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Here’s a distressing fact: 100% security simply doesn’t exist… Your organization – and your people – will fall victim to a compromise… it’s only a matter of time. That’s because in today’s world, cyber threats are ever-present. The best of the best are routinely embarrassed in the news and damaged on Wall Street.

What can you do in the face of such overwhelming doom and gloom? It’s up to you…

Choose to believe you are not a target, and passively accept the risk of an attack, not knowing what catastrophic damages can be done and take a chance…

OR

Prepare, entrench, protect, and maybe even fight back.

Don’t settle on luck…  We can help you shore up your defenses, train your teams, and help you become a less attractive target.

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Cyber and IT solutions amid COVID-19

What is Your Company’s Emergency Remote Work Plan?

As we all know, the COVID-19 coronavirus has triggered a global health crisis. Businesses are temporarily closing offices, postponing events, prohibiting non-essential travel, and instructing employees to work from home.

So many situations—from disease outbreaks and natural disasters to geopolitical unrest and megastorms—can disrupt people’s lives, mobility, and ability to get work done. Having a remote access solution on hand can help build resilience to such situations by making it easy for people to work or collaborate remotely.

Even without disaster looming, remote access solutions provide individuals and organizations with greater flexibility and avenues for success.


ACHIEVING CORONAVIRUS RESILIENCE – And Beyond

As responsible corporate citizens and leading providers of Cyber solutions, we believe it’s our duty to help others become more resilient during this COVID-19 crisis. We take this commitment seriously, and we invite you to explore some of the ways that we are trying to help alleviate the difficulties during this challenging time.

Remote Access – Work from Home:  Keep your Business running by having workers accessing their office computers with various devices from home or any remote location via a secure streaming connection.  We can setup your team with the leading Remote Access solution, and minimize or even eliminate disruption to your business.  The setup is easy, the product affordable, and the peace of mind is priceless.

Email us at remote@midstatecyber.com, and we will start on getting you and your team setup with remote access for working from home.


Phishing Training – Protect your people and your organization from scams and schemes that will prey on the current situation, and be aware going forward.  We can provide your organization with the tools to teach your team to recognize the scams, or train them with you.  Moving your team from simply being “aware” to being in a mode of “care” where they are part of the defense.

Email us at phishing@midstatecyber.com, and let’s get going on training and protecting your team AND your data from email/text/physical scams.


Use TeleHealth – Staying home to help prevent spreading the Virus, and have access to medical help and medicine can also be VERY Critical to your remote workforce.  It is also a great benefit for all even without the current threat of COVID-19.   We have partnered with one of the premiere providers of a suite of services that help with physical, mental, and emotional assistance to your people and their families starting @ $15/month.

Go to https://LifeGuard365.net for more information, or send an email to info@lifeguard365.net


Click HERE to read more about focusing your efforts on critical areas in your organization

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Phishing

Phishing Attacks are THE MOST exploited way to compromise you and your systems, people, processes, identity…. AND the most preventable…

Even as you increase your budget for sophisticated security software, your exposure to cybercrime keeps going up!

IT security seems to be a race between effective technology and clever attack methods. However, there’s an often overlooked security layer that can significantly reduce your organization’s attack surface: New-School Cyber Security Awareness Training.

The results of a recent Industry Benchmarking Report for Phishing clearly show where an average organization’s Phish-prone percentages started and where they ended after 12 months of regular testing and security awareness training. The study analyzed a data set that included nearly nine million users across 18,000 customers using our platform with over 20 million simulated phishing security tests across nineteen different industries.

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The overall industry initial Phish-prone percentage benchmark turned out to be a troubling 30%. Fortunately, the data showed that this 30% can be brought down nearly half to just 15% in only 90 days by deploying new-school security awareness training. The 365-day results show that by following these best practices, the final Phish-prone percentage can be minimized to 2% on average.  

Email us TODAY at pst@midstatecyber.com to talk with us about getting your users aware and drive down your vulnerabilities to phishing efforts. We can provide you with a free evaluation of email exposures, domain copy-cats, and health of your team’s “Cyber Awareness”.

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How we can help you –

Protect Your Business

Your business accumulates a large variety of sensitive information, like intellectual property, proprietary systems and processes, client and customer data, and trade secrets – all of which could result in significant losses if compromised. Systems, processes, procedures, hardware, and software all are attack vectors for those that want access to your data.

Protect Your People

Your people, your team are your 1st line of defense, and the easiest to compromise… Protect your people to protect your organization. “Bad actors” build profiles of your people to pretend to be them. Email addresses, online patterns, access passwords, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, and social media activity are prime targets desired the most by hackers. We provide state-of-the-art Cyber Security Awareness training and ongoing Phishing training to make you and your people a much less attractive and easy mark.

Maintain Compliance and Regulation

Every industry is at risk of daily cyberattacks and must protect any and all data, resulting in extensive regulation and compliance requirements, such as GDPR, CCPA, and many others. We will help you to identify the requirements and create an effective strategy to address them.

Assess Your Security Risk

We assess your security posture from both internal AND external points of view. The results of the assessment are presented in an executive summary fashion that allows us to work with you to prioritize your biggest risks and the appropriate remediations and solutions to address those risks.

Identify and Address Threats

You need to be aggressively tracking and constantly eliminating cyber adversaries from your network. This involves identifying, predicting, detecting, and eliminating attackers on an ongoing basis, so you can minimize any damage and get back to “business as usual” much faster.

Implement Long-Term Defense

Cyber Security is not a “one and done” effort, it is a constantly moving target that requires attention and priority. You need continuous updating and ongoing improvement of your security efforts to avoid computer network security issues that affect your team and your customers. We will work with you on the best long-term strategy for you, your organization, and your people. It is extremely important to view Cyber Security as an investment and not a “quick fix”.

Address Your CIO/CISO Needs

We will complement your CIO/CISO to provide an even greater impact within those areas, or we can function as your outsourced CIO or CISO to provide guidance in developing C-level awareness and governance of security. This includes creating C-Suite visibility into the security of your networks and assets, creating metrics and parameters to identify real threats to security, and formulating strategies to maximize your defense and minimize the effect of any breach.

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Blog

Ransomware Payday: Average Payments Jump to $178,000

Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • August 18, 2020     Ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims. Comparing the first and second quarters of this year, the average ransom paid by a victim – when they paid – increased by 60%, rising from $111,605 to $178,254. So says ransomware incident response firm Coveware, in a new report …

The realities of ransomware: Five signs you’re about to be attacked

Peter Mackenzie – Sophos A manager on the Managed Threat Response team explains what to expect when you’re expecting a ransomware attack Whenever we work with ransomware victims, we spend some time looking back through our telemetry records that span the previous week or two. These records sometimes include behavioral anomalies that (on their own) …

Millions of Connected Devices Have Exploitable TCP/IP Flaws

Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • June 17, 2020     Time for another internet of things update nightmare: Researchers have found that a little-known software library that’s been widely used for decades – by numerous companies and in many products – has serious vulnerabilities that need immediate fixing.  This time, the flaws – dubbed “Ripple20” by researchers – involve …

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Get a Quick Assessment

The Internet has become a modern necessity many cannot do without.  As digital networks expand into every facet of our lives, it is essential that everyone recognizes the importance of evaluating and establishing good “cyber hygiene” to better secure online activities.  We need to be aware of the dangers in cyberspace and take the necessary precautions to protect ourselves from cybercriminals.

The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, and most companies and organizations are not able to devote resources to securing and staying on top of their digital footprint and threat surfaces.  That’s where we come in.

Cyber Security is not a “one and done” strategy, it needs to be an on-going, evolving thing, almost a living organism that is given the right attention and respect…

You can Email us at assessments@midstatecyber.com to discuss a comprehensive analysis and get back an Executive Summary of your CyberScore and Risk Level. For a quick check click the button below:

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