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Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point

Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point

Information Security, IT Support
Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point A hacker group specializing in gaining and maintaining access to corporate networks has been observed selling access to compromised corporate networks to other threat actors on underground forums. This highlights the importance of securing access to your organization’s network. An actor assessed to be associated with the hacker group behind the malicious campaign called “Pioneer Kitten”, also known as “Parisite” and “Fox Kitten”, has begun selling access to compromised corporate networks on underground forums since late July of this year, this according to the recent report released by CrowdStrike Intelligence. Access to Corporate Networks COVID-19 has forced many companies to open access to their corporate networks to remote workers. This opening unleashed a Pandora’s box of new cyberthreats, especially…
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How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks

How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks

IT Support
How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is having a profound effect on the way Canadians work. The intentional shutdown of the economy as a result of the COVID-19 has resulted in an increased number of workers using remote access to work from home. 5 Million Canadians Worked from Home in April 2020 During the second week of April 2020, Statistics Canada reported that out of the 12 million Canadians who were employed and worked more than 50% of their usual hours, an estimated 5 millions of these worked most of their hours from home. In 2000, Statistics Canada only recorded 1.4 million Canadians who worked from home and this number increased to 1.7 million in 2008. Out of the 5 million Canadians who worked…
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Importance of Securing Edge Devices

Importance of Securing Edge Devices

Information Security, IT Support, News
Importance of Securing Edge Devices Over the last few years, devices deployed at the boundaries of interconnected networks, also known as edge devices, such as routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices have become the target of sophisticated malicious activity. Growing Threat to Edge Devices The discovery by researchers at Cisco Talos of the malicious software (malware) called “VPNFilter” highlighted the growing threat to edge devices. As of May 2018, researchers at Cisco Talos estimated that at least 500,000 home and office routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices in at least 54 countries were infected with the VPNFilter malware. The known devices affected by VPNFilter were Linksys, MikroTik, NETGEAR and TP-Link networking equipment in the small and home office (SOHO) space, as well as QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices. VPNFilter is…
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How to Secure Your Organization’s Network

How to Secure Your Organization’s Network

Information Security
How to Secure Your Organization’s Network Securing your organization’s network − devices connected to the internet − is imperative as being connected to the internet today increases the risk of cybersecurity issues. Many small businesses today leave their network unsecured as they believe that a) their business network is small enough for cyberattackers to bother, and b) devices right off the box are secure enough. “Most attacks are not personal in nature and can occur on any type of network − big or small, home or business,” the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)said. “If a network connects to the internet, it is inherently more vulnerable and susceptible to outside threats.” VPNFilter Malware One of the ways that your organization’s network may be vulnerable to outside threats is through…
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Tag: network security

Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point

Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point

Information Security, IT Support
Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point A hacker group specializing in gaining and maintaining access to corporate networks has been observed selling access to compromised corporate networks to other threat actors on underground forums. This highlights the importance of securing access to your organization’s network. An actor assessed to be associated with the hacker group behind the malicious campaign called “Pioneer Kitten”, also known as “Parisite” and “Fox Kitten”, has begun selling access to compromised corporate networks on underground forums since late July of this year, this according to the recent report released by CrowdStrike Intelligence. Access to Corporate Networks COVID-19 has forced many companies to open access to their corporate networks to remote workers. This opening unleashed a Pandora’s box of new cyberthreats, especially…
Read More
How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks

How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks

IT Support
How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is having a profound effect on the way Canadians work. The intentional shutdown of the economy as a result of the COVID-19 has resulted in an increased number of workers using remote access to work from home. 5 Million Canadians Worked from Home in April 2020 During the second week of April 2020, Statistics Canada reported that out of the 12 million Canadians who were employed and worked more than 50% of their usual hours, an estimated 5 millions of these worked most of their hours from home. In 2000, Statistics Canada only recorded 1.4 million Canadians who worked from home and this number increased to 1.7 million in 2008. Out of the 5 million Canadians who worked…
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Importance of Securing Edge Devices

Importance of Securing Edge Devices

Information Security, IT Support, News
Importance of Securing Edge Devices Over the last few years, devices deployed at the boundaries of interconnected networks, also known as edge devices, such as routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices have become the target of sophisticated malicious activity. Growing Threat to Edge Devices The discovery by researchers at Cisco Talos of the malicious software (malware) called “VPNFilter” highlighted the growing threat to edge devices. As of May 2018, researchers at Cisco Talos estimated that at least 500,000 home and office routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices in at least 54 countries were infected with the VPNFilter malware. The known devices affected by VPNFilter were Linksys, MikroTik, NETGEAR and TP-Link networking equipment in the small and home office (SOHO) space, as well as QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices. VPNFilter is…
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How to Secure Your Organization’s Network

How to Secure Your Organization’s Network

Information Security
How to Secure Your Organization’s Network Securing your organization’s network − devices connected to the internet − is imperative as being connected to the internet today increases the risk of cybersecurity issues. Many small businesses today leave their network unsecured as they believe that a) their business network is small enough for cyberattackers to bother, and b) devices right off the box are secure enough. “Most attacks are not personal in nature and can occur on any type of network − big or small, home or business,” the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)said. “If a network connects to the internet, it is inherently more vulnerable and susceptible to outside threats.” VPNFilter Malware One of the ways that your organization’s network may be vulnerable to outside threats is through…
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