Microsoft Azure / Entra allows you to define Managers for each employee entry in Azure AD. This helps CyberHoot and Clients maintain high compliance as CyberHoot will automatically notify Managers when employees are non-compliant both through weekly reports and by CC’ing Managers on a Due Date email sent to employees who have not completed their assignments.
Hackers have evolved into snitches leveraging recent SEC legislation which requires companies to disclose within 4 days that they have been hacked and hit with ransomware. When Meridian did not disclose to the SEC they had been hacked, the Hacker group “BlackCat” filed a complaint with the SEC informing them they had evidence that Meridian had been hacked.
Hackers are hi-jacking websites and hiding malware in Google Ads to target unsuspecting users with malware. Users simply visit the formerly safe and always legitimate looking websites and are presented with fake downloads, malware, and other nasty surprises.
For the past 2 years the SEC has embarked on strengthening cybersecurity disclosure requirements at publicly traded companies. This article summarizes the changes that have come into effect and what all companies, whether publicly traded or not, should be considering in the face of a cybersecurity incident or preparing to avoid them.
A Written Information Security Plan is not meant to a bureaucratic policy collecting dust on the book shelf, but rather a living breathing document to guide companies on the safe collection, storage, manipulation, and destruction of non-public personal information on their employees, clients, or business services.
CISCO has announced and released patches for a critical bug in their product that could allow Internet hackers to create accounts remotely on CISCO devices via the HTTP management application. Patches have been released and workarounds documented for unpatched systems no longer supported. Take action to patch now.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is upon us. In our efforts to address all of the questions a business owner reviewing our blog might have, we’ve collected the most frequently asked questions and have tried to answer them with the most effective mitigating control available for a particular risk. There are undoubtedly many more mitigating controls one can put in place, but this is a great starting point.
In the spooky season of October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month reminds us of the real threats lurking in the digital realm. CyberHoot sheds light on three cybersecurity fundamentals: Password Protection, Phishing Awareness, and Safe Browsing Practices. Fortify your digital domain with strong password practices, stay vigilant to phishing schemes, and navigate the web safely. Embrace the cybersecurity training and phishing testing offered by CyberHoot to morph into a digital wizard against the sinister specter of cyber threats. Venture to cyberhoot.com and make cybersecurity awareness a fun-filled endeavor!
October marks the observance of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a pivotal time for businesses and individuals to bolster their understanding and actions towards cybersecurity. This means it is time for you to put action to words and get your staff trained up on the cyber threats they face. Cyber Literacy is a critical skill for the 21st century. Are you doing your part to educate your employees on the threats they face and how to avoid them?
Google’s efficient and compression based graphics file format WebP has been found to contain a critical zero-day vulnerability that can lead to a complete compromise of a computer that renders a malicious WebP graphics file on any website hosting such malware content. This could be anywhere. Most browser have been patched against this vulnerability, but may not have restarted yet to take effect. Please check and force reboots or browser restarts as soon as possible.
Investing in Employee Cyber Literacy to build better human firewall skills makes strong financial sense. A string of recent breaches has put this in stark perspective for all companies. This article presents a case for the financial Return On Investment of employee awareness training and phish testing as delivered automatically by CyberHoot.
CyberHoot is offering any MSP free enrollment of any and all clients into CyberHoot for free until the end of October (31st), 2023. Enroll your prospects or existing customers in our platform and launch expedited Cybersecurity awareness training in the Month of Oct. using our fully automated system. We will credit you any users or clients enrolled for the entire month of Oct. Must be a new client to CyberHoot. If after the month ends you want to remove them, you absolutely may without penalty.
CyberHoot has been shown to improve customer retention for MSPs. It lowers the cost of supporting clients through fewer security incidents, better product training, and educational phish testing. We know it works because MSPs tell us emails to support asking “Is this a Phish?” or “Is this an Attack?” go away. Start a 30 day free trial and month-to-month forever afterwards.
Cybersecurity threats continue to evolve and expand in both sophistication and impact. Businesses must choose how to address these top 5 emerging threats proactively, when they control the playing field and have high ground instead of reactively, after an incident when they have been knocked down and are struggling to get up.
Augmentt partners with CyberHoot to build Cybersecurity Literacy within MSPs and their clients.
Hackers have been using EvilProxy to capture authenticated session tokens from unsuspecting phishing email victims.
The White House recognizes the importance of cybersecurity literacy by proposed to fund K-12 education of school teachers and administrators and possibly also students.
For most businesses, balancing time and money is a constant struggle. A risk assessment is designed to simplify your conversations by identifying both the most critical risks and rank ordering them, enabling you to determine what to work on first and then work your way down the list of critical threats to your business.
Cybersecurity training and phish testing delivers enormous value to your MSP, its clients and all employees. Most value is obvious such as fewer security incidents while other value may be over looked such as providing employees better work-life balance with fewer nights and weekends spent recovering from security incidents.
Exploiting a flaw in how the app handles communication with external tenants gives threat actors an easy way to send malicious files from a trusted source to an organization’s employees. Microsoft believes this is a feature and no patch will be provided. This delivery method bi-passes traditional payload delivery security controls.
Business Ninja’s interviewed CyberHoot’s co-Founder Craig Taylor. This interview outlines CyberHoot’s unique and positive outcome approach to cybersecurity program development at your company. Our Co-Founder details what’s working and what’s broken in the emergency Cybersecurity industry. Business owners need to watch to learn what they should be doing to protect their businesses from compromise. Doing so provides much needed peace of mind.
The FBI has reported a dramatic growth in Deep Fake attacks on individuals and businesses from hackers seeking to extort money from or embarrass individuals and businesses by creating elicit pornographic material in the likeness of the victim from their online persona and public images and videos.
This article outlines five unusual benefits and five well known benefits to Awareness Training and Phish Testing service. It presents them to Manage Service Providers (MSPs) hoping to convince them to add such services to their standard offerings for all clients.
Virus warning attacks have plagued computer users for years. Recently, hackers have figured out how to exploit these attacks in your Google Chrome (and possibly other) browsers, seizing control of your browser and scaring you into calling fake customer support hotlines to extort you for money.
Cybersecurity too often seems like a stress inducing serial murder show. While it is serious business, adding a dose of humor will make it more memorable.
Growing your MSP is not as hard as you might think. It require a laser focus on differentiation, adding cybersecurity services, and fanatical attention to customer service to name a few of the top 10 items lists in this article.
The FIDO alliance is a high-powered tech alliance seeking to eliminate passwords from our online lives by replacing them with a much more secure public and private key authentication solution. Backed by Google, Microsoft, and Apple, it is a strong foray into the elimination of passwords from our everyday lives.
Cybersecurity platforms are designed to build robust, layered defenses for your organization. However, too often they fall short of their lofty and critical goals. This articles delves into 10 common failure points and provides unique perspectives on how to avoid them.
To stand out and foster lasting relationships, MSPs must go beyond basic technical support by adopting innovative strategies to provide additional value to their customers. Once successful, MSPs must call out the emotional value that comes from these solutions.
Voice impersonation, also known as voice cloning, are becoming an increasingly prevalent threat in the digital landscape. Sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can now imitate voices with remarkable accuracy, leading to threats against our privacy and security.
Attack-based phish testing creates fear, anxiety, and doubt in end users. It does not create awareness, harms IT, and misinforms management. Despite representing a billion dollar industry, traditional attack-based phish testing is fundamentally flawed. It causes untold problems for IT departments, individual users, and Managed Service Providers. Studies have shown it can even lead to more clicks by end users! This article outlines the fundamental flaws in attack-based phishing. It goes on to outline improvements from educational, positive outcome phish testing assignments that teach users how to finally spot every phishing attack and delete or avoid it.
Multi-factor authentication can be one of the best protect measures companies can implement on their critical accounts. However, not all methods of MFA are equal and some, like SMS, carry inherent risks and should not be used.
CyberHoot Press Release Gradient Billing Integration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portsmouth, NH – March 28th, 2023 – CyberHoot today announces Gradient billing integration through their Synthesize platform. Synthesize helps MSPs automate …
There is a dark side to ChatGPT. Hacking tutorials abound on YouTube showing unskilled hackers how to hack with ChatGPT. ChatGPT can create convincing phishing attacks in a language of your choice, writing software code for them, which through trial and error can transform into novel and effective malware.
Cybersecurity tools every MSP needs in their toolbox to identify attacks, limit damage, and recover quickly.
These 10 cybersecurity tools need to be in every MSP’s toolbox. Use them to secure your clients from breach. Help them protect themselves from what they might not know about cybersecurity.
ConnectiWise Recover and R1Soft Server Backup software both leverage the ZK Framework. As such they need patching due to a vulnerability that can lead to remote code execution and potentially privilege escalation.
OpenSSL releases vulnerability patches containing 8 bug fixes in its latest releases available across three release train binaries. The criticality of bugs range from high to moderate. They all relate to memory handling issues stemming from the fact OpenSSL was written in C.
MSPs face many risks. These are the top 10 Cybersecurity risks MSPs face and how to avoid them.
This article outlines the top 10 security awareness training challenges and solutions. Businesses are under increased attack with ever more costly outcomes for failure. People are the weakest link. Training and testing them carefully, with automated solutions provide the greatest return on investment.
CyberHoot supports 3 forms of multi-factor authentication: Email, SMS, and Authenticator applications. This article explains how to set each up and provides a video overview of how to setup an authenticator application.
Advertising Clean Rooms, also known as Data Clean Rooms or DCRs, help to protect consumer privacy from abuses by advertisers. DCR’s help companies access more granular data, track attribution more closely, and hyper focus advertisements to interested consumers. This is all accomplished without sharing 1st party consumer data directly between companies.
CyberHoot has reported on the opportunities and challenges of ChatPGT’s natural language engine and deep research capabilities. This article summarizes the recent T-Mobile breach of 37M records in a humorous way while outlining the very real risks of Smishing, Phishing, and Vishing.
Overview CyberHoot’s API allows for the following information to be pulled from the platform: Customers Managers Users Administrators Compliance Metrics Training Schedules Partner Settings Subscription Information More Information The CyberHoot …
Over the last few months, CyberHoot has learned more and researched more opinions on Password Managers concerning the latest LastPass security breach. We have felt for some time we needed to migrate to a new solution. However, what criteria would we use and recommend in order to not hope from the frying pan into the fire? This article is our attempt to summarize how you should choose your replacement password manager for your company or yourself individually.
SASE Secure Access Service Edge (Pronounced: Sassy) SASE is a term coined by Gartner in 2019 to describe an architecture that combines Wide-Area Network (WAN) functions including routing, segmentation, zone-based …
On Tues. Jan. 10th Microsoft and Adobe both released critical patches that should be applied to your environment with priority. Both are linked to remotely exploitable, privilege escalation vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers.
Advancements in AI and natural language have led to a host of new capabilities and challenges alike. This article seeks to summarize those to create awareness around the changing landscape of AI as it relates to societal norms.
ChatGPT is a Generative Pre-Trained Transformer artificial intelligence-based chat bot from Open AI. It can engage in conversational English, remember what’s been said in the conversation, can challenge incorrect assumptions, …
In August, LastPass was breached but they claimed that no client data was stolen only source code. In late December 2022 they updated their stance stating that encrypted client vaults were stolen but that default password length requirements protected most users. CyberHoot recommends you change your master password.