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Cybersecurity: Up-To-Date Patching Is Critical
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added 13 new vulnerabilities to its list of security errors known to be exploited in December, including Apache Log4j and Fortinet FortiOS bugs. They advised that organizations apply the available patches for these bugs as soon as possible. CISA stated: “These types of vulnerabilities are a frequent attack vector for malicious cyber actors of all types and pose significant risk to the federal enterprise.” According to the Ponemon Institute, 57% of data breaches are attributed to poor patch management, and 74% of companies can’t patch fast enough because they don’t have enough staff (Service Now + Ponemon Institute Study.) This creates a serious gap in cybersecurity for an…
Network Security Industry Rocked By Log4J
If network security is something you are responsible for, you’ve probably heard about Log4j vulnerabilities by now. Since its disclosure on 12/9/2021, the flaw in the widely used internet logging framework has had corporations and government officials struggling to get ahead of a vast network security threat to computer networks around the world. What Is Log4J And Why Is It A Network Security Concern? Software developers utilize Log4j to document user activity and the behavior of applications. Because it is distributed for free by the Apache Software Foundation, Log4j is one of the most widely used frameworks for collecting information across computer networks, websites, and applications. A spokesperson for Apache has stated that the way…
Why Strong Network Security Kansas City Requires Reinforcing Your Human Firewall
Effective network security Kansas City is designed to protect your organization from financial and brand reputation losses due to security breaches. Research indicates that 95% of security breaches involve human error. This means that if you are not including security awareness training and phishing testing in your network security plan, you are effectively leaving the door open. Network Security Kansas City Depends On People Data breaches cost organizations millions of dollars every year. An awareness training program that addresses the network security mistakes that employees may make when using email and the web as well as in the physical world, such as improper document disposal is a modest investment by comparison.  Most organizations…
Network Security Kansas City New Service: Managed Security Awareness Training & Phishing Testing
RAVENii, your network security Kansas City resource, now offers Managed Security Awareness Training & Phishing Testing. A complete and comprehensive security program must include Security Training and Phishing Testing for your employees because most cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error. Network Security Kansas City Depends On Employees Your employees represent your business in all areas of data supervision, handling your sensitive client information and keeping your proprietary business intelligence safe. If your employees practice poor data management behaviors, it could cause a significant and costly security breach for your business. It is imperative that your employees understand that they are all targets and susceptible to…
Log Management Fundamentals
Log management is a critical component of network security that should never be overlooked. Learning the fundamentals will give you a better understanding of how important it really is and help you to choose the best tools for your organization. What Is A Log? A log is a file that your system produces automatically every time specific events occur. These log files record anything and everything that the application, server, OS, or network assigns importance to, and they are typically time-stamped. A log can document a variety of events like application errors, messages and transactions between users, files requested by users of a website, and backup records.  Types Of Log Files There are different types of log files. Some logs are kept for…
Log Management Is Critical To Network Security
Log management tools are a critical line of defense against network security breaches. A log file is automatically produced whenever certain events occur within your system. Basically, they record anything and everything that the application, server, OS, or network assigns importance to. A log can document a variety of events like application errors, messages and transactions between users, files requested by users of a website, and backup records. As you can imagine, that generates more data than a human IT staff is capable of analyzing and responding to effectively. That’s where log management solutions come in. What Is Log Management? Log management refers to all the processes and activities utilized to view and extract useful data from…
Network Security Kansas City: Benefits Of A Managed Security Service Provider
Do you have experts in network security Kansas City on staff? Do they receive continuous education and training? For most small businesses, keeping an experienced and up-to-date IT staff in-house is neither affordable nor accessible. A Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) like RAVENii offers a lot of benefits. The MSSP handles all of the network security functions that you can’t afford to implement on your own as a small business owner. This means your organization doesn’t need any additional hardware or staff, which translates to a number of big advantages over other options. Expertise and Skill While cybersecurity hardware and tools are available directly from suppliers, they will not provide you with expert advice about network…
Network Security Kansas City: At What Size Does A Network Need Security?
When you think of network security Kansas City, most people imagine that their small-to-medium sized business is relatively safe. The unfortunate truth is that while big businesses and government organizations may be the most lucrative targets, they’re also the most difficult. Cybercriminals love low-hanging fruit, and they optimize their strategies to take advantage of small businesses with a lot to lose and little protection. Would-be hackers tend to move on to easier targets when they encounter major obstacles, so even rudimentary network security Kansas City is better than nothing. But cybercriminals are constantly learning new techniques and changing tactics, so keeping your defense strategies current is critical. Cybersecurity…
Network Security: Protect Your Business From Zero-Day Vulnerability Attacks
In the world of network security, zero-day vulnerabilities are becoming increasingly common and catastrophic at an alarming rate. As we discussed in our last blog, “zero-day” means that you have zero days to fix a newly discovered software vulnerability for which no patch or update has been released before it is exploited. As we’ll cover in our final blog in this series, an incident response plan is critical to network security, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In this post, we will discuss how attackers most commonly infiltrate your network and how best to prevent an attack. How Network Security Gets Breached If you watched the recent ransomware segment on HBO’s This Week Tonight, you know how expansive the problem of…
RAVENii Network Security in The News
You may have seen RAVENii in the news recently, as several outlets have covered our new network security contract with the City of Joplin. After being hit with a ransomware attack over the summer, city officials realized they needed a comprehensive cybersecurity solution. Ransomware Is Rampant As the Joplin Globe noted, “84% of U.S. organizations and companies have reported phishing or ransomware security incidents in the last year, that the average ransomware payment climbed 82%, from $312,000 last year to $570,000 in the first half of 2021, and that ransomware costs could exceed a quarter of a trillion dollars — that’s trillion, with a “T,” as in (economic) terrorism — by 2031.” The ransomware attack on the City of Joplin occurred in July…
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