Is Your MSSP Doing Everything They Can to Treat Ransomware Breach Face? 

Treat Ransomware Breach Face

Thousands of businesses are affected by ransomware attacks every day. 

According to a recent report by Cybersecurity Ventures, ransomware attacks are projected to cost businesses $11.5 billion in 2023, up from $325 million in 2015. This indicates a significant increase in the number of ransomware attacks and their impact on businesses. 

So, is your MSSP doing everything it can to avoid #RBF?  

What is Ransomware Breach Face?

Ransomware Breach face happens to people who unintentionally appear surprised, shocked, saddened, and frightened when they accidentally cause a cyber breach within their company. This expression is what we like to call #RBF or Ransomware Breach Face.  

#RBF can cause major disruptions to business operations, as well as financial losses and damage to an organization’s reputation.  

Learn more about the anatomy of #RBF here.  

#RBF can cause major disruptions to business operations, as well as financial losses and damage to an organization’s reputation.  So, regardless of your initial reaction, it is important for individuals to take steps to protect themselves from the consequences of a ransomware attack, including reporting the attempt to the appropriate authorities and changing any compromised passwords.

The 2 main causes of Ransomware Breach Face

The main cause of #RBF is twofold. At the endpoint, the main cause is human error and from a security standpoint, the main cause of Ransomware Breach Face is lack of visibility into the security environment.

Human error occurs when employees make mistakes such as downloading suspicious attachments, visiting malicious websites, or sharing sensitive information with unauthorized people, leading to a breach. In many cases, these actions are performed unknowingly, but they can have serious consequences. The end result of a ransomware attack caused by human error is often downtime/outages, financial loss, or reputational damage.

The second major cause of RBF is lack of visibility. Many organizations lack visibility into their network and endpoint activities, making it difficult to detect and respond to cyber threats in a timely manner. In many cases, cybercriminals will use encryption and other methods to hide their tracks, making it difficult for organizations to detect a ransomware attack until it is too late. This lack of visibility can lead to RBF and other significant consequences for the business.

How MSSP’s can reduce the impact of #RBF 

With the two most common causes of Ransomware Breach Face being human error and lack of visibility, is your MSSP doing everything it can to mitigate the effects of these two common challenges in cybersecurity?

Below are some best practices everyone should be getting from their MSSP to treat #RBF:

  • 24/7/365 security analysts and incident responders: By monitoring your network at all hours, your MSSP can quickly recognize abnormal activity and take immediate action to keep cybercriminals out of your system, at any time.
  • Highly Certified SOC: Highly certified SOC teams prove that the vendor has the necessary skills and ability to deploy and monitor your company’s IT infrastructure using MXDR best practices.
  • Automation: Automated processes proactively alert key members of your security teams, ingest data and coordinate responses, to help your team respond faster. This reduces attacker dwell time and effectively helps to mitigate risk.
  • Capabilities to derive playbook integrations: Integrating the security product into other parts of your security infrastructure, including SIEMs, ticket tracking systems, or other threat intelligence sources.
  • Customized CMDB: MSSPs should offer customized CMDB to improve IT operations by providing a complete view of the organization’s IT environment, including hardware, software, applications, and services. This helps organizations make better-informed decisions about their IT infrastructure and reduces the risk of downtime and outages.
  • Threat hunting: Hunting for potentially threatening activity not identified by current technologies’ detection capabilities.
  • Live and On Demand Reporting: Comprehensive dashboards and real-time reporting capabilities, like the Difenda Shield can maximize visibility across your entire organization.
  • Unified People, Processes, and Technology: Simply put, technology alone won’t solve all your problems. Your MSSP needs to align all the people, processes and technologies in your network for a streamlined and efficient security system.

Difenda Can Help Fix Your Face 

Difenda provides a range of professional and managed security services, powered by Microsoft Security to help organizations protect against cyber threats and treat Ransomware Breach Face. Some of the key services include:

  1. 24/7/365 security monitoring and incident response: With round-the-clock monitoring, Difenda’s security analysts can quickly identify and respond to any security incidents, including ransomware attacks.
  2. Advanced threat detection and response: Difenda’s solutions are equipped with advanced threat detection capabilities, including real-time monitoring, threat hunting, and automated incident response. This helps to quickly identify and respond to threats before they can cause significant harm.
  3. Customized security solutions: Difenda offers customized security solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs and requirements of each organization. This helps to ensure that the security measures in place are effective and appropriate for the company’s unique environment.
  4. Compliance and regulatory support: Difenda’s security solutions are designed to help organizations comply with a variety of industry regulations, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, and others. This helps to reduce the risk of regulatory fines and legal liability.
  5. Ongoing training and education: Difenda offers ongoing training and education for employees to help them understand the importance of cyber security and how to best protect themselves and the company.

By partnering with Difenda, organizations can benefit from the expertise and experience of a team of security professionals, who work to help keep their systems and data secure.

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Megan Miller’s energy and passion for learning flow into all aspects of her work. As the Growth Manager, North America, she brings a background in sciences which she has transitioned to the tech sector in her role at Difenda.

With a Bachelors of Science in Geology, Megan is a lifelong learner who is voracious about learning anything she can get her hands on about cybersecurity. Her positive energy has built a sales strategy with a focus on expanding in the United States while nurturing the Canadian presence. She is responsible for recruiting and training the sales team. Together with the company’s leadership, she creates the sales process and the company’s product strategy in order to better serve the customer base. This ensures that our customers have a highly trained and highly motivated team to help them every step of the way, Megan has completed Microsoft SC-900 training and working towards mastering Microsoft.

Whether at work or play, Megan is fully committed. She took her love of hockey all the way to the semi-professional level as a competitive hockey player. Megan loves all things sports including water skiing, scuba diving, cycling, and snowboarding. She also enjoys time with family and reading about alternative energy, innovation, and cybersecurity.

Natasha Phanor

As the Microsoft Partner Manager at Difenda, Natasha Phanor is responsible for driving growth within our Microsoft Partnership. With six years in the industry, she offers a fresh, energetic approach, and the ability to focus on our customer’s needs throughout the entire process. Natasha has the innate ability to foresee customer needs and solve problems before they arise, which creates a smooth road for each customer she encounters.

As the recipient of the Outstanding Services Partner of the Year Award in 2018, it is clear that Natasha responds quickly to customer needs, creates a platform for understanding a customer’s business requirements, and walks them through the process to ensure their complete satisfaction.

In her spare time, Natasha is as energetic and passionate as she is on the job. A self-proclaimed foodie-extraordinaire, she enjoys dinner parties, traveling, downhill skiing, hiking, biking, and reading. Natasha has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Dance, from Ryerson University.

Lisa Templeton

Lisa Templeton is the perfect combination of human empathy and technological prowess. In her role as People Services Manager, she takes care of our team members to support them in their daily work, as well as on their personal life paths. Happy employees make for happy customers, and Lisa excels in giving our employees the tools they need for success in order to become the best possible versions of themselves. Along with employee formation, she shines in the service delivery support domain to continuously improve the process. Her 24 years of experience in IT Operations and Service Management help her create quality and efficiency at Difenda.

Having attended the Information Systems Management certificate program at Ryerson University, and with various other certifications to her credit, Lisa is perceptive and innovative when it comes to information technology, but also sensitive to the needs of her human constituents. Responsible for achieving the first privately owned company HDI Support Center certification in Canada, she has also designed and implemented Service Management excellence programs and 24×7 IT Operations departments for multiple IT organizations, and has created corporate rewards and recognition programs to keep her employees engaged and motivated.

On the personal side, Lisa passionately supports the cause of breast cancer research, having lost her mother to the disease. She reads voraciously in her spare time, and enjoys the art of home renovation. The summer months also bring time on her boat and exploring new hiking trails.

Miranda McCurdy

Miranda McCurdy uses her myriad super powers in all aspects of her job and personal life. As the Marketing Director at Difenda, Miranda McCurdy brings over a decade of experience to the table, which includes expertise in all facets of operations, brand management, and content marketing, as well as a multitude of successful strategies for the ever-expanding digital world. She is an expert at simplifying the message the company is trying to send, filling in gaps in the information, and strengthening the content in order to create compelling narratives that strengthen the brand and developing programs that bring teams together.

With several Addy Awards issued by the American Advertising Federation Cleveland to her credit, and her never say die attitude, Miranda understands both the broader picture and the minute details that are needed to successfully market a product. With her abilities to harness both the talent needed to spread the message, as well as to create the message itself, she is an integral cog in the company’s ability to communicate with customers and other stakeholders.

When she is not building a brand, she shares her ability to fill the gaps in her community by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics, and the Charleston Food Bank. In her spare time, Miranda spends time with her family, enjoys fitness and health, paddle boarding, reading, and arts and crafts.

Juliana Zaremba

Connections are the name of the game for Juliana Zaremba. As Strategic Partnerships Director, she is responsible for Difenda’s channel partnerships and the development and ownership of the channel partner program. She is also responsible for the global Microsoft Partnership, including the creation of strategic plans with MSFT contacts that will facilitate the continued growth of the business and establish certification and training protocols in all security technologies. Her role is multifaceted, as she acquires partners, manages relationships with them, and develops strategies that will provide cutting edge security solutions to our customer base. Another integral aspect of her job is to facilitate growth.

With a Bachelor’s in Math from the University of Waterloo and 14 years of experience from her previous roles at Herjavec Group and CDW, her cutting edge focus and ability to develop long-lasting relationships and strategies provides world class security solutions to our customer base.

Juliana thrives on connections outside of work as well. She is a philanthropist and contributor with Women4Change based in Hamilton. This group of local women is passionate about supporting local causes, and she focuses her efforts around Women in STEM. She is also a member of Club Italia in Niagara Falls and supports their youth events throughout the year.

When not managing the Microsoft Global partnership, Juliana enjoys reading, often reading several books at once. Juliana enjoys exploring the Niagara Escarpment with her family, as well as sharing meals and experiences with her extended family. Juliana’s competitive nature has her always trying new things, like Whoop band challenges and Peloton.

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