Imagine the following scenario for an online retailer: During a holiday weekend, the retailer sees a dramatic spike in site visitors after heavily promoting a sales event. On Tuesday morning, the sales and marketing teams meet to review the results. To everyone’s surprise, the spike in traffic resulted in very few sales. Interestingly, the report shows that many site visitors were deep into the sales process before abandoning their carts. For the rest of the week, the staff proposes several theories regarding why visitors didn’t complete their purchases.
Earlier this month, Russian-linked cybercriminal organization, REvil, launched the single biggest global ransomware attack on record. The breach infected thousands of victims in more than 17 countries and demanded $70 million in cryptocurrency to unscramble all the infected machines. What made this breach especially noteworthy was the specific conduit the criminals used to gain access to the victims: Kaseya VSA (virtual systems/server administrator), a remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution. RMM solutions are commonly used by managed services providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs) alike. What makes them particularly attractive to cybercriminals is that each MSP/MSSP breach has an enormous trickle-down effect. For example, CBS News reported that Swedish grocery chain Coop had to close most of its 800 stores for multiple days because the attack crippled their cash register software supplier. Thus, not only do these “one-to-many” attacks lead to more victims in a shorter period, but they also lead to bigger payoffs for the attackers.
The value of the public cloud and the benefits it provides are evidenced by its aggressive growth and wide acceptance. To support the continued strength of public cloud as an essential element in a modern data center solution, Presidio has emphasized the importance of a robust and optimized infrastructure, taking a methodical approach to identifying which instances are most appropriate for any given workload.
Sportsmanship and collaboration are the key to success – whether it’s a sports team, colleagues on a project, or winning the Pinewood Derby. Because people are at the center of the data, threats and attacks, and the protection against those, leading security solutions companys such as Proofpoint takes a people-centric approach to cybersecurity. Here at Presidio, our philosophy is also centered around our team of technical experts and getting the RIGHT people in the RIGHT roles to deliver impactful business outcomes for you.
Security is like weight; it can be more effective if you put it in the right places. In a Pinewood Derby you can set a weight anywhere on your car, but it will affect your speed depending on where put the weight. In your technology organization, by having visibility into Shadow IT, cloud risk assessment, and a true footprint of your applications, you can identify and put the right amount of security in the right places to secure and accelerate your business. Visibility in real-time is key when it comes to cloud security. With so many apps, services and other endpoints moving to the cloud, it can be challenging to have a 360 view of everything that is going on. To respond to threats as they come up, you need to ensure you have a bird’s eye view of your entire cloud ecosystem.
If your user identity and access procedures aren’t orchestrated and automated, you’re fighting a losing battle. Today’s digital landscape is more connected than ever, with an unprecedented number of network endpoints in more places sharing data across public and private clouds. With all these devices all over the place, it’s no wonder IT feels like the network perimeter is disappearing. And the more extensive the network, the bigger the challenge. You’ve got to confidently identify all those people, places and things and give them only the access they need to get the job done—while keeping data secure and maintaining compliance.
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