Almost every day we are getting calls and emails from people who know someone (customer, supplier, friend) who has been hit with some kind of malware, usually ransomware. Fortunately, none of our clients have fallen into this category, and we are doing everything to keep it that way. However, we are also not the type to sit and wait for it. We are constantly reviewing our standard baseline to see what we can do better and mitigate the threat.
I mentioned before that we were going to raise our baseline to remain consistent with CMMC compliance, the requirements of our customers who are DoD suppliers, and we are going to start that right now by implementing some tighter security to meet the current threat level. This includes:
- Tighter email security (forcing sender verification and making sure people know your email is actually coming from you).
- Stricker security settings on all servers and workstations.
- Tweaking the security software to be more “aggressive” in screening for malware.
- A heightened emphasis on end user awareness and incident response.
This is going to be a work in progress and a constant plan-do-check-act circle. But, rest assured, we are all over this and will be very proactive with the implementation of measures to combat this “plague” of ransomware, etc.
Please call or email us with any questions or concerns.
~ Pearce and the Gang