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Lessons from the SolarWinds Breach to Enhance Your Cybersecurity and Vendor Management Programs

Lessons from the SolarWinds Breach to Enhance Your Cybersecurity and Vendor Management Programs WHAT HAPPENED? Remediation efforts have been underway for nearly two months following the burgeoning SolarWinds attack. Initial findings indicated that the breach affected an estimated 1,800 companies, including major cybersecurity vendors like Mimecast and Qualys. While [...]

2021-02-05T11:24:28-05:00 February 5th, 2021|Flash Reports|

SonicWall Issues and Retracts Alert of Hackers Exploiting Zero-Day Vulnerability Within SonicWall VPN

SonicWall Issues and Retracts Alert of Hackers Exploiting Zero-Day Vulnerability Within SonicWall VPN SonicWall, a company providing firewalls and other cybersecurity solutions, issued an alert indicating that it had found a probable zero-day vulnerability with its SMA 100 series products on Jan. 22, 2021. A zero-day vulnerability is a software [...]

2021-01-26T11:18:04-05:00 January 26th, 2021|Flash Reports, News|

Scam Risks in 2021 and How To Avoid Them

Scam Risks In 2021 and How to Avoid Them Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated and continue to find new ways to compromise both individuals’ and firms’ data security. Phishing attacks often use current events or crises to entice users to click infected links, download malicious programs or documents, or provide [...]

2020-12-28T16:30:12-05:00 December 28th, 2020|Flash Reports, News|

How to Identify and Avoid Vishing and Smishing Attacks

How to Identify and Avoid Vishing and Smishing Attacks WHAT HAPPENED? You likely have heard of phishing attacks, a type of social engineering scheme that tricks victims into clicking email links infected with malware, or into giving sensitive information to cybercriminals posing as a credible contact. Sophisticated attackers use [...]

2020-09-17T09:55:09-05:00 September 17th, 2020|Flash Reports, News|

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Firm’s Vendor Management Program

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Firm’s Vendor Management Program WHAT HAPPENED? Vendor management is a critical piece of creating a comprehensive information security strategy for firms. Vendors processing or maintaining sensitive information on behalf of your firm and its clients are especially important to review and conduct due diligence [...]

2020-11-27T11:20:59-05:00 August 27th, 2020|Flash Reports, GIPS®, News|

Are You Taking Steps To Avoid Ransomware Attacks?

Are You Taking Steps To Avoid Ransomware Attacks? WHAT HAPPENED? Earlier this month, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (OCIE) issued a Risk Alert which outlines best practices for maintaining a secure network; the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency [...]

2020-10-30T16:08:37-05:00 July 28th, 2020|Flash Reports, News|