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Active Directory Security | 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid

Cyber threats capitalize on the vulnerabilities within Active Directory security controls, exploiting them to infiltrate unauthorized resources or obtain sensitive data. In March 2023, PharMerica, a prominent provider of pharmaceutical services, disclosed a breach where an external malicious actor gained unauthorized access to sensitive information. From small enterprises to renowned corporations, no one is exempt […]

By |May 25th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Why Active Directory is a Target for Ransomware

Ransomware is the most dangerous and prevalent form of malware, and its use has rapidly increased. Its targets range from individuals to businesses, and even government agencies. The FBI, CISA, and NSA have reported that in 2021 ransomware incidents were observed in 14 out of 16 critical infrastructure sectors in the United States. No organization […]

By |March 30th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Ransomware: The New Reality of Cyber Attacks

What is ransomware?

Ransomware attacks have grown in prevalence and complexity, posing a serious danger to both individuals and organizations. This form of malware encrypts a victim’s data and demands a ransom in exchange for the decryption key, resulting in severe disruptions, financial harm, and potential exposure of sensitive information.

Who is most at risk of an […]

By |February 23rd, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Mitigating Ransomware in Healthcare

Why Ransomware is common in the healthcare industry?

Healthcare organizations are often targeted by cyberattacks because they have a large amount of high value information that can be stolen or used for malicious purposes. This information includes patient medical records, financial data, and personal identification information, as well as intellectual property related to medical research. These […]

By |January 25th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Auditing Privileged Access Management

What is Privileged Access Management?

Privileged Access Management (PAM) is a security practice designed to secure and manage the access rights of users who have elevated privileges within an organization. These privileges, often referred to as “privileged accounts,” allow users to perform tasks that are restricted to a small group of trusted individuals, such as accessing […]

By |January 3rd, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Insider Threat Mitigation During Tough Economic Cycles

The global economy is currently facing a potential recession, with many analysts and experts predicting a downturn in the near future. During a recession, companies may face financial pressures and may be forced to cut costs, which can lead to a reduction in resources for cybersecurity. This can make it more difficult for companies to […]

By |December 19th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

How to Reduce Ransomware Risk by Assessing Inactive Accounts & Privileged Groups

Inactive accounts are active accounts that have not been used for an extended period (dormant) or have never been used, while privileged groups contain accounts with high privileges. Examples of privileged groups are Domain Admins, Enterprise Admins, Schema Admins, Built-in Administrators, and others. Both categories of accounts are high value targets for hackers who access […]

By |September 1st, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on How to Reduce Ransomware Risk by Assessing Inactive Accounts & Privileged Groups

How to Audit Ransomware Risk

The protection of data and information assets is a key, ongoing focus for organizations around the world. Using encryption technology, limitations to access, and various high-level efforts, as quickly as organizations put a security practice in place, bad actors are evolving in their pressure tactics to infiltrate the system. Ransomware is an evolving tool of […]

By |August 22nd, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on How to Audit Ransomware Risk

How to Investigate Ransomware Risk

Knowing how to investigate ransomware risk is absolutely critical to maintaining a safe online presence in today’s fast-paced world. With unprecedented numbers of people conducting business online, there is a parallel and unfortunate trend showing a substantial increase in malicious activity. From cyberattacks to malware, organizations must be able to assess any security vulnerability before […]

By |July 25th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on How to Investigate Ransomware Risk

How to Assess Ransomware Risk with LT Auditor+

Ransomware attacks continue to increase every day. Cyber threats are hitting more businesses in the United States and worldwide. According to 2022 – Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report- “this year Ransomware has continued its upward trend with an almost 13% increase–a rise as big as the last five years combined (for a total of 25% […]

By |June 16th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments