and how Gradient is protecting our customersIn December 2020, we saw what Johns Hopkins is calling one of the biggestcyber espionage attacks in history. SolarWinds, a major US information technology firm, was the subject of a cyberattack that spread to its clients and went undetected for months. Hackers got into SolarWinds’ IT monitoring and management, Orion, and added malware, so every time SolarWinds sent out software updates (like an Office365 update) to customers, the hackers got access to customers’ systems allowing them to install even more malware.
Now if you think your organization is too small to be on any hacker’s radar. Think again.Victims of the SolarWinds attack include small to medium-sized consulting firms, technology firms, telecommunications companies, and mining companies – all over the world.
Last year alone, the rate of cyber attacks against small and medium-sized enterprises skyrocketed to 424% .Having an antivirus and firewall set-up installed aren’t going to cut it when highly skilled cyber criminals come knocking.
What has your cyber security partner done to protect you?
How Gradient’s Attack and Compliance Experts (ACEs) are helping our Customers:
- As soon as the breach was made public, we released a security bulletin to our customers explaining the connection between SolarWind's Orion IT Monitoring and Management software and Office365.
- As part of our Indicators of Compromise (IoC) process specific to the SolarWinds attack, we monitored all of our customers’ data and look for signs that they’ve been compromised.
- If anything suspicious is spotted, detailed notifications are sent to our customers along with next steps to help rectify the problem.
- Worried your data might have been compromised? We’re offering a free 30 day trial to help you make sure that your organization is secure.