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Involta Blog

What is password spraying?

In recent news, password-spraying attack methods are on the rise due to Iranian hackers that go by the name of Magnallium. Although they are targeting electric utilities, oil and gas firms, and US infrastructure, any company in any industry could be impacted due to various intrusions caused by the attempts.

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Preparing Your Company for Potential Cyberattacks

In the last decade, the threat of cyberterrorism has continued to grow, ebbing and flowing in response to political climate shifts and reported data breaches at global companies, including Sony, Equifax, and Marriott.

Shortly after it was reported that Iranian general Qasem Soleimani had been killed in a U.S. airstrike, these reports cycled again, concerning the threat of cyberwarfare retaliation by the second largest country in the Middle East.

It is important to understand that security threats always exist, even without increased geopolitical tensions.  Sean Williams, Director of Security at Involta, shares ways to keep your business and sensitive information more secure.

  • Train your employees in cybersecurity principles.
  • Install, use, and regularly update antivirus and antispyware software on every computer used in your business.
  • Use a Next-Gen (advanced threat capabilities) firewall for your Internet connection and regularly review firewall rules.
  • Make sure IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection and Prevention) are enabled on the firewall.
  • Download and install software updates for your operating systems and applications as they become available.
  • Run vulnerability scans and patch and/or update vulnerable devices.
  • Monitor devices using a SIEM (Security Incident and Event Monitoring) tool.
  • Make backup copies of essential business data and information.
  • Control physical access to your computers and network components.
  • Secure your Wi-Fi networks. If you have a Wi-Fi network for your workplace, make sure it is secure and hidden.
  • Require individual user accounts for each employee, regularly change passwords and implement multi-factor authentication
  • Limit employee access to data and information based on business need, and limit the authority to install the software

It is often the basics that are overlooked in favor of more advanced security tools and techniques.  Without the fundamentals, it is extremely difficult to control overall security risk.

 

Download our white paper "9 Common Security Mistakes" to find out what you can do to avoid common mistakes.

For more information on the related Department of Homeland Security bulletin, visit their website.

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Involta Cares Event Promotes Healthy Lifestyles in the Duluth Community

Duluth, MN – Involta, LLC, an industry-leading hybrid IT, cloud computing and data center services company, hosted Involta Cares Day in Duluth on October 2, 2018. The event focused on promoting healthy habits for business and personal IT security, financial well-being and overall health. The event featured expert speakers on the various topics and provided local organizations the opportunity to come together, educate and network.

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Involta Cares Event Promotes Healthy Lifestyles in the Pittsburgh Community

Pittsburgh, PA – Involta, LLC, an industry-leading hybrid IT, cloud computing and data center services company, hosted Involta Cares in Pittsburgh on September 27, 2018. The event focused on promoting healthy habits for business and personal IT security, financial well-being and overall health. The event featured expert speakers on the various topics and provided local organizations the opportunity to come together, educate and network.

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Involta Hosts Involta Cares Event to Promote Healthy Lifestyles in the Community

Akron, Ohio – Involta, LLC, an industry-leading hybrid IT, cloud computing and data center services company, hosted Involta Cares in Akron on September 18, 2018. The event focused on promoting healthy habits for business and personal IT security, financial well-being and overall health. The event featured expert speakers on the various topics and provided local organizations the opportunity to come together, educate and network.

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