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Mar 17, 2022 BY DATAPRISE
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10 Cybersecurity Tips Every Employee Should Know

Click here to read 10 cybersecurity tips that employees should know and practice.
Information Security

5 Ways IT & Finance Can Collaborate

Collaboration is crucial in scaling your business. Read our latest blog on 5 ways that IT and Finance departments can collaborate.
IT Fundamentals

Strengthening the Human Firewall

What is your organization doing to combat security breaches caused by human error? Read our 5 questions your stakeholders should be asking.
Information Security

Three Keys To A Successful Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

76 percent of organizations had at least one ransomware attack last year. Read on about 3 keys to establishing a successful business continuity and disaster recovery plan.
Disaster Recovery

Technology Due Diligence in M&A: A Look at Pre-Acquisition & Post-Acquisition Priorities

Review the information to gather during the M&A due diligence process and evaluate both pre- and post-acquisition.
Information Security

5 Reasons Cybersecurity Insurance Alone Isn’t Enough

Cybersecurity insurance is a necessity for organizations of all sizes. Click here to learn more.
Information Security

10 Ways Inflation Will Impact IT

Hardware, services, talent acquisition, IT teams all over the country are feeling the inevitable squeeze of inflation. Click here to learn what IT spending trends say about the economy.
IT Consulting

Top Considerations That Drive Organizations to Look at Azure

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud solutions. Let’s explore 3 key considerations that are driving organizations today to look at Azure.
Cloud

Not Just Regular Stress

There are plenty of CIOs out there who are happy to let burned out employees give up and move on, but this is a dangerous game to play. Click here to learn how IT workers have been affected by burnout, how to spot the signs, and how to lend support.
IT Consulting

Verizon DBIR 2022: Which Attack Vectors Lead to Most Incidents?

Verizon has conducted its annual Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) every year since 2008. Read more to learn about the top attack vectors for incidents.
Security

Getting Started with Zero Trust: Implementation Considerations

Zero trust architecture is designed to meet the present and future security needs of today’s companies. Click here to look past the hype to the basics of the principle and how you can implement it.
Information Security

How vCIO Services Boost Business Success

A virtual CIO is an experienced, high-level professional that companies can utilize to strengthen IT strategies. Click here to learn about vCIO services.
vCIO

How CIOs Can Achieve Buy-In for Digital Transformation

These simple strategies will help you leverage your diplomatic skills and gain that crucial buy-in. Click here to learn more.
Managed Service Provider

Why Every Law Firm Should Use Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams for law firms may take some time to implement, but once you do, the benefits are noticeable and immediate.
Unified Communications

IT Process Automation: How to Reduce Human Error in Your IT Operations

How can businesses reduce human error in the workplace? This blog details the benefits of IT process automation.
Automation

The Benefits of IT Staff Augmentation

IT staff augmentation refers to supplementing your team with new employees who can pitch in when needed. Click here to learn more.
Managed Service Provider

How CIOs Should Manage Remote Employees

Successful remote strategies are about a leader’s ability to think differently about long-standing workplace traditions. Click here for our take on how CIOs can effectively manage remote employees.
Corporate Culture

Top Overused Tech Buzzwords

Click here for our picks for the ten most overused cybersecurity buzzwords.
Information Security

IoT Security Weaknesses

In many ways, the risks of IoT are innumerable. It pays to mitigate threats to an IoT network by paying more attention to your processes and systems.
Information Security

How Dark Web Leaked Data Can Turn Your World Upside Down

Are you prepared to deal with the Upside Down of the internet-- the dark web? Read our latest blog to learn how to protect yourself from cybercriminals trying to steal your sensitive information.
Information Security

The Most Valuable IT Certifications for 2022

Click here to learn about the best IT certifications for tech jobs according to Dataprise’s experts.
IT Fundamentals

2022 Cybersecurity Spending Trends

Click here to learn the details behind 2022’s cybersecurity spending trends and how you can better allocate your cybersecurity budget to help maximize your spending.
Information Security

Russia-Ukraine Cybersecurity Risks

In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Dataprise recommends all organizations adopt a heightened posture, especially those in a critical infrastructure sector. Click here to learn what steps to take.
Information Security

CMMC and CMMC 2.0 Explained

Learn more about what CMMC 2.0 means for government contractors and why it’s so important to get ahead of this certification.
Information Security

Never Trust, Always Verify: Why Your Organization Should Adopt ZTNA

Click here to learn why your organization should migrate to a Zero Trust Network Access model.
Information Security

IT Issues Companies Face in 2022

Prepare your organization for the top three IT challenges facing businesses this year. Click here to learn how to navigate these challenges successfully.
Managed Service Provider

The Growing Popularity of Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

Microsoft Azure is a massive cloud hosting platform with a wide range of benefits. Read our ultimate Microsoft Azure guide to learn more!
Cloud

Turn to Managed Service Providers for Your IT Needs

Partnering with an MSP allows for growth to match the pace of your business while making it a revenue generator. Click here for the benefits of IT outsourcing.
Managed Service Provider

Reduce Risk of Ransomware Attacks in 2022

Our experts have analyzed the trends and events surrounding the past 24 months and have come up with some top priorities for your organization to reduce your ransomware attack risk heading into 2022.
Information Security

Cyber Talent Shortage: Forget About Hiring Cybersecurity Talent

The cyber talent shortage will only get worse. Click here for strategies you can implement to bridge the talent gap.
Information Security

Online Holiday Scams to Avoid

If you want to avoid giving gifts to cybercriminals this year, it might take some extra savvy attention. Click here to learn about the most common scams to watch for and how to protect yourself.
Information Security

Combat a Ransomware Gang Like REvil

Governments are beginning to make headway against ransomware gangs. Click here to learn about how they’re fighting back.
Information Security

Ransomware Response Guide

In this comprehensive guide to preventing ransomware, you’ll learn about the genesis of ransomware, how it spreads, and what to do to protect yourself and your business.
Information Security

5 Actions to Improve Your Mobile Device and Endpoint Security

Click here to learn about five pointers to reinforce your organization's mobile device security and management.
Information Security

Data Needs from Different Types of Hackers

Click here to understand the psychology of the hacker: who they are, why they want your data, and how they are attacking you.
Information Security

Vendor Risk Management Explained: Plan for Action

Click here to learn about setting your organization up to take a tailored approach to vendor risk management.
IT Consulting

Apache Web Server Path Traversal Vulnerability: Dataprise Defense Digest

Apache has issued a patch that addresses a zero day vulnerability in its HTTP web server project.
Information Security

Cyber Attacks: Why the Food and Agriculture Sector Is Next

Ransomware targeting the food and agriculture industry is unfortunately on the rise, with restaurants, large producers, and tiny farms all at risk. Click here to learn what people in this sector can do to protect themselves.
Information Security

4 Burning Questions on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

In this day and age, disaster has many forms, so it pays to be prepared. Click here to get a summary of our recent Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery webinar as two vCIO experts break down four pressing questions related to business continuity needs and disaster mitigation.
IT Fundamentals

Cyber Hygiene Vulnerability Scanning: Avoiding Cyber Attacks

There are many cyber hygiene priorities and steps your organization can take to prevent cyberattacks on your business. Click here to learn what they are.
Information Security

Apple NSO Zero-Click Zero-Day: Dataprise Defense Digest

Citizen Lab discovered a zero-day zero-click exploit against Apple’s iMessage. Dubbed FORCEDENTRY, it’s a zero-day exploit that targets Apple’s image rendering library, and is effective against Apple iOS, MacOS and WatchOS devices. They’ve attributed the exploit to the Israeli cyber mercenary group, NSO Group, that is responsible for creating the Pegasus spyware used in numerous high profile exploitations of celebrity, politician, and world leader mobile devices.
Information Security

Trends Among Cyber Insurance Companies

A cyber insurance policy is a must for companies today, but not all policies are created equal. Click to learn about cybersecurity insurance exclusions.
Information Security

Microsoft MSHTML Remote Code Execution Vulnerability: Dataprise Defense Digest

A new vulnerability in MSHTML (Part of MS Office) is being actively exploited by malicious actors. This can enable malware execution through the MSHTML “web engine” functionality present in Office applications. The simplicity of opening a specially crafted MS Office document makes it ideal bait for phishing and spear-phishing attempts.
Information Security

User Credential Leak from 2019 Fortinet SSL-VPN Vulnerability: Dataprise Defense Digest

In 2019, FortiGate firewalls had a zero-day vulnerability that was exploited globally, allowing attackers to harvest user VPN credentials, usernames and passwords, remotely. This vulnerability has been addressed and patched by Fortinet in 2019, however, recently, a database of more than 87,000 FortiGate SSL VPN credentials harvested in 2019 has been leaked to the Internet. Researchers have noted that while some of the credentials will no longer work, there are some that still do.
Information Security

Building Zero Trust Security Architecture in the Hybrid Workplace

Zero Trust Architecture is an end-to-end security strategy that provides your business with the ability to protect your most important data because you control access to it. Click here to learn the reasons why an organization should get started with implementing a Zero Trust architecture, and how it can go about doing so.
Information Security

Google Chrome Vulnerability (CVE-2021-30563): Dataprise Defense Digest

Google has issued a warning regarding a serious vulnerability in their Chrome browser (affecting Windows, Mac, and Linux) that could potentially allow a malicious actor to take full control over a machine. Google urges users to update their browsers immediately. Currently it’s estimated that about 2 billion Chrome browser installs are vulnerable.
Information Security

T-Mobile & AT&T Breaches: Dataprise Defense Digest

Two of the biggest wireless carriers in the US have been breached, resulting in millions of records of customer information being stolen and sold on the dark web. Besides the latent threat of identity theft, the repercussions of how this data could be misused could be disastrous on both a personal and a corporate level.
Information Security

Zoom to the Top with IT Support for Law Firms

Workers are demanding the flexibility to structure their days as they see fit. Click to see how the right IT services for law firms can help you get ahead.
Managed Services

3 Cyberattack Vectors & 6 Layers of Cyber Defense for Credit Unions

The average cost of a cyberattack in the financial industry is between $4 – $6 million, making it a profitable matter of interest for hackers all over the world. Click to learn about how attacks on financial institutions work and what can be done to mitigate them.
Information Security

CEO Advice: How to Prevent Cyber Attacks & Prepare for the Future

What is your organizations' cyber recovery strategy and cyber risk threshold? Click to learn more about cyber risk and how to prepare for the next cyber-attack.
Information Security

Microsoft Windows Server Exploit (PetitPotam): Dataprise Defense Digest

On July 23rd, French researcher Gilles Lionel (aka Topotam) revealed a new exploit technique called “PetitPotam” that modifies a previously discovered exploit in the Windows Print Spooler to allow attackers to exploit vulnerable Windows Servers without the Microsoft Print System Remote Protocol (MS-RPRN) API.
Information Security

Continuous Monitoring Cybersecurity: Benefits for Midmarket Businesses

Considering the opportunities for criminals these days, in-house 24x7 cybersecurity monitoring is no longer just an option for midmarket businesses. In this blog we’ll look at the risks created by low cybersecurity visibility and why working with an MSP might be your best possible solution.
Information Security

Linux Sequoia Kernel LPE Vulnerability: Dataprise Defense Digest

In an advisory released by Redhat (informed by researchers at Qualys), a vulnerability in the Linux kernel file system that allows attackers to gain root privileges has been disclosed.
Information Security

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

On July 20nd, The Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute published a note on a vulnerability (VU#506989) affecting windows 10 issued a warning about a critical vulnerability affecting Windows 10 build 1809 and above which can grant non-administrative users access to SAM, SYSTEM and SECURITY files.
Information Security

Microsoft Print Spooler LPE Vulnerability: Dataprise Defense Digest

In an advisory released by Microsoft on July 15th 2021 via their website, a new vulnerability related to Print Spooler service has been disclosed.
Information Security

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Microsoft issued a warning about a critical .NET Core remote code execution vulnerability in PowerShell version 7. This is caused by the way text encoding is performed in .NET 5 and .NET Core.
Information Security

Hello Kitty Ransomware Attacks VMWare ESXI v.7.0: Dataprise Defense Digest

On July 17th 2021, a post was made to the website “Bleeping Computer” regarding a recent ransomware attack on VMWare ESXI version 7 servers. This ransomware group named “Hello Kitty” was responsible for the attack on the video game company “CD Projekt RED”, where they stole the source code for their games and uploaded them to their leak site.
Information Security

Preventing Remote Workforce Cybersecurity Threats for Hybrid Teams

With increased remote work comes a larger risk for cyber threats. Click to learn about protecting businesses with hybrid and remote workforce cybersecurity.
Information Security

Solarwinds Serv-U Zero-Day Vulnerability: Dataprise Defense Digest

In an advisory released by Solarwinds on July 9th 2021 via their website, they were notified by Microsoft about a critical security vulnerability that affects their Serv-U Managed File Transfer and Serv-U Secure FTP products. This vulnerability (CVE-2021-35211) allows Remote Code Execution (RCE) in the products mentioned above.
Information Security

Hybrid Collaboration & Analytics: Technology in the Hybrid Workforce

The past eighteen months have changed the workforce more drastically than ever. Click to learn about how the 'New Normal' for workplaces, and how organizations can prepare as this new paradigm takes place.
Business Intelligence

Kaseya Ransomware Attack Analysis: Dataprise Defense Digest

On July 2, 2021 Kaseya released an emergency communication via their website about a compromise of their VSA system being used to spread ransomware to client systems. Dataprise immediately shut down all on-premises Kaseya VSA servers and conducted a thorough investigation which determined that our VSA servers were not compromised.
Information Security

PrintNightmare Analysis: Dataprise Defense Digest

A serious Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability has been identified in the Print Spooler service in Windows Operating Systems. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability can allow an authenticated attacker to execute code and gain SYSTEM privileges. This vulnerability can be mitigated by stopping and disabling the Print Spooler service in Windows, especially Domain Controllers.
Information Security

Benefits of Unified Communications Platforms for Cloud Business Ops

Legacy on-premise communication systems like landline phones create obstacles, especially for businesses looking to streamline operations and address the needs of the modern workforce. Click here to learn about the advantages of a unified communication solution.
Telecommunications

Dataprise PROUDLY Supports These Incredible LGBTQ+ Organizations

At Dataprise we believe diversity makes us stronger and we are proud to be celebrating our LGBTQ+ Prisers throughout Pride Month (and beyond!). Click here to learn about six organization we’re supporting whose great work is critical to forward progress.
Corporate Culture

3 Ways Managed UCaaS Enables a Hybrid Workforce

As organizations begin planning the return to office, a key challenge many are facing is how to best support the new normal of a hybrid workforce. Click to learn about how a UCaaS solution offers efficient communication, collaboration, and mobility for hybrid workforces.
Telecommunications

Key Webinar Takeaways: Ransomware 2.0

Ransomware 2.0 is devastating businesses across all industries. This blog post breaks down the most common infection vectors and covers tips on remediation and post-incident communication.
Information Security

Mission-Driven Organizations: Optimize Your IT Budget

Does your mission-driven organization's IT services align with your budget? Click here to learn how to properly manage expenses for your organization.
IT Consulting

The 10 Weakest Links in Cyber Security: Top Cyber Security Issues

Closing security gaps is critical to keeping your environment safe. Click here to learn about 10 common cybersecurity weaknesses and how to address them.
Information Security

5 Controls to Manage an IT Service Transition

The transition from one IT service provider to another can be a challenge. Click to learn about five proven principles based on ITIL®’s methodology that will help your organization maximize success during an IT service transition.
Managed Service Provider

Internal IT Threats: How to Protect Your Business

When we think of modern IT cyber security threats, we often think of a distant hacker probing for security vulnerability gaps in our network, but we may not consider the threat down the hall or on the other side of a virtual meeting. Successful internal attacks are extremely damaging but implementing security best practices can help protect your environment.
IT Fundamentals

Healthcare IT Professional Services: 3 Steps to Improve Healthcare IT

Investing in patient care and an optimized healthcare environment calls for an investment in your technology. This blog addresses three steps you can take to gain insight into the essential technology functions that keep your organization running.
Managed Services

Key Webinar Takeaways: 4 Hidden IT Risks

In this blog we break down risks your organization may face due to aging IT infrastructures and provide actionable measures you can take to overcome them.
IT Fundamentals

Managed IT Services for Financial Institutions: 3 Areas to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Learn about how the right technologies can give your financial institution a significant advantage over your competition.
IT Fundamentals

Securing the Perimeter in a Remote Work World

Learn how to defend your systems and data using perimeter defense security in today's remote work environment.
Information Security

Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Benefits of IaaS Cloud Computing

The benefits of IaaS provide businesses on-demand virtual services such as networking, storage, and hardware. Click here to learn more in our blog.
Cloud

IT's the Job: Corey

IT's the Job employee profile: meet Corey, a Senior Service Desk Engineer.
Talent Acquisition