exchange Servers at Risk: How To Protect Your Business

By David Blake / March 5, 2021

Do you use Microsoft Exchange Server? If it’s an on-premises server YOU ARE AT RISK! Microsoft announced the security vulnerability March 2, 2021 and companies in this situation need to immediately download patches and check for IOC’s (Indicators of Compromise). Since that announcement, the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Emergency Directive 21-02 requiring…

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Solarwinds Cyber Attack

SolarWinds Cyber Attack: 2021 Implications For Your Business

By David Blake / February 4, 2021

The SolarWinds Orion Cyber Attack in December successfully infiltrated more than 250 networks including private companies and government agencies with a trojanized Orion update. The attack was discovered by FireEye, a cyber security company, as it was honing its own security systems.  What Exactly Is Orion?  SolarWinds Orion is a platform building product that is…

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Microsoft MFA Warning

The Microsoft MFA Warning: What It Means for Multi-Factor Authentication

By The SWAT Bot / January 21, 2021

The Microsoft MFA warning issued recently was accurate and necessary, but it also left people a bit confused about multi-factor authentication. Here’s the bottom line, from our cyber security experts. When you log in to an account, you need to prove that you are you. Signing in with a username and password shows this because…

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Ransomware Attack Response

What to do When Hit with a Ransomware Attack: Get The Checklist

By Jason Hagens / December 31, 2020

As a managed IT and cyber security provider, SWAT Systems regularly trains teams in what to do during a ransomware attack and, just as importantly, how to prevent them. Ransomware is just what it’s name implies: the criminal will demand payment and may also threaten to corrupt all your data/publish it, block it or use some…

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Phishing Prevention Cheat Sheet

DO and DON’T and NEVER: Phishing Prevention Cheat Sheet

By David Blake / December 21, 2020

As a TotalCare client, part of your managed IT services is ongoing cyber security training for your employees. Here we’re sharing a few dos and don’ts that will keep you and your team from falling for most phishing attacks. People are your businesses top assets — and your biggest security risk. That’s because cyber criminals…

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