This Month in Cyber Security: March 2021

by | Mar 30, 2021 | Security

The pace and scale of cyber security attacks is increasing. As a result, organizations are reporting new breaches on a daily basis. Not all cyber security attacks target small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). However, every cyber security attack holds lessons for SMB leaders. The key to improving your cyber security strategy is measuring your risk and understanding the threat landscape. Our monthly webinar series: This Month in Cyber Security, helps to explain those risks, explores the latest threats, and how SMBs can secure themselves. Each month Bruce Ward, our speaker, discussed the latest news in cyber security, steps you can take to mitigate risk, and how you can improve your security posture.

March 2021

Here is an overview of what we discussed this month:

  • Exchange HAFNIUM update – timeline recap, next wave, and what to do now.
  • SolarWinds – lessons learned, reverse engineering, and how to prevent it again.
  • Storytelling and themes from incidents in March at – Acer, CNA, WeLeakInfo, FiServ, Flagstar Bank, and vendors Microsoft, Verkada, and Accellerion

With this in mind, there are two simple steps you can take today to improve your security posture and reduce risk:

  1. Assess your backup and recovery strategy. By assessing your strategy, you will learn how quickly your organization can recover from an attack. Check out our backup and recovery assessment page to learn more!
  2. Build a strong Incident Response Plan (IRP). IRPs create measurable standards that should be tested and used in response to security incidents and anticipate risks. This blog post will explain and outline how to build an effective Incident Response Plan.

Remember, for many organizations, it’s not a matter of if, but when you experience a breach. If you have any questions about how to get started, contact us. Give us a call at 630.832.0075, or email us at info@peters.com, we are here to help!

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