Last Month in Cyber – Issue 36

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We keep an eye on what’s happening in the cybersecurity world so you don’t have to. Here’s a recap of what we considered the highlights from last month.

A “new normal” appears to be emerging in cybersecurity: 1) Ransomware is pervasive, the attacks and carnage are not slowing down, and will continue to impact organizations across all industries globally. 2) Supply Chain and 3rd Party vulnerabilities continue to be attacked and exploited by cyber criminals, hacktivists and nation states. 3) Attacks and breaches of commercial software, IoT, open source software, and software development hosting providers are commonplace, reinforcing the need for continuous scanning and testing, vulnerability management programs, and stricter review and evaluation of vendor technologies that are being deployed in enterprises and on commercial devices.

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While this announcement might be shocking to some, it is a daily reality for many who are responsible for building and operating cybersecurity and risk programs. Greater collaboration between industry and government is needed to address the growing tsunami of cyber-attacks and vulnerabilities that organizations are dealing with globally.

Contact MARS Suite today and learn more about our continuous vulnerability and cyber threat scanning, detection, alerting, and incident response capabilities that defend and protect your organization, employees, and mission critical systems.

The FBI has issued warnings about cybercriminals tampering with QR codes to steal users’ login and financial information. After scanning a QR code, victims can be directed to a website disguised as legitimate but that gathers identity information and inserts digital infections.

Ransomware attacks on schools and data breaches within K-12 institutions and Universities continues to grow. Hundreds of attacks and breaches have been reported and tracked over the last 5 years as the educational sectors continues to get owned by Ransomware. These attacks and breaches represent billions in damages within the education industry and many of these attacks could have been prevented with proper scanning, testing, monitoring and MDR/EDR/Back Up and Recovery technologies.

Five Guys, Woothworths, 7-Eleven, Sobeys all reported data breaches and attacks over the last few months. Specialty Retail, Restaurant, Grocery, Auto-Dealers, Healthcare providers, and other consumer-oriented establishments continue to be targets for cyber-criminals and hackers. While these organizations must adhere to PCI, HIPAA, FTC Safeguards or Data Privacy regulations and laws, many are still struggling to defend and protect their systems and consumer data.

The next version of MARS Suite is currently being beta tested and will be ready for release soon! As part of the new platform launch, we are rolling out new rebate and incentive programs that can be used to fund your cyber and compliance programs. Contact MARS Suite today to learn more!

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