Think like a Hacker: Get to know the hacking techniques and how to combat them

To evade security measures, cybercriminals are constantly exploring new tactics. Thus, it is crucial to adopt a hacker's mindset and employ preemptive measures to outsmart them. Defense in Depth (DiD) is a strategy that helps accomplish this.

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DiD involves using various security measures in a layered or stepwise approach to achieve security objectives.

Building Resilient Defense Strategies Against Insider Threats

Insider threats are a serious concern in the realm of cybersecurity. Unfortunately, many organizations of all sizes either neglect or are hesitant to address this issue.

To address this critical problem, this blog post aims to highlight the various types of insider threats, the severe harm that they can cause, the user attributes that can increase the risk of such threats, and the security controls that should be put in place to prevent and protect against these types of threats.

Top 4 Co-Managed IT Myths

As a business owner, you may be torn between relying solely on your internal IT staff or outsourcing to an IT service provider.  But what if there was a third option that combined the benefits of both?

Co-managed IT might just be the solution for you!

Using a co-managed IT service can fill IT gaps without having to source, train, and retain expensive IT talent.

Implementing Ongoing Risk Management as a Standard Practice

Today with cyberattacks surging due to widespread remote work and increased online interactions during the pandemic, it seems likely that this trend will only continue to grow further.

To give some statistics about 85% of breaches involved a human element in 2021. Additionally, 36% of breaches involved phishing attacks while ransomware attacks contributed to 10% of attacks.

Are You Aware of the Digital Risks to Your Business?

Rapid technological advancement and rising global connectivity are reshaping the way the world is functioning. From higher productivity to improved customer satisfaction, technology has played a critical role in the growth of businesses across the world.

Why Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Are Dangerous

Critical Infrastructure (CI) comprises physical and cyber assets vital for the smooth functioning of societies and nations across the globe. The sectors that make up critical infrastructure differ from one country to another. For example, the USA considers 16 sectors to be vital as opposed to 13 in the UK. The disruption or damage of CI can have severe direct and indirect effects.

Is Starbucks The Biggest Danger For Your Business?

For a long time, Starbucks has called itself the ‘Third Place,’ which they defined as the place between home and work.

And while it could be a great place for a cup of coffee or to work outside the office, the truth is if you or your employees ever work from anywhere but the office, they may be exposing your entire business to danger.

Omnicell Discloses Ransomware Attack

In today’s blog, cyber experts are going to go over a healthcare organization that was impacted by a cyber-attack. These experts are seeing this more and more in the healthcare world, and Xact I.T. is going to explain why this is important, why it should be a concern for a lot of people, and really why cyber criminals like to target companies that have things like protected health information.

AGCO has suffered a ransomware attack

They manufacture and sell tractors, combines, foragers, hay tools, self-propelled sprayers, basically anything you would need to work on a farm. This industry has been under attack lately from many different aspects, not just cybercriminals. Still, it's been in the news that the food and processing industries are really under attack with various events.

15 Ways Hackers Hack Businesses – May 2022

In this blog, Xact IT is going to go into a joint summary that was released by the United States, basically, cybersecurity department, known as CISA, and some other government, actually, foreign government agencies that went with CISA on this release and why it's important.