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Web App and API Attacks Surge 257% in Financial Services

Web App and API Attacks Surge 257% in Financial Services

The volume of web application and API attacks detected over the past 12 months surged by 3.5 times year-on-year in the financial services sector, the highest of any vertical, according to Akamai. The cloud security vendor’s latest State of the Internet report, Enemy at the Gates, is based on analysis of global customer traffic during the period October 01 2021 to September 26 2022 . The growth in threats targeting web apps and APIs is reflective of the increasing investment financial...

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Companies Spend $1197 Per Employee Yearly to Address Cyber-Attacks

Companies Spend $1197 Per Employee Yearly to Address Cyber-Attacks

Companies pay an average of $1197 per employee yearly to address successful cyber incidents against email services, cloud collaboration apps or services and browsers. Security researchers at Perception Point shared the findings with Infosecurity before publishing them in a new white paper this month. According to the new data, the above figures exclude compliance fines, ransomware mitigation costs and losses from non-operational processes, all of which can cause further spending. The survey,...

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CISA Publishes Multi-Factor Authentication Guidelines to Tackle Phishing

CISA Publishes Multi-Factor Authentication Guidelines to Tackle Phishing

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published two fact sheets designed to highlight threats against accounts and systems using certain forms of multi-factor authentication (MFA). “CISA strongly urges all organizations to implement phishing-resistant MFA to protect against phishing and other known cyber-threats,” the Agency wrote, commenting on the news. The first of the two documents describes multiple methods threat actors have used to gain access to MFA...

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Cybersecurity in the Workplace: 4 Tips to Keep Your Business Safe and Secure

Cybersecurity in the Workplace: 4 Tips to Keep Your Business Safe and Secure

Keeping information safe and secure is challenging developments for businesses of all sizes over the last few years. Expeditious shifts from in-person to online to hybrid workplaces forced companies to change, or at least reexamine, their cybersecurity practices and protocols, and far too often they weren’t prepared. In fact, according to CyberEdge’s Cyberthreat Defense Report, 85% of organizations suffered from a successful cyberattack in 2021.   Now, businesses who have suffered cyberattacks...

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Mobile, Cloud and Email Are Top Threat Vectors For 2023

Mobile, Cloud and Email Are Top Threat Vectors For 2023

Tech executives consider business email compromise (BEC), ransomware and attacks on cloud management interfaces as the threats most likely to increase from this year to the next, and singled out mobile, email and cloud as the main attack vectors for 2023, according to PwC.   The consulting giant polled 3522 business, tech and security execs to compile its 2023 Global Digital Trust Insights report. Over half hailed from companies with over $1bn in revenue, and 16% from firms with $10bn or...

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IRS Warns of “Industrial Scale” Smishing Surge

IRS Warns of “Industrial Scale” Smishing Surge

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has warned US taxpayers of an “exponential” increase in text-based phishing attempts and urged users to report campaigns to help the government disrupt them. In a news alert yesterday, the tax agency said it had identified thousands of fake domains so far in 2022, which are used to facilitate the so-called “smishing” scams. These are designed to steal victims’ personal and financial information. Spoofed to appear as if sent from the IRS, these text messages...

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California Signs Internet Privacy Legislation to Boost Children’s Safety Online

California Signs Internet Privacy Legislation to Boost Children’s Safety Online

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act into law. The new legislation, signed by Newsom on September 15, 2022 and passed by the state congress in late August, will implement some of the strictest privacy requirements for children in the US, especially in relation to social media. The law restricts apps' ability to collect data on anyone 18 or younger and requires them to implement their 'highest privacy standards' for children and teenagers. ...

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Global Ransomware Damages to Exceed $30bn by 2023

Global Ransomware Damages to Exceed $30bn by 2023

Nearly half of breaches during the first six months of 2022 involved stolen credentials, Switzerland-based cybersecurity company Acronis reported in its Mid-Year Cyberthreat Report, published on August 24, 2022. It will come as no surprise to learn that the cybercriminals’ prime goal in using these credentials is to launch ransomware attacks, which “continue to be the number one threat to large and medium-sized businesses, including government organizations,” the report added. To extract these...

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Eight Benefits of Securing Data Using a VPN

Eight Benefits of Securing Data Using a VPN

Having an internet connection is an easy way to get the information you need. That is why no matter where you are, be it at home, in the office, in a restaurant or on the road, there is often a Wi-Fi network to connect to. This situation comes with the risk of being hacked, often resulting in the victims losing data. That is why it is of utmost importance to know how to protect your data. One way of tackling such risks is using a virtual private network (VPN). What is the Need for a VPN? When...

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Is It Bad to Give Employees Too Many Tech Options?

Is It Bad to Give Employees Too Many Tech Options?

  When it comes to technology, offering "employee choice" can help attract new employees and keep current workers happy. But is there a downside to offering too much choice? I’ve long believed companies should offer workers a choice in the technology they use in the office and when working remote. Doing so lets employees use what they feel is the best choice of devices for their work, it can help attract and retain staff, it lessens the likelihood workers will go rogue and source their...

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Average American Accesses Suspicious Sites 6.5 Times a Day

Average American Accesses Suspicious Sites 6.5 Times a Day

Data generated by OnePoll from April 28 to May 3 2022 on behalf of AT&T shows that the average person happens upon a suspicious online site or social media account 6.5 times a day. The recent survey of 2000 general population Americans also found that 54% of consumers said they were unaware of the difference between active and passive security threats, with the majority being reactive as opposed to proactive about their password security. Of those surveyed, 42% still use the same password...

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NIST Updates Healthcare Security Guidance

NIST Updates Healthcare Security Guidance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated its cybersecurity guidance for protecting healthcare data. The draft update will provide a more practical guide for healthcare providers to comply with government rules on personal health data security, it claimed. The initial draft of the document is titled ‘Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule: A Cybersecurity Resource Guide, (800-66).’ This draft is the second revision...

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Financial Firms Failing to Fix Authentication Breaches

Financial Firms Failing to Fix Authentication Breaches

Financial firms are failing to strengthen their authentication technologies, even after a breach, according to research into the industry. As many as four in five financial services organizations had experienced a breach where authentication weaknesses was a factor. However, 63% failed to update their authentication systems after the attack. According to the report by Vanson Bourne – The State of Authentication in the Finance Industry  – 85% of financial services firms had experienced a...

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Vendor Ransomware Attack Impacts 660 Healthcare Organizations

Vendor Ransomware Attack Impacts 660 Healthcare Organizations

Accounts receivable management agency Professional Finance Company (PFC) suffered a ransomware attack that impacted 660 of its healthcare organization clients.   Professional Finance Company (PFC), an accounts receivable management agency based in Greeley, Colorado, disclosed a ransomware attack that impacted 660 of its healthcare organization clients. According to a notice on its website, PFC “detected and stopped a sophisticated ransomware attack in which an unauthorized third party...

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What Law Firms Need to Know About Cybersecurity

What Law Firms Need to Know About Cybersecurity

Law firms have exactly what cyber attackers want – confidential and sensitive data, PII, intellectual property, contract details, trade secrets and important case information – with (typically) little security. Lawyers are bound to the attorney-client privilege, which means they must make every effort to keep all client information confidential. This would include prioritizing cybersecurity since much confidential client data is held within digital and technological systems. The ABA released a...

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Managed IT services are the practice of outsourcing a company’s IT support needs to a third party organization that specializes in these services.  It is a pro-active approach to managing the IT infrastructure of any company that has more than a handful of computers.  Organizations usually delegate IT operations to Managed IT Service Providers (MSPs) to address those types of responsibilities. This model is an alternative to the more reactive, break-fix or on-demand outsourcing model.  InVision Technology Solutions offers 4 different Managed Service Plans along with break-fix options for small and medium sized companies in the Phoenix Metro area.

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Do you have written, guaranteed response time?

Yes, we guarantee a 1hr response time for all our managed service clients, however usually it is less than 10 minutes. It is written in our service agreements.

Do you keep track of IT inventory?

Yes, for clients on our managed service plans, we have developed a system which provides detailed information about their IT infrastructure for all systems covered by their plan, including all digital and physical assets.

Are your IT technicians US based?

Yes, all our IT consultants are in the Phoenix Metro Area. Every client has two dedicated engineers assigned and they are all based locally

Do you sell Cisco hardware?

Yes, we are a Select Certified Cisco Partner. We resell and support Cisco products.

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After searching for months for a full-service IT solution and support provider, we found InVision Technology Solutions four years ago.  Since that time, InVision, and its President, Sandra Juarez, have helped improve the many facets of our IT infrastructure, accommodating company growth, and in a manner that provides excellent service and protects our Company.  InVision employees are knowledgeable, staying up to date on the ever-changing IT industry and, overall, its services fit well within our Company budget.  I highly recommend InVision Technology Solutions as a full-service, IT solution and support provider.

Tony Avalos

Financial Controller, The Quantum Group, USA, LLC

As a medical practice, we heavily rely on technology and quick access to our data in order to provide the best care to our patients. Since we hired InVision Technology Solutions, over 10 years ago, we felt like we finally could focus entirely on patient care rather than being distracted by constant IT issues. They are reliable, professional and knowledgeable. Not only they address issues at hand, but they anticipate, prepare and address potential IT threats before they can hinder our operations.

 

Ania Leyko, MBA

Finance Manager, Allergy Asthma Clinic, Ltd

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