Hackers had a good year in 2018 with nearly 750 million records exposed in just 10 big data breaches. Most likely, these records were exposed to the Dark Web, where cybercriminals trade in stolen data.

Lesson #1: Find out if your business’ data is on the dark web. Contact ACE IT Solutions, we have high-level dark web search capabilities to identify, analyze and proactively monitor for your organization’s compromised or stolen employee and customer data.

High-profile hacks like T-Mobile, Under Armor, and the Marriott breaches can spawn phishing attacks that can compromise your business’ cybersecurity. Hackers now have access to millions of names, billing addresses, zip codes, emails, phone numbers and sometimes social security numbers. They can use this to craft very real looking phishing emails. If one of your employees falls for this scam, they could expose your data to ransomware, hackers or worse.

Lesson#2: Conduct regular phishing testing and security awareness training. Contact ACE IT Solutions to set up security awareness training, we can come to your firm or do it online. We also offer phishing testing and training so you can test the strength of your “human cybersecurity shield.”

SunTrust bank announced in April that one of their employees may have tried to steal and share data of 1.5 million customers. Insider threats are very real, no matter the size of your business, if you have personal data, it is of value and it is at risk. Some insider threats are accidental or negligent, unfortunately sometimes it is malicious.

Lesson #3: Threat monitoring should be layered into your cybersecurity solution. ACE IT Solutions cybersecurity technology monitors for many different threat vectors, including those that originate from within the organization. We continually monitor your firm’s digital footprint and the evolving behaviors of your potential adversaries to protect your data.

ACE IT Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of customizable cybersecurity services to meet your organization’s specific risk profile and compliance needs. Our cybersecurity program is designed to ensure the security, integrity, and uninterrupted delivery of information so that we can support our clients’ growth objectives. We’ve structured our cybersecurity program to stay ahead of — and effectively respond to — cyber threats and their diverse, multi-faceted attacks.​

Contact ACE IT Solutions at 646.558.5575 to arrange a cybersecurity consult to learn if your technology systems are prepared for 2019.

Read more about the biggest data breaches of 2018 at at CRN.com

 

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