This Month in Cyber Security: What are the New Risks, How Do They Impact You, and How Can You Protect Yourself?

New cyber threats emerge on a weekly basis but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team will host a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats and breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized organizations, and cost-effective steps to mitigate risk. Register for this event If you encounter any [...]

By | 2018-09-11T10:37:58+00:00 November 27th, 2018|0 Comments

This Month in Cyber Security October Preview (2:39)

New cyber threats emerge on a weekly basis, but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team hosts a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats and breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized organizations, and cost-effective steps to mitigate risk. October was Cyber Security Awareness Month and, as usual, [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:01:03+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Security Solutions|0 Comments

Microsoft Uncovers Large Scale Spoofing Scheme

In this space, we often talk about the tactics that bad actors use to infiltrate organizations, but sometimes it can be difficult to truly grasp the scope of these hacking operations. Microsoft recently uncovered a robust effort to steal the confidential login information of users visiting various political organization websites. This instance was very representative [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:02:01+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Microsoft Uncovers Large Scale Spoofing Scheme

Business Email Compromise is Rampant – How to Protect Yourself

Hackers are continuing to evolve their techniques to get through a company’s defenses. And why shouldn’t they, when the reward for getting into your mailbox can be so lucrative? The cat-and-mouse game that criminals and security professionals play is happening every day at all hours, and despite the best efforts of IT security, would-be cyber [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:02:22+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Business Email Compromise is Rampant – How to Protect Yourself

Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication

Strengthening your identity perimeter is vital to protecting your business. Most security controls within Office 365 are identity based, which means it only takes one compromised credential for your organization to be infiltrated. Peters & Associates can review your security environment with a Health Check and remediate any threats found.  Additionally, implementing Multi-Factor Authentication is [...]

By | 2018-07-05T10:23:49+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication

The Business of Hacking your Business

Whether its ransomware, credential compromise, distributed denial of service, or phishing: hacking your business has itself turned into a business. There are entire organizations dedicated to targeting networks and infrastructure. Because of the nature of the economy, there is always someone who benefits from a disruption. Government, businesses, and schools are all potential targets. No [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:04:59+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on The Business of Hacking your Business

New Tactics in Social Engineering

There’s a problem with combating social engineering style cyber-attacks. As soon as you understand all the methods that bad actors use… they develop new ones! But don’t let that fact dissuade you from appreciating the value of Security Awareness Training and proactive staff education. While phishing attacks continue to evolve and change, your firewalls and [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:05:21+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on New Tactics in Social Engineering

This Month in Cyber Security: What are the New Risks, How Do They Impact You, and How Can You Protect Yourself?

New cyber threats emerge on a weekly basis but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team will host a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats and breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized organizations, and cost-effective steps to mitigate risk. Register for this event If you encounter any [...]

By | 2017-10-09T13:06:47+00:00 October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Illinois CPA Society’s 2017 Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase Event Recap

Peters & Associates would like to thank the Ilinois CPA Society for inviting us to speak at its August 2017 educational event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.  As the day kicked off, our panel of speakers brought perspective to the largest cyber security challenges facing executives today: •  Fraudulent Instruction •  Ransomware [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:10:59+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Illinois CPA Society’s 2017 Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase Event Recap

Cyber Security & the RACI Factor

Is your organization trying to develop a cyber-security strategy?  It is critical to be aware of assumptions that could impact the strategy.  With a cyber-security strategy, it is important to be aware of a relatively recent shift in best practice assumptions.  The assumption is this: it is impossible to guarantee that an enterprise can deny [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:11:12+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Cyber Security & the RACI Factor