Ukraine Invasion Cyberattack Preparation

Russia has engaged in an invasion in Ukraine and has issued a warning to all outside parties that all interference would be retaliated against. Cyber attacks against targets in Ukraine are nothing new, though there has been an increase lately. Although it is important to avoid prematurely attributing attacks to Russia, there is a history of Russia attacking foreign companies and nation-states. It is strongly advisable for us to prepare...

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More Orgs Suffered Successful Phishing Attacks in 2021 Than in 2020

Enterprise organizations appear to be falling even further behind in their battle against phishing threats despite heightened awareness of the problem and efforts to curb it. A new study shows that in 2021 more organizations experienced at least one successful email-based phishing attack than the year before. There were also more opportunistic and targeted phishing attacks last year compared with 2020, as well as phishing attacks involving ransomware and business email compromise...

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SecurePATCHING Managed Service by Secure Sense

Unpatched systems are the most common technological factor in breaches and loss of productivity. Unfortunately, solutions to patch related risks are often themselves costly in terms of identifying and purchasing quality products, staffing and expertise. Almost two-thirds of breach victims report being breached due to unpatched, known vulnerabilities and many of these victims were unaware that their organizations were vulnerable in the first place. Over half of the impacted organizations rely...

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PwnedPiper: Armis Identifies Nine Vulnerabilities in Hospital Infrastructure

Swisslog Healthcare, the providers of the leading solution for pneumatic tube systems (PTS) in North America, released a statement yesterday regarding nine vulnerabilities in their Translogic PTS system identified by Armis. Swisslog Healthcare's Translogic PTS system is used in over 80% of hospitals in North America and over 3000 hospitals worldwide. PTS systems play a crucial role in patient care, and are utilized nearly 100% of the time. The potential vulnerabilities were...

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Introducing the new Secure SD-WAN Managed Service from Secure Sense

Secure Sense, a subsidiary of TELUS, has partnered with Fortinet to power our new Secure SD-WAN managed solution. The service offers comprehensive built in security, designed to easily integrate into your existing infrastructure, giving you the ability to eliminate security gaps in your network while gaining the benefits of improved connectivity experience and cost efficiencies of SD-WAN. Gain peace of mind knowing your environment is operating optimally and according to...

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Utility and Energy Security Exchange Forum

Secure Sense is very excited to announce a new program called the Utility and Energy Security Exchange Forum (UESX). The UESX will provide tools and resources to help address cyber security challenges that organizations in the Utilities/Energy industry face daily. With the support of Secure Sense experts and our technology partners, we are creating a collaborative environment to provide insight and guidance surrounding the most critical of cyber security concerns affecting...

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Social Engineering Attack Enabled Hackers to Penetrate Twitter’s Administrative Systems and Hijack High-Profile Accounts

In one of the most extraordinary and high-profile cyberattacks ever made public, hackers on July 15 compromised Twitter’s administrative systems and hijacked the social media accounts of prominent politicians and business leaders. The attackers then used those accounts to masquerade as the victims and request donations in bitcoin. Twitter said it was the victim of “a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access...

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Emergency Enablement for Remote Work: Secure Virtual Desktop Edition

By: Matthew Watkinson “These are unprecedented times.” A sentiment rendered no less true despite my disdain for hearing this phrase multiple times a day. We ARE in unprecedented times. We live in a world where the majority of the workforce is no longer in secure, cozy office environments, and there has been a substantial migration to where “working from home” is the norm, and no longer the exception.   For the lucky, employees were set up with work-from-home capabilities long before 2020...

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Emergency Enablement for Remote Work: Endpoint Protection Edition

By: Joel Young We are currently navigating unprecedented times of a global pandemic, but as the World Health Organization's announcement on March 11th emphasizes, for the first time in history it is also one we may be able to control if impacted nations' responses are swift and effectively implemented. A key factor in this fight is the use of big data analytics, which we are seeing used as a weapon against disease on this scale for the first time. We are watching the live tracking of cases across the...

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Emergency Enablement For Remote Work: Office 365 Edition

By: Matthew Watkinson Many organizations leverage Microsoft Office 365 currently hosting over 200 Million user accounts. Windows 2008 R2 Support terminating in January of this year, it was an easy business decision to migrate the service, since servers were being upgraded and retired anyways.   Office 365 offers benefits over running your own infrastructure, including reducing server footprint and management overhead, reducing patching and upgrade maintenance requirements, increased scalability, and most importantly a...

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