Kaseya, an IT Management software company specifically for MSPs and IT teams, became the victim of a cyberattack on July 2, 2021, causing hundreds of businesses across the world, including one of Sweden’s largest grocery store chains to close stores over the weekend.
Cybercriminals were able to carry out a ransomware attack by exposing Kaseya’s vulnerabilities, hitting multiple managed services providers (MSPs) and compromising potentially hundreds of mostly small businesses, like yours, in the process.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software intentionally designed to encrypt files and drives and hold them ransom until a specified payment is made.
Cyber criminals encrypt a network or system, place a ransom on the system, and demand payment in return for a decryption key (which doesn’t always work in recovering the system or network).
If victims don’t pay up, they could face losing their data entirely, having it sold or even published online.
Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise. Protect Your Business!
Hackers are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, creating more frequent attacks, and small businesses are as equally susceptible to potential cybercrime as large corporations.
In the case of the Kaseya attack, small businesses were not directly targeted but still affected through a trickle-down effect caused by small business service providers being attacked.
Ensuring your business has the proper safety precautions in place to protect your systems, network, servers, and data has never been a higher priority.
Here are 7 Ways Brea Networks Has Your Back in Cybersecurity Preparedness:
1. 24/7 Protection
Brea Networks has an internal committee dedicated to auditing our own security, including yours, on all our applications and technology, ensuring all stays up to date and secure.
2. Powerful Documentation
We fully document all our security audits, testing and assessing overall security and cybersecurity for your business.
3. Password Encryption
We use high-level password encryption software to manage our customer networks, creating additional levels of protection.
We use multi factor authentication on all our applications, providing additional security through layers of protection, reducing risk of intruder access.
5. End Point Security
We use high-level end point security software that allows us to restore computers back 72 hours in case of a ransomware attack. In a worst-case scenario where data is hacked and encrypted, we make sure all data has been previously backed up and can be restored back to your business.
6. Employee Training
We provide security awareness training to our employees and our customers. Our team and yours are fully trained on how to spot potential attacks before the damage is done and what do to if security measures have failed, and an attack has occurred.
7. SAAS Security
Office 365 email is fully backed up, secured, and encrypted. SAAS applications such as Microsoft 365 can be a big target for cybercriminals. We place additional security to ensure your data and business are protected.
Cybercriminals are out there waiting for you to slip up, which is why you should be 100% confident you have the right protections in place.
If you are unsure about your level of cyber protection, contact Brea Networks today.
Our Brea Networks’ MSP clients are covered with this layer of protection. If you’re an hourly client or not yet a Brea Networks’ customer, please make sure you contact us to sign up for our Managed Service Provider Smart Alert Protection.
We offer preemptive maintenance, desktop and infrastructure support, cybersecurity, and optimized business continuity. Give us a call to ensure your business stays secure and productive at affordable prices and the highest level of quality and efficiency.