IT Support RI

IT Support in RI

SecurityRI.com is a complete security solution provider establishing top IT support in RI. As a MSSP (managed security service provider) we not only dedicate ourselves to IT support, although IT support which is integrated with security.

What is managed IT Support?

Managed IT security support that provides an organization with some amount of cybersecurity monitoring and management, which may include virus and spam blocking, intrusion detection, firewalls and virtual private network (VPN) management. An MSSP can also handle system changes, modifications and upgrades.Organizations may either outsource all or aspects of their IT security functions to MSSPs. MSSPs will typically provide some level of continuous security monitoring, vulnerability risk assessment, threat intelligence and intrusion management.

What sets SecurityRI.com apart?

When you’re choosing SecurityRI.com for IT Support or any additional services, we become part of your agency. Outsourcing your IT support is similar to gaining a CIO and an entire IT department. Not only is SecurityRI.com increasing your companies efficiency, protecting from threats, we’re also recommending the latest technology and consulting with your business team.

How can I get started?

SecurityRI.com provides free network assessments for anyone looking for IT support in RI. The network assessment entails the following:

  • Diagnose slowness, problems or concerns you may have with your network. Our IT technicians will convert the highly confusing tech-terminology into plain English language on what is causing the issues.
  • Confirm you have proper security updates in place
  • Verify your backup procedure and ensure it’s operating correctly.
  • Check the integrity of your server(s) and workstations
  • Monitor your overall system performance
  • Answer any questions you may have with the Health Check

Schedule today for free – https://www.securityri.com/free-network-assessment/

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Providence Business News

Awarded Top 5 Fastest Growing Company in Rhode Island by Providence Business News

Top 5 Fastest Growing Company in Rhode Island by Providence Business News

We’re proud to announce Providence Business News has ranked SecurityRI.com in the Top 5 Fastest Growing Company Category for 2018.

Twenty local companies have earned a spot on PBN’s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, along with 13 enterprises chosen among the state’s most innovative companies in the 2018 edition of PBN’s Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies program.

We’ll be joining the additional honorees on September 25th at the Crowne Plaza for the final top rankings in each of the revenue caterogies. This will be PBN’s 7th Annual Fastest Growing & Most Innovative Companies Awards Dinner & Ceremony. Congratulations to all the honorees! And thank you Providence Business News!

Providence Business News

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Cyber Attacks on Banks

Exposing Weaknesses in Bank’s Cyber Security

Penetration tests are finding that banks are becoming guilty of web application vulnerabilities, and insufficient network security measures. As soon as the attackers access the internal network, they find that the network is secured no better than companies in other industries.

One weak element throughout banks, is the human factor. Attackers can bypass the best protected network perimeter using techniques, such as Phishing. The Phishing message can be sent to bank employees both at their work and personal email addresses. The Phishing method for bypassing the network perimeter has been used by almost every bank attacker.

Positive Technologies, generated a test which indicated – employees at 75% of banks reviewed had clicked on links in phishing messages, and those at 25% of banks entered their credentials in a fake authentication form. At 25% of banks, at least one employee ran a malicious attachment on their work computer. Penetration testers succeeded in obtaining access to financial applications in 58% of cases. At 25% of banks, they were able to compromise the workstations used for the management of automatic teller machines (ATM’s), which means the banks tested were vulnerable to techniques similar to ones used by Cobalt and other cyber-criminal gangs in actual attacks.

Moving money to criminal-controlled accounts through interbank transfers, a favorite method of the Lazarus and MoneyTaker groups, was possible at 17% of tested banks, while at the same proportion of banks, card processing systems were poorly defended, which would enable attackers to manipulate the balance of card accounts. Such attacks were recorded in early 2017 against banks in Eastern Europe.

An attacker collects the following information about the bank:

  • Information about network perimeter systems and software
  • Employees (including email addresses, telephones, positions, and names)
  • Partners and contractors, as well as their systems and employees
  • Business processes

Examples of preparatory actions:

  • Developing or adapting malicious software for the software and OS versions used in the bank
  • Preparing phishing emails
  • Setting up infrastructure (including domain registration, server rental, and purchase
  • of exploits)
  • Preparing the infrastructure for money laundering and cash withdrawal
  • Searching for money mules
  • Testing the infrastructure and malicious software

Conclusion

Penetration testing can indicate your organization’s weaknesses and how an attacker can wrongfully enter your system(s). Understanding how you can be hacked will help create a barrier to prevent breaches in the future. The key is to remember that if an attack is detected and stopped in time, intruders can be thwarted. Preventing losses is possible at any stage if appropriate protective measures are taken. Email attachments should be checked in an isolated environment (sandbox), instead of relying solely on endpoint antivirus solutions. It is critical to configure notifications from protection systems and react to notifications immediately. Therefore security events must be monitored by an internal or external security operations center (SOC) with use of security information and event management (SIEM) solutions, which significantly facilitate and improve processing of information security events. Cybercrime is continuing to evolve and advance quickly, making it crucial that instead of hiding incidents, banks pool their knowledge by sharing information on industry attacks, learning more about relevant indicators of compromise, and helping to spread awareness throughout the industry.

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Office 365

Email Safety Tips Using Office 365

Office 365 is Creating a Safer Email Process

Microsoft has created a platform to help protect you and your business. The new Office 365 works well against spam, phishing and malware prevention. Today it has become difficult to determine if an email is an attack or legitimate source. This is why businesses must invest in a secure solution.

Below you will find some great security features. Also, understand that Office 365 is much more than a safer solution, it can eliminate unnecessary tasks, increase workflow and organize your entire email system.

The top safety tip Office 365 has invested in, is the color coded safety tip message feature. Office 365 will WARN you about potentially harmful messages. Most messages in your inbox won’t have a safety tip. You’ll only see them when EOP and Office 365 has information you need to help prevent spam, phishing, and malware attacks. If safety tips do show up on in your inbox, you can use the following examples to learn more about each type of safety tip. – Microsoft 

We will provide additional information regarding Office 365, and appropriate email safety in our future blog postings. In closing, note that it’s unlikely for outside sources to harm Office 365. It’s more likely breaches will occur due to improper configurations or human error.

As always, be safe and aware at all times!

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Locations

Corporate Headquarters
58 Waterman Avenue - North Providence RI 02911

MA Office
14 Holly Lane - Westport MA 02790

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