ARIA Cybersecurity Blog https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog en Thu, 03 Mar 2022 14:04:06 GMT 2022-03-03T14:04:06Z en Ransomware Attacks: What You Need to Know | ARIA https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/ransomware-attacks-what-you-need-to-know-aria <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/ransomware-attacks-what-you-need-to-know-aria" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%2815%29.png" alt="Ransomware Attacks: What You Need to Know | ARIA" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Ransomware attacks are one of the biggest cyber threats of 2022 and all<br>organizations need to ensure they are adequately protected against them. This is how<br>companies can protect themselves from attacks while staying within their budget.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/ransomware-attacks-what-you-need-to-know-aria" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%2815%29.png" alt="Ransomware Attacks: What You Need to Know | ARIA" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Ransomware attacks are one of the biggest cyber threats of 2022 and all<br>organizations need to ensure they are adequately protected against them. This is how<br>companies can protect themselves from attacks while staying within their budget.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6120848&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%2Fblog%2Fransomware-attacks-what-you-need-to-know-aria&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> cyber attack cybersecurity ransomware Thu, 03 Mar 2022 14:04:05 GMT https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/ransomware-attacks-what-you-need-to-know-aria 2022-03-03T14:04:05Z ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions 5 Reasons Companies Are Denied Cybersecurity Insurance | ARIA https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/machine-learning-ai-in-cybersecurity-solutions <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/machine-learning-ai-in-cybersecurity-solutions" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/Cybersecurity%20Insurance%20Blog%20IMG.jpg" alt="5 Reasons Companies Are Denied Cybersecurity Insurance | ARIA" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="font-size: 16px;">Cybersecurity insurance is an absolute necessity for any business operating in the modern world. However, increasing demand and threats of attacks have made insurance companies much more hesitant to offer claims. Here are some of the most common reasons claims are rejected, and how organizations can ensure they receive the coverage they need.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/machine-learning-ai-in-cybersecurity-solutions" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/Cybersecurity%20Insurance%20Blog%20IMG.jpg" alt="5 Reasons Companies Are Denied Cybersecurity Insurance | ARIA" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="font-size: 16px;">Cybersecurity insurance is an absolute necessity for any business operating in the modern world. However, increasing demand and threats of attacks have made insurance companies much more hesitant to offer claims. Here are some of the most common reasons claims are rejected, and how organizations can ensure they receive the coverage they need.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6120848&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%2Fblog%2Fmachine-learning-ai-in-cybersecurity-solutions&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> cyber attack data breach cybersecurity intrusion response IoT ransomware data protection intrusion detection Malware featured Mon, 07 Feb 2022 21:27:57 GMT https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/machine-learning-ai-in-cybersecurity-solutions 2022-02-07T21:27:57Z ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions ARIA ADR Stops Cyber Attacks With the MITRE ATT&CK Framework | ARIA https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/mitre-attck-framework-aria-adr-is-the-first-fully-automated-solution-built-around-the-industries-only-proven-framework-to-find-and-stop-todays-cyber-attacks <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/mitre-attck-framework-aria-adr-is-the-first-fully-automated-solution-built-around-the-industries-only-proven-framework-to-find-and-stop-todays-cyber-attacks" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/ADR%20Blog%201-14-22.jpg" alt="ARIA ADR Stops Cyber Attacks With the MITRE ATT&amp;CK Framework | ARIA" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>MITRE ATT&amp;CK is built around the premise that the best way to find attacks is by their behaviors. It provides a guide on how to manually track 100s to find attacks at various stages in the kill chain (lifespan). It’s been lauded as the best way to find attacks across the industry from every credible expert. However, it takes great visibility into every piece of IT infrastructure and network surface used by an organization in order to find such behaviors as well as skilled analysts with the right tools to analyze the data from these sources.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/mitre-attck-framework-aria-adr-is-the-first-fully-automated-solution-built-around-the-industries-only-proven-framework-to-find-and-stop-todays-cyber-attacks" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/ADR%20Blog%201-14-22.jpg" alt="ARIA ADR Stops Cyber Attacks With the MITRE ATT&amp;CK Framework | ARIA" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>MITRE ATT&amp;CK is built around the premise that the best way to find attacks is by their behaviors. It provides a guide on how to manually track 100s to find attacks at various stages in the kill chain (lifespan). It’s been lauded as the best way to find attacks across the industry from every credible expert. However, it takes great visibility into every piece of IT infrastructure and network surface used by an organization in order to find such behaviors as well as skilled analysts with the right tools to analyze the data from these sources.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6120848&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%2Fblog%2Fmitre-attck-framework-aria-adr-is-the-first-fully-automated-solution-built-around-the-industries-only-proven-framework-to-find-and-stop-todays-cyber-attacks&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> cyber attack cybersecurity featured Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:27:20 GMT https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/mitre-attck-framework-aria-adr-is-the-first-fully-automated-solution-built-around-the-industries-only-proven-framework-to-find-and-stop-todays-cyber-attacks 2022-01-14T14:27:20Z ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions The Applied Use of AI & Machine Learning in Cybersecurity https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/the-applied-use-of-ai-machine-learning-in-cybersecurity <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/the-applied-use-of-ai-machine-learning-in-cybersecurity" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%2825%29.png" alt="The Applied Use of AI &amp; Machine Learning in Cybersecurity" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>In this first article in a three-part series,&nbsp; we look at machine learning and artificial intelligence and show how it can help modern cybersecurity solutions such as ARIA ADR detect and stop cyberattacks. Stay tuned for future articles that highlight specific machine learning and AI use cases.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/the-applied-use-of-ai-machine-learning-in-cybersecurity" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%2825%29.png" alt="The Applied Use of AI &amp; Machine Learning in Cybersecurity" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>In this first article in a three-part series,&nbsp; we look at machine learning and artificial intelligence and show how it can help modern cybersecurity solutions such as ARIA ADR detect and stop cyberattacks. Stay tuned for future articles that highlight specific machine learning and AI use cases.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6120848&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%2Fblog%2Fthe-applied-use-of-ai-machine-learning-in-cybersecurity&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> cyber attack cybersecurity Fri, 13 Aug 2021 13:41:04 GMT https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/the-applied-use-of-ai-machine-learning-in-cybersecurity 2021-08-13T13:41:04Z ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions Why Next Generation IDS Systems are Flawed https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/why-next-generation-ids-systems-are-flawed <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/why-next-generation-ids-systems-are-flawed" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/hacking%20detected%20image.jpg" alt="Why Next Generation IDS Systems are Flawed" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Next generation intrusion detection systems (IDS) are now integrating detection, investigation and response capabilities. It’s a step in the right direction, but still present a sizable and insurmountable gap in effective attack detection.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/why-next-generation-ids-systems-are-flawed" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/hacking%20detected%20image.jpg" alt="Why Next Generation IDS Systems are Flawed" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Next generation intrusion detection systems (IDS) are now integrating detection, investigation and response capabilities. It’s a step in the right direction, but still present a sizable and insurmountable gap in effective attack detection.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6120848&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%2Fblog%2Fwhy-next-generation-ids-systems-are-flawed&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> cybersecurity intrusion detection Mon, 12 Jul 2021 16:22:59 GMT https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/why-next-generation-ids-systems-are-flawed 2021-07-12T16:22:59Z ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions 9 Types of Cyber Attacks Organizations Need to Prepare For https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/9-types-of-cyber-attacks-organizations-must-prepare-for <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/9-types-of-cyber-attacks-organizations-must-prepare-for" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%286%29.png" alt="types of cyber attacks" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As an IT security professional, you must be hyper-aware of all the possible types of cyber attacks to your network and your business. This has always been one of the most difficult parts of your job, considering the ingenuity and perseverance of the criminals we must guard against, and how frequently cyber attacks can multiply as our systems (and the technology we rely on) evolve and expand. And now, your security operations processes are <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/dont-let-hackers-do-more-harm-during-the-coronavirus-threat">further challenged as your workforce shifts to 100% remote</a>.<br><br>Now is the time to make sure your organization is able to identify and detect the most prevalent, and potentially the most harmful types of cyber security threats against your organization today. The following are nine types of cyber attacks every IT security professional needs to be prepared for.<br><br><br><strong>1. Network intrusion</strong><br>Intrusion refers to any unauthorized activity on your network, stealing valuable resources that result in placing your organization’s security at risk.There are a number of common cyber attack techniques that make up network intrusions, including multi-routing, covert scripts, protocol impersonation, and traffic flooding. <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/understanding-the-strengths-and-limitations-of-your-intrusion-detection-system">Network intrusions</a> often present as unusual behavior, but not necessarily abnormal, which makes them difficult to detect and thus, slip under manual <span style="font-weight: normal;">surveillance</span>.<br><br><strong>2. Ransomware</strong><br>Perhaps the most vicious of security threats posed by cybercriminals, <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/just-what-is-a-ransomware-attack-and-can-you-prevent-one">ransomware</a> seeks to hold business systems hostage for the purpose of extorting money from victims. It is one of the most common cyber attack models being used today, in large part because this type of attack is successful and often results in payouts in the tens of millions. Over the years we’ve seen <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/the-implications-of-wannacry-on-your-critical-data">several examples</a> of why ransomware is one of the most effective and dangerous types of cyber attacks.<br><br>What does a ransomware attack look like? An attack often begins with an on-screen notification that data on your network has been encrypted and will remain inaccessible until the specified ransom has been paid, and a decryption key will follow. Failure to pay results in the key being destroyed, rendering the data inaccessible forever. <br><br><strong>3. Insider threats</strong><br><a href="https://www.ariacybersecurity.com/cybersecurity-products/aria-sds-advanced-detection-and-response/">Security insider threats</a> occur when someone close to an organization with authorized access misuses that access to compromise your company’s data or critical systems. Insiders do not have to be employees; they can also pose as partners, third-party vendors, and contractors. That’s the most difficult aspect of detecting an insider security threat—it begins with humans, not systems.<br><br><strong>4. Brute force attacks</strong><br>We’ve all seen an action movie where the criminal mastermind uses a high-powered computer to cycle through thousands of passwords in order to access a government facility. Well, this common cyber attack is not necessarily the stuff of fiction. That is essentially a <a href="https://www.ariacybersecurity.com/cybersecurity-products/aria-sds-advanced-detection-and-response/">brute force attack</a>—letting the computer do the work, trying possible combinations of usernames and passwords until it finds the right one. <br><br>Among the best defenses against brute force attacks are <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/secure-devops-model-blog">multi-factor authentication</a>, as well as requiring frequent password changes with complex alpha-numerical character combinations, making <a href="https://www.ariacybersecurity.com/cybersecurity-products/threat-detection-response/"><strong><span>threat detection</span></strong></a> more likely.<br><br><strong>5. DDoS attacks</strong><br>A distributed denial of service (<a href="https://www.ariacybersecurity.com/cybersecurity-products/cyber-visibility-security-services/">DDoS</a>) attack takes place when criminals attempt to disrupt normal traffic on a network or to a server or system. Typically this is done by overwhelming the target’s infrastructure with a flood of internet traffic. Think of it like a traffic jam clogging up the highway, preventing normal traffic from arriving at its destination.<br><br><strong>6. Data exfiltration</strong><br><a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/what-do-the-worst-breaches-in-history-all-have-in-common"><strong><span>Data exfiltration</span></strong></a> is the unauthorized movement of data outside of your organization. This common cyber attack is often conducted manually—for example, information stolen with a printer or a thumb drive by someone with access to company systems or through external malicious actors who have gained access. It can also be executed via outbound email, transmitted to a third party as a file attachment, or via file transfer to an insecure local device such as a smartphone, laptop, camera, or external drive.<br><br><strong>7. Malware</strong><br>Short for malicious software, <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/malware-detection-simple-right-blog">malware</a> is code developed by criminals and designed to gain unauthorized access to a network or cause severe damage to data or systems. Malware is typically delivered in the form of a link or file over email and requires the user to click on the link or open the file to execute the malware.It is one of the oldest types of cyber security threats (first appearing in the 1970s) but remains one of the most effective, preying on human nature. <br><br><strong>8. Compromised credentials</strong><br>Also known as credential stuffing, compromised credentials is perhaps the most prevalent emerging cyber threat in 2020, responsible for <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/what-are-the-ramifications-of-a-data-security-breach">breaches</a> at TurboTax, Disney+ and Ring. Imagine you are a subscription streaming service with users who use the same credentials across similar services or related access points, such as Amazon or a bank account. A criminal can use compromised credentials to break into these systems and gain further access, including to your service.<br><br><strong>9. Policy violations</strong><br><a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/devops-application-security-blog">Cybersecurity policies and guidelines</a> outline rules for items such as network access, data access, use of passwords, encryption, as well as dictate a hierarchy of access permissions—that grant users access only to what is necessary for the completion of their work— specifies these rules for individuals, as well as groups of individuals throughout the company. <br><br>These cyber security policies should keep the malicious users out and also exert control over potential risky users within your organization. No matter whether it is your organization that flouts <a href="https://www.ariacybersecurity.com/cybersecurity-products/industry-compliance/">compliance requirements</a> or individuals in your organization that skirt the rules, it creates openings for criminals to take advantage of and access your network and compromise your systems.<br><br></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/9-types-of-cyber-attacks-organizations-must-prepare-for" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%286%29.png" alt="types of cyber attacks" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As an IT security professional, you must be hyper-aware of all the possible types of cyber attacks to your network and your business. This has always been one of the most difficult parts of your job, considering the ingenuity and perseverance of the criminals we must guard against, and how frequently cyber attacks can multiply as our systems (and the technology we rely on) evolve and expand. And now, your security operations processes are <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/dont-let-hackers-do-more-harm-during-the-coronavirus-threat">further challenged as your workforce shifts to 100% remote</a>.<br><br>Now is the time to make sure your organization is able to identify and detect the most prevalent, and potentially the most harmful types of cyber security threats against your organization today. The following are nine types of cyber attacks every IT security professional needs to be prepared for.<br><br><br><strong>1. Network intrusion</strong><br>Intrusion refers to any unauthorized activity on your network, stealing valuable resources that result in placing your organization’s security at risk.There are a number of common cyber attack techniques that make up network intrusions, including multi-routing, covert scripts, protocol impersonation, and traffic flooding. <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/understanding-the-strengths-and-limitations-of-your-intrusion-detection-system">Network intrusions</a> often present as unusual behavior, but not necessarily abnormal, which makes them difficult to detect and thus, slip under manual <span style="font-weight: normal;">surveillance</span>.<br><br><strong>2. Ransomware</strong><br>Perhaps the most vicious of security threats posed by cybercriminals, <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/just-what-is-a-ransomware-attack-and-can-you-prevent-one">ransomware</a> seeks to hold business systems hostage for the purpose of extorting money from victims. It is one of the most common cyber attack models being used today, in large part because this type of attack is successful and often results in payouts in the tens of millions. Over the years we’ve seen <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/the-implications-of-wannacry-on-your-critical-data">several examples</a> of why ransomware is one of the most effective and dangerous types of cyber attacks.<br><br>What does a ransomware attack look like? An attack often begins with an on-screen notification that data on your network has been encrypted and will remain inaccessible until the specified ransom has been paid, and a decryption key will follow. Failure to pay results in the key being destroyed, rendering the data inaccessible forever. <br><br><strong>3. Insider threats</strong><br><a href="https://www.ariacybersecurity.com/cybersecurity-products/aria-sds-advanced-detection-and-response/">Security insider threats</a> occur when someone close to an organization with authorized access misuses that access to compromise your company’s data or critical systems. Insiders do not have to be employees; they can also pose as partners, third-party vendors, and contractors. That’s the most difficult aspect of detecting an insider security threat—it begins with humans, not systems.<br><br><strong>4. Brute force attacks</strong><br>We’ve all seen an action movie where the criminal mastermind uses a high-powered computer to cycle through thousands of passwords in order to access a government facility. Well, this common cyber attack is not necessarily the stuff of fiction. That is essentially a <a href="https://www.ariacybersecurity.com/cybersecurity-products/aria-sds-advanced-detection-and-response/">brute force attack</a>—letting the computer do the work, trying possible combinations of usernames and passwords until it finds the right one. <br><br>Among the best defenses against brute force attacks are <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/secure-devops-model-blog">multi-factor authentication</a>, as well as requiring frequent password changes with complex alpha-numerical character combinations, making <a href="https://www.ariacybersecurity.com/cybersecurity-products/threat-detection-response/"><strong><span>threat detection</span></strong></a> more likely.<br><br><strong>5. DDoS attacks</strong><br>A distributed denial of service (<a href="https://www.ariacybersecurity.com/cybersecurity-products/cyber-visibility-security-services/">DDoS</a>) attack takes place when criminals attempt to disrupt normal traffic on a network or to a server or system. Typically this is done by overwhelming the target’s infrastructure with a flood of internet traffic. Think of it like a traffic jam clogging up the highway, preventing normal traffic from arriving at its destination.<br><br><strong>6. Data exfiltration</strong><br><a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/what-do-the-worst-breaches-in-history-all-have-in-common"><strong><span>Data exfiltration</span></strong></a> is the unauthorized movement of data outside of your organization. This common cyber attack is often conducted manually—for example, information stolen with a printer or a thumb drive by someone with access to company systems or through external malicious actors who have gained access. It can also be executed via outbound email, transmitted to a third party as a file attachment, or via file transfer to an insecure local device such as a smartphone, laptop, camera, or external drive.<br><br><strong>7. Malware</strong><br>Short for malicious software, <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/malware-detection-simple-right-blog">malware</a> is code developed by criminals and designed to gain unauthorized access to a network or cause severe damage to data or systems. Malware is typically delivered in the form of a link or file over email and requires the user to click on the link or open the file to execute the malware.It is one of the oldest types of cyber security threats (first appearing in the 1970s) but remains one of the most effective, preying on human nature. <br><br><strong>8. Compromised credentials</strong><br>Also known as credential stuffing, compromised credentials is perhaps the most prevalent emerging cyber threat in 2020, responsible for <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/what-are-the-ramifications-of-a-data-security-breach">breaches</a> at TurboTax, Disney+ and Ring. Imagine you are a subscription streaming service with users who use the same credentials across similar services or related access points, such as Amazon or a bank account. A criminal can use compromised credentials to break into these systems and gain further access, including to your service.<br><br><strong>9. Policy violations</strong><br><a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/devops-application-security-blog">Cybersecurity policies and guidelines</a> outline rules for items such as network access, data access, use of passwords, encryption, as well as dictate a hierarchy of access permissions—that grant users access only to what is necessary for the completion of their work— specifies these rules for individuals, as well as groups of individuals throughout the company. <br><br>These cyber security policies should keep the malicious users out and also exert control over potential risky users within your organization. No matter whether it is your organization that flouts <a href="https://www.ariacybersecurity.com/cybersecurity-products/industry-compliance/">compliance requirements</a> or individuals in your organization that skirt the rules, it creates openings for criminals to take advantage of and access your network and compromise your systems.<br><br></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6120848&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%2Fblog%2F9-types-of-cyber-attacks-organizations-must-prepare-for&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> cyber attack cybersecurity ransomware intrusion detection Malware Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:19:43 GMT https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/9-types-of-cyber-attacks-organizations-must-prepare-for 2021-07-01T15:19:43Z ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions Just What is a Ransomware Attack, And Can You Prevent One? https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/just-what-is-a-ransomware-attack-and-can-you-prevent-one <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/just-what-is-a-ransomware-attack-and-can-you-prevent-one" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%282%29.png" alt="ransomware attacks" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>A closer look at ransomware: what is it, why is it so devastating, and why aren’t we doing a better job at preventing it? This blog also describes an innovative new cybersecurity solution and shows how it can automatically detect and stop&nbsp; ransomware attacks and other intrusions—before they can do damage.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/just-what-is-a-ransomware-attack-and-can-you-prevent-one" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%282%29.png" alt="ransomware attacks" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>A closer look at ransomware: what is it, why is it so devastating, and why aren’t we doing a better job at preventing it? This blog also describes an innovative new cybersecurity solution and shows how it can automatically detect and stop&nbsp; ransomware attacks and other intrusions—before they can do damage.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6120848&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%2Fblog%2Fjust-what-is-a-ransomware-attack-and-can-you-prevent-one&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> cyber attack cybersecurity data protection Malware Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:45:00 GMT https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/just-what-is-a-ransomware-attack-and-can-you-prevent-one 2021-06-22T15:45:00Z ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions Breaking Down the Colonial Pipeline Cyber Attack https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/breaking-down-the-colonial-pipeline-cyber-attack <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/breaking-down-the-colonial-pipeline-cyber-attack" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%2824%29.png" alt="Breaking Down the Colonial Pipeline Cyber Attack" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>How did the recent Colonial Pipeline cyber attack happen? What could have been done to prevent it? A closer look at the most recent—and potentially most devastating—cyberattack.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/breaking-down-the-colonial-pipeline-cyber-attack" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%2824%29.png" alt="Breaking Down the Colonial Pipeline Cyber Attack" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>How did the recent Colonial Pipeline cyber attack happen? What could have been done to prevent it? A closer look at the most recent—and potentially most devastating—cyberattack.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6120848&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%2Fblog%2Fbreaking-down-the-colonial-pipeline-cyber-attack&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> cyber attack cybersecurity ransomware Thu, 27 May 2021 17:16:49 GMT https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/breaking-down-the-colonial-pipeline-cyber-attack 2021-05-27T17:16:49Z ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions Follow Up: The Microsoft Exchange Attack | ARIA Cybersecurity https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/follow-up-the-microsoft-exchange-attack-aria-cybersecurity <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/follow-up-the-microsoft-exchange-attack-aria-cybersecurity" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%2823%29.png" alt="Follow Up: The Microsoft Exchange Attack | ARIA Cybersecurity" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>While past blogs focused on the initial cyberattack involving Microsoft Exchange Server, this follow-up article takes a much closer look at what really happened--and how similar attacks can be avoided.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/follow-up-the-microsoft-exchange-attack-aria-cybersecurity" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%2823%29.png" alt="Follow Up: The Microsoft Exchange Attack | ARIA Cybersecurity" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>While past blogs focused on the initial cyberattack involving Microsoft Exchange Server, this follow-up article takes a much closer look at what really happened--and how similar attacks can be avoided.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6120848&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%2Fblog%2Ffollow-up-the-microsoft-exchange-attack-aria-cybersecurity&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> cyber attack data breach cybersecurity ransomware Malware Thu, 13 May 2021 13:07:46 GMT https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/follow-up-the-microsoft-exchange-attack-aria-cybersecurity 2021-05-13T13:07:46Z ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions The Top 10 Most Significant Data Breaches Of 2020 https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/the-top-10-most-significant-data-breaches-of-2020 <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/the-top-10-most-significant-data-breaches-of-2020" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%2821%29.png" alt="The Top 10 Most Significant Data Breaches Of 2020" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="background-color: #fcfcfc;">Most everyone agrees that 2020 was a loss-leader of a year.&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/the-top-10-most-significant-data-breaches-of-2020" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/hubfs/HS%20Blogs%20-%2080x480%20%2821%29.png" alt="The Top 10 Most Significant Data Breaches Of 2020" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="background-color: #fcfcfc;">Most everyone agrees that 2020 was a loss-leader of a year.&nbsp;</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6120848&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%2Fblog%2Fthe-top-10-most-significant-data-breaches-of-2020&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.ariacybersecurity.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> cyber attack data breach cybersecurity data protection Thu, 29 Apr 2021 17:47:35 GMT https://blog.ariacybersecurity.com/blog/the-top-10-most-significant-data-breaches-of-2020 2021-04-29T17:47:35Z ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions