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Cyber Security: Shields Up for Industrial Control Systems & Operational Technology Networks
Cyber security is more critical than ever for industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology networks (OT). These industries are being heavily targeted by nation-state threat actors in connection with the Russian attack on Ukraine and are included in the Shields Up warning from CISA.  Industry 4.0 has brought about a new era of manufacturing that relies on connected machines that communicate with one another. This technology has enhanced production considerably, but it also creates opportunities for hackers to steal sensitive information and interfere with manufacturing processes. Cyber Security Best Practices For ICS and OT If you haven’t already, you need to change passwords, review your internal and external exposure, and…
Network Security: What Is Shields Up?
Network security experts across the country are warning that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could impact organizations beyond the region as well as within, including malicious cyber activity against businesses in the U.S. Shields Up Is A Network Security Warning The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA, has issued a “Shields Up” warning, stating “Evolving intelligence indicates that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks. Every organization—large and small—must be prepared to respond to disruptive cyber incidents.” “In the wake of continued denial of service and destructive malware attacks affecting Ukraine and other countries in the region, we are working very closely with our Joint Cyber…
Cyber Security Consulting In Kansas City And Beyond
Cyber security consulting and training are available from RAVENii in Kansas City and across the globe. Security Awareness Training and Phishing Testing as well as training on your internal policies and procedures for your employees is a crucial element of a comprehensive network security strategy. This is primarily because the vast majority of cyber security breaches can be traced back to human error. Cyber Security Consulting And Training Is Critical Data breaches cost organizations millions of dollars every year. A cyber security consulting and 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…
Security Alert | New Microsoft Phishing Scam
Cyber enemies are now using Microsoft’s Azure’s Static Web Apps service against its customers, aggressively targeting users with Microsoft, Office 365, Outlook, and OneDrive accounts with the purpose of stealing the user’s credentials. The Azure Static Web Apps service permits web application developers to use customized domains for labeling web applications. It also provides web hosting for static content such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Unfortunately, these features can effortlessly be exploited to host very tricky and Microsoft official looking static landing phishing pages. These phishing pages are fooling even the most diligent of employees and allowing the bad guys to get access to their Microsoft credentials. The impact to your…
Network Security And Social Engineering Attacks
Network security breaches resulting from social engineering attacks are on the rise in Kansas City and around the world. Social engineers use various manipulative techniques to trick victims into disclosing sensitive information, which they then use to facilitate their cyberattacks. These techniques include phishing/vishing/smishing, pretexting, baiting, tailgating/piggybacking, and quid pro quo. Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing No, this isn’t another nursery rhyme. Most everyone is familiar with phishing by now. Attackers send fraudulent emails claiming to be from a reputable source and requesting personal information. Generally speaking, phishing scams tend to target as many people as possible, but there are a couple more targeted types…
Network Security From Kansas City - Oh the Places We'll Go!
Well great salutations! Today is your day. Ravenii provides Network Security in Kansas City And to places not so far away! You have computers on desks You have problems with Zero Day threats You have Ransomware looming You’re not on your own. You have Ravenii network security! Just pick up your phone. We bring big city solutions, To wherever you call home! We’ll assess all the risks Those you know and those you don’t. We’ll look up and down. We’ll look in and out. We’ll look all over and always with care. Ravenii network security Keeps ALL types of companies, Small/rural municipalities too, Safe from attacks and ransomware. If you look on your own For threats and attacks You may not find any And choose to ignore. In that case, of course…
Cybersecurity And Patriotic Duty
A cybersecurity war is being waged in addition to the Russian ground attack on Ukraine. At this point, the targets are largely Ukraine and Russian critical infrastructure.  A few statistics:  Nearly 80% of nation-state activity targeted enterprises; 21% targeted consumers.  The most targeted sectors were government (48%), NGOs and think tanks (31%), education (3%), intergovernmental organizations (3%), IT (2%), energy (1%), and media (1%).  Microsoft has alerted customers of nation-state attack attempts 20,500 times in the past three years. Russian nation-state actors primarily target the United States, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, Microsoft data shows. US commercial enterprises are not being targeted for damage at this point, but you…
Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Benefits
A Managed Security Service Provider Keeps your data safe And your workload lighter. An MSSP can protect your business From zero day attacks With speed and litheness. We wrote this Suess-like rhyme To let you know just why You should cover your backsides and insides and outsides With managed security from RAVENii. A Managed Security Service Provider like RAVENii offers a lot of benefits for businesses of all sizes. The MSSP handles all of the network security functions that are too expensive to implement on your own. This means your organization doesn’t need any additional hardware or staff. Cybersecurity hardware and tools that are available directly from suppliers do not provide you with expert advice about network security like an…
Network Security In An OT Network Environment
Network security is critical in an OT network environment, as we discussed in our last blog. RAVENii’s managed services mitigate the risk of an impactful breach utilizing anomaly detection across SCADA and automated manufacturing network devices and correlation with alerts on the corporate network.  RAVENii has a full suite of security tools and services that can help you protect your network. Implementing any of the following solutions will provide you with the ability to detect Zero Day Attacks along with anomalous behavior that may lead to ransomware. Network Security Monitoring RAVENii’s Network Security Monitoring platform utilizes context-aware AI, a dynamic network baselining technology which allows us to identify pre-attack behavior…
Network Security: What Is An Operational Technology Network?
Network security is a primary concern within industrial operations because Industry 4.0 is built on connected devices and machines. Operational technology networks ensure the safety of industrial operations by continually monitoring them. They also help to support infrastructures such as manufacturing, defense utilities, and more. The increasing use of IIoT and cloud technology has led to cybersecurity risks that didn’t exist only a few years ago. OT Networks, Industry 4.0, And The Internet Of Things Operational technology (OT) uses a combination of hardware and software to perform real-time operations such as monitoring and controls within an industrial setting. An OT network works at the industrial level to process the operational data of…
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