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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…
Network Security: Zero-Day Attacks
It is common knowledge that strong network security is critical to your business operations. The rise in cyber breaches makes it imperative to have a robust plan for network security and detection of zero-day attacks. A “zero-day attack” is a network security breach that exploits a newly discovered software vulnerability for which no patch or update has been released. “Zero-day” references the fact that you have 0 days to fix the vulnerability before it becomes a problem. Zero-Day Vulnerabilities And Exploits For a zero-day attack to occur, there must first be a zero-day vulnerability, or a software security flaw that the developer is aware of but does not have a patch or update to fix. These vulnerabilities may be caused by programming…
Cybersecurity Risk Factors And Prevention Of Ransomware Attacks
In this third and final part of our cybersecurity series on ransomware, we will discuss behaviors that impact your probability of being targeted. In Part 1, we talked about common entry points of ransomware through the human firewall such as phishing emails containing malicious attachments or through drive-by downloading. We also briefly covered how to protect your assets and minimize the damage. In Part 2, we discussed myths and assumptions about ransomware and the importance of a cyber insurance policy. The unfortunate truth is that many victims of ransomware make themselves vulnerable to attack. Better cybersecurity is possible, however, and can do a lot to prevent an incident before it happens. Ransomware Risk Factors Untrained…
Cybersecurity: Myths And Assumptions About Ransomware
Ransomware is currently the greatest cybersecurity concern for organizations because it is also the most profitable tactic for tech criminals. The cost to those victimized by ransomware extends much farther than just the ransom. Clean-up and recovery, PR expenses, disruption to business, and the cost of reporting and compliance that come with data breaches can be devastating to any organization. The cybersecurity world is rife with myths and assumptions that don’t hold up to facts, and ransomware is no exception. Here we will look at a few of them. “A cybersecurity attack won’t happen to me.” Traditional firewall and antivirus applications are no longer adequate to protect from a modern cyberattack. If your organization is targeted, they…
Cyber Security Threats: Ransomware
When it comes to cybersecurity threats, ransomware is one of the scariest. Ransomware blocks access to all or parts of your system until a demand for money is met. Ransomware is most commonly spread through phishing emails containing malicious attachments or through drive-by downloading. Drive-by downloading refers to a user unknowingly visiting an infected website where malware is then downloaded and installed without the user’s knowledge. A Cybersecurity Blockbuster “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you’re looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have Bitcoin but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you…
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