Should Small to Midsize Businesses Be Concerned About Cyber Threats?

Should Small to Midsize Businesses Be Concerned About Cyber Threats?

Mar 31, 2022

In 2020, the FBI reported a whopping $2.7B as the cost of cybercrimes in just that year. While no business is immune to cybersecurity attacks, small and medium sized businesses are especially vulnerable. In a survey conducted with small to medium business owners in late 2021, 42% of business owners suffered a cyber-attack in the last year. Additionally, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 88% of small business owners feel their businesses are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

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How Virtual CISO Advisory Services Can Help Solve Today’s Security Staff Concerns for Small and Midsize Enterprises

How Virtual CISO Advisory Services Can Help Solve Today’s Security Staff Concerns for Small and Midsize Enterprises

Mar 31, 2022

The shortage of qualified cybersecurity employees is one of today’s biggest cyber risks. How can small and midsized enterprises prioritize sufficient...

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Updating Our Brand – Trusted Security Operations as a Service

Updating Our Brand – Trusted Security Operations as a Service

Mar 28, 2022

Today marks a major milestone in the continued growth of Gradient Cyber! Today we start updating our branding to boldly show and tell Gradient Cyber’s story with new visuals and content.

When I joined Gradient Cyber several months ago, it was evident the company invested heavily in both its cybersecurity technology and cybersecurity expertise. This stood out clearly in the customer meetings I listened in on. In fact, it’s this leading combination of technology innovations and hands-on expertise that accounts for Gradient Cyber’s 85% year-over-year revenue growth since its first year, the high praise we get from our customers, and our 96% retention rate! Great tech plus great service equals happy customers.

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The Potential ‘Cyber’ Fallout from the Russia – Ukraine Situation, and What You Can Do

Mar 27, 2022

Every organization in the United States is at risk of cyber-attacks that can disrupt corporate operations as a result of possible collateral incidents from cyber operations related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In a recent release from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), CISA Director Jen Easterly stated:

“We need to be prepared for the potential of foreign influence operations to negatively impact various aspects of our critical infrastructure with the ongoing Russia-Ukraine geopolitical tensions. We encourage leaders at every organization to take proactive steps to assess their risks from information manipulation and mitigate the impact of potential foreign influence operations.”

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What is Extended Detection and Response (XDR)?

Mar 26, 2022

Today, security teams are short-staffed, network complexity continues to increase, and the cost of data breaches is on the rise. And the majority of all cyber-attacks happen to small businesses and midmarket enterprises. When it comes to cybersecurity, these IT teams have the toughest job out there. XDR is a combination of services and technology that offers an opportunity to reverse these trends, so let’s take a deeper look into how today’s challenges can be eliminated with this next-generation solution.

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Ransomware: Why Are Small to Midsize Enterprises Targeted Most Often?

Mar 25, 2022

The majority of cyber-attacks happen to small businesses and midsize enterprises. With the average cost of a cyber-attack close to a quarter of a million dollars, it is not surprising many businesses close within 6-months of a cyber-attack.

According to a survey of managed service providers for SMEs, only 30 percent felt that ransomware was a critical threat, perhaps indicating an attitude that it only affects larger corporations. Smaller businesses may, in fact, be more at risk because of several key factors.

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Gradient Cyber Q1 2022 Update

Gradient Cyber Q1 2022 Update

Mar 24, 2022

Today we look back at our “Top Projects from 2021” and “Look Ahead to 2022”.

2021 was a challenging year for many, but we are thankful to have kept our focus and made progress in so many key areas of our business jointly with our customers’ help and input.

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Want to Enjoy Your Holiday Weekend? Prepare for the Likely Cyberattacks First.

Mar 23, 2022

There is a vast digital crime wave unleashing against public and private sector organizations around the world.

The rise of crimeware, also known as software designed to commit a crime, is so significant that analysts predict the global market could reach a value of $10.5 trillion as soon as 2025.

Ransomware has enjoyed a renaissance as of late. Cring, REvil, Ryuk, Maze, and Conti all make international headlines and are tied to high-profile exploit attempts at market-leading companies worldwide.

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Cybersecurity Legal and Compliance Focus: State of Ransomware

Cybersecurity Legal and Compliance Focus: State of Ransomware

Mar 23, 2022

There is a vast digital crime wave unleashing against public and private sector organizations around the world.

The rise of crimeware, also known as software designed to commit a crime, is so significant that analysts predict the global market could reach a value of $10.5 trillion as soon as 2025.

Ransomware has enjoyed a renaissance as of late. Cring, REvil, Ryuk, Maze, and Conti all make international headlines and are tied to high-profile exploit attempts at market-leading companies worldwide.

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Historic White Hat Hacking Bounties and the Benefits of White Hat Hacking

Historic White Hat Hacking Bounties and the Benefits of White Hat Hacking

Mar 21, 2022

2021 is on-track to be one of the most significant years of all-time when it comes to white hat hacking bounties being paid out for efforts to identify bugs, secure digital infrastructure, and help public and private organizations to be more secured in quickly changing digital environments.

In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about bug bounty programs in 2021 and why they can be such lucrative and tempting options for information security professionals.

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2021 Cybersecurity Guide to Law Firm Data Security – Developing a More Resilient Posture to Emerging Cyber Threats

2021 Cybersecurity Guide to Law Firm Data Security – Developing a More Resilient Posture to Emerging Cyber Threats

Mar 21, 2022

Read on to learn more about the steps law firms must take to develop a more resilient posture to emerging cyber threats.

 

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Is It Time for Your Law Firm to Switch to Managed IT Services?

Is It Time for Your Law Firm to Switch to Managed IT Services?

Mar 20, 2022

Learn about the importance of switching to managed IT services to build cyber resilience within your law firm.

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On-Going Cybersecurity Challenges Faced by Credit Unions and Community Banks

On-Going Cybersecurity Challenges Faced by Credit Unions and Community Banks

Mar 19, 2022

Financial service institutions traditionally relied on making strategic capital investments to complete physical infrastructure projects to secure the valuable assets their customers entrusted them to protect. Think special features such as the New York Federal Reserve's 90-ton steel cylinder door blocking entry to the vault containing the world's largest bullion depository. Today, however, banks are forced to think of security in a more holistic way to counter the ongoing and evolving landscape of cybersecurity challenges. 

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Protecting Account Holders Data Security at Credit Unions and Community Banks

Protecting Account Holders Data Security at Credit Unions and Community Banks

Mar 18, 2022

Learn more about the importance of developing enhanced cybersecurity practices to support credit unions and community banks

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Global Penetration Testing Industry Market Analysis: White Hat Hacking for Enhanced Digital Security

Global Penetration Testing Industry Market Analysis: White Hat Hacking for Enhanced Digital Security

Mar 18, 2022

There has never been a time in global history when penetration testing was more important to governments and companies around the world.

In just the first 4 months of 2021, high profile events such as the State Capitol Attack , SolarWinds attack, and Microsoft Exchange Data Breach have brought a renewed focus to the topic of cyber security by revealing how vulnerable physical and digital infrastructure can be in a rapidly evolving world.

In this article, we will explore the unique market dynamics driving the global penetration market and the immense opportunities available for white hat hackers to apply their skills and help secure our world.

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