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NSA Advisory Suggests Cyber Hygiene Still Needs Attention

by Calyptix, November 17, 2020

Bad actors are always looking for access to networks of interest and business systems. Vulnerabilities and software flaws are an ongoing concern. We need to be vigilant. Yet the fact that the NSA in October warned against state-sponsored hackers exploiting “publicly known vulnerabilities” suggests cyber hygiene still isn’t getting enough … Continue reading

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Defense Contractors to Prove Cybersecurity Maturity

by Calyptix, November 3, 2020

The Department of Defense is not about to compromise on cybersecurity. In January 2020 it released its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to “enhance the protection of controlled unclassified information.” This article examines the expectations of the CMMC and what it means to defense contractors. The CMMC standardizes cybersecurity expectations … Continue reading

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What MSP Regulations Mean for Your Business

by Calyptix, October 13, 2020

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. When government is targeted, politicians take note. Attacks on Louisiana public agencies led the state to pass the first-ever bill specifically regulating managed service providers (MSPs). Here’s what you can do about changing MSP regulations. Our most recent blog outlined the basics of the … Continue reading

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Big Easy state cracks down with MSP Regulation

by Calyptix, September 29, 2020

Two decades ago, Managed Service Providers (MSP) barely existed. Two years ago, there were still a huge number of people who had no idea what an MSP was or did. In June 2020, the state of Louisiana passed legislation specifically regulating MSPs.  “It’s been a fight for a long time … Continue reading

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Is your SMB Remote Access Software Secure?

by Calyptix, August 31, 2020

Remote access software is widely used by small businesses for work-from-home. Yet there are security problems. Adding layers can help shore up protections. In 2020, the number of people working remotely jumped dramatically. Yet unsafe work-from-home solutions increase the small business’s attack surface. Adding layers of online protection can help … Continue reading

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Calyptix Security Releases AccessEnforcer 5.0 Beta to Add Network Authentication for Microsoft RDP and SSH Access

by Calyptix, August 4, 2020

Charlotte, NC – Calyptix Security Corporation, maker of the AccessEnforcer® UTM Firewall, today announced the release of AccessEnforcer 5.0 Beta at CompTIA ChannelCon Online which adds GatekeeperTM and Geo Fence, innovative new features for small business to secure remote access to potentially vulnerable systems and provide a work from home … Continue reading

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MSP Ransomware Attacks Explode in 2019

by Calyptix, December 9, 2019

For managed service providers, 2019 may be remembered as the year when ransomware attacks surged.

See why MSPs and their clients are targeted and see examples of attacks that have closed MSP businesses and shut down city governments.

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Filed under : Malware , Top threats

NSA Warns of HTTPS Inspection Risks

by Calyptix, November 25, 2019

A new NSA report warns of the dangers of products that decrypt HTTPS traffic for inspection.

See why the NSA says you need to closely control TLS Inspection products, and see why they aren’t the only ones warning about “TLS break and inspect.”

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Filed under : Research , Top threats
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