There is a great documentary from 2016 called Zero Days.  It covers StuxNet, how it brought down Nuclear reactors in Iran, and who was potentially behind it (Israel and the United States.)  Spoiler alert, but one of the final commentaries is that this attack led Iran to building one of the largest cyber-armies in the world.

Considering the recent events in the Middle East, US businesses need to make sure we are shoring up our Cyber Defenses.  If investigating NextGen AV on is on your to-do list for this year or next year, move it up the priority list.

If you have you already procured the right technologies make sure to allocate time for a security and configuration review.  Spend some time fine tuning your Firewall policies. Implement or increase your MFA usage.  Test and verify that your data recovery process is working and sound.

If you’re not sure where you’re weak or what else you should be thinking about, lets have a quick security review.  We can make suggestions or give you some new ideas to ponder.

Don’t get caught with your pants down.  Some of the folks we talk to think they don’t have any valuable data.  Even if that’s the case, (it rarely is), prevent your network from becoming an additional bot-net used to bring down others.

Here are a few areas to review that will likely improve your Security Posture the most;

Patching and Patching Process

Endpoint and Firewall configurations.

Data Recovery Plan (to make sure your backups are working)

Security of Cloud Applications and Environments.

As always, let us know how we can help