Last Month in Cyber – Issue 39

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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.

The Board of Directors within corporations has a key role to play in ensuring that the organization is adequately managing and mitigating the risk associated cyber threats. Members do not need to be technical experts, but they do need to have a basic understanding of cyber security to make informed decisions and discuss issues with the leadership team. The Board Toolkit recently published by the UK National Cyber Security Centre provides a set of questions designed to help board members understand the current state of the organization’s cyber security posture, as well as to identify any areas that may require further attention. This toolkit can provide a valuable starting point for internal discussions, which can help to promote a more proactive and collaborative approach to cyber security within the organization.

The MARS Suite team will be attending the upcoming industry events below. Please review our availability and schedule a time to meet with us at these venues!

Stakeholders in the healthcare sector are taking note of the new policy by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding guidelines for the cybersecurity of medical devices, which have long been a source of risk for healthcare organizations and patients. The FDA has made multiple attempts over the last decade to address the vulnerability of such devices as insulin pumps and heart monitors to hacking. With more medical devices shifting to wireless, internet, or through a network connection, it’s become increasingly important to have effective cybersecurity measures in place.

When addressing audit findings, it is crucial for organizations to act fast and resolve issues quickly. It is not only essential for regulatory compliance and risk management but also for maintaining the organization’s reputation and strategic position in the marketplace. Learn more about best practices to remediate finding quickly.

We are happy to announce the upcoming release of MARS Suite 2.0. Please reach out to schedule a call with our team to hear about our beta test program and the exciting enhancements within the latest release. During this discussion, ask about our new rebate program that can help fund your cybersecurity program!

The recent supply chain attack on 3CX, a provider of business communication solutions, allowed attackers access to 3CX’s systems for several months before the breach was detected. 3CX’s VoIP IPBX software is utilized by more than 600,000 companies globally, including several major brands. The incident was brought to light on March 22nd, when multiple major cybersecurity companies flagged 3CXDesktopApp for displaying malicious behavior, potentially from a North Korean state-sponsored threat actor. This led to many 3CX customers downloading a version of the app containing malware.

Contact MARS Suite today and learn how our security and compliance as a service bundles can enhance or accelerate your cybersecurity program and posture.

For organizations maintaining compliance around evolving regulatory environments, it is crucial to prioritize risk management and avoid becoming complacent towards potential risks across all regulatory challenge areas. Sophisticated cyberattacks are driving the development of regulatory requirements to enforce higher standards around safeguards, controls, and accountability which, in turn, helps organizations comply with the law, protect stakeholders, mitigate risk, and enhance reputations.

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