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How to Prevent Ransomware Spreading Via Active Directory

Ransomware damages from cybercrime are expected to hit $6 trillion by the end of 2021, up from $20 billion in 2020 and $11.5 billion in 2019. The number of ransomware attacks will not only increase but we will see new forms of it with more sophistication and disruption than ever.   Hackers are constantly evolving their […]

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How to Prevent Ransomware Spreading Via Active Directory

Ransomware damages from cybercrime are expected to hit $6 trillion by the end of 2021, up from $20 billion in 2020 and $11.5 billion in 2019. The number of ransomware attacks will not only increase but we will see new forms of it with more sophistication and disruption than ever.   Hackers are constantly evolving their […]

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Make strong password management a priority

Good password hygiene mitigates risk According to research, the majority of people use simple and easy-to-remember passwords because it is convenient. You must remember that if a password is easy for you to remember then it is easy for a hacker to crack and therefore leaves you highly vulnerable to a data breach. NordPass’s 200 […]

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Cybercriminals are abusing Excel to distribute malware

Threat actors are increasingly adopting Excel 4.0 documents as an initial stage vector to distribute malware such as ZLoader and Quakbot. A macro is a series of commands that you can use to automate a repeated task, and can be run when you have to perform the task. However, there are risks involved when you […]

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Smarttech247 Cyber Threat Reports

Threat Reports are reports created by Smarttech247 based on high and critical severity vulnerabilities that may have a high potential to be exploited in the wild i.e. vulnerabilities that are present in most used products by companies and do not have an auto-update option or they are usually not automatically updated in case that could […]

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Conti Ransomware: Facts, Figures and Advice

On Friday, 14th May, Conti ransomware hit the HSE (Health Service Executive) forcing them to shut down all of their IT systems, which still remain down as of today, Monday, 17th May. The outage has led to widespread disruption in Ireland’s healthcare system causing limited access to diagnostics and medical records and slow response times. […]

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How MDR Helps To Neutralise Ransomware

The lasting impact of remote working has led to dramatic changes in how business is done and is triggering an unprecedented expansion of the attack surface. Ransomware attacks have exploded since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, further complicating the myriad operational challenges facing cybersecurity professionals. Ransomware damages from cybercrime are expected to hit […]

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Smarttech247 Extends Strategic Partnership with Microsoft

Smarttech247 extends its Cloud MDR operations with the additional of Microsoft Security Technology to its portfolio! CORK, IRELAND, April 6th 2021 – Smarttech247 have recently extended its partnership with Microsoft to offer global customers the opportunity to identify and stop threats before they cause harm, with SIEM reinvented for a modern world.   Smarttech247, a Managed Detection & Response (MDR) company, today announced […]

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Smarttech247 and Tanium Announce Strategic Partnership

CORK, IRELAND, March 23, 2021 – Smarttech247 has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Tanium, the provider of endpoint management and security built for the world’s most demanding IT environments. The two organisations will work together to provide endpoint management solutions to mid-market enterprises. Smarttech247 is a MDR (Managed Detection and […]

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Summary: Active exploitation of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange

Summary from the Joint Cybersecurity Advisory between the FBI and CISA An advisory was created by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to highlight the cyber threat associated with active exploitation of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange on-premises products. The FBI and CISA assessed that nation-state actors and […]

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Cybersecurity Threats faced by Pharmaceutical Companies in 2021

Pharmaceutical companies are prime targets for cybercriminals, which is attributed to the large amounts of sensitive and personal data they collect and store. This data is also incredibly valuable as it is often related to pharmaceutical and medial advances, technologies, and sensitive patient information. Additionally, the industry follows strict privacy guidelines regarding the safeguarding of […]

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