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  • Recent Hacker Attacks Underscore Need for Multi-faceted Cyber Security

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    August 08, 2022
    A NYC area cyber security consultant, managed services provider (MSP), and HCCC member argues for increased cyber security in a new article on the eMazzanti Technologies website. The informative article first asserts that robust cyber security strategies help prevent ransomware attacks.
    The author then urges the timely application of security patches and patch automation where possible. He then encourages readers to beef up access controls to guard against Living off the Land (LotL) attacks. While ransomware attacks have declined slightly, he says that cyber insurers now require more robust security before they will extend coverage. He concludes by discussing phishing attacks and the need for stronger supply chain security.
    “Hackers, increasingly operating as well-run businesses, adapt quickly to changes in business practices and tools,” stated Almi Dumi, CISO, eMazzanti Technologies. “Consequently, smart organizations stay up to date on recent hacker attacks and adjust their own cyber security strategies accordingly.”
    Below are a few excerpts from the article, “Recent Hacker Attacks Underscore Need for Multi-faceted Cyber Security.”
    Timely Patching Critical
    “Security experts have long advised companies to strengthen their patching strategies and apply security patches to software and firmware quickly. Recent reports underscore the importance of that advice.”
    “For instance, experts warn that hackers continually scan vulnerability announcements. Meant to alert customers to possible security issues, these announcements unfortunately also provide detailed roadmaps for bad actors. And hackers can act within minutes.”
    Guard Against Living Off the Land (LotL) Attacks
    “In its recent report on cyber security trends, Trellix warned that Living off the Land (LotL) attacks continue to grow. While not new, LotL attacks have proved highly successful over the years and thus present an ongoing threat.”
    Supply Chain Security Critical
    “An attack this year on Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts highlights the ongoing importance of supply chain security. In May, an employee of a vendor servicing BCBS improperly emailed sensitive data to their own personal email and the personal email of another employee.”
    Experts to Help Prevent Hacker Attacks
    As cyber-attacks evolve, businesses need to continually assess and adjust security measures accordingly. The cyber security experts at eMazzanti can help. Beginning with a cyber security risk assessment to determine priorities, they help business leaders design and implement a cyber security strategy tailored to their needs and budget.
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    About eMazzanti Technologies
    eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver increased revenue growth, data security and productivity for clients ranging from law firms to high-end global retailers, expertly providing advanced retail and payment technology, digital marketing services, cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring, and support.
    eMazzanti has made the Inc. 5000 list 9X, is a 4X Microsoft Partner of the Year, the #1 ranked NYC area MSP, NJ Business of the Year and 5X WatchGuard Partner of the Year! Contact: 1-866-362-9926, info@emazzanti.net or http://www.emazzanti.net Twitter: @emazzanti Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.
    Kent Sorensen
    kents@mstar.net, (201) 360-4400
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