5 Reasons Leapfrog Has Elevated EDR to a Must-Have Security Tool in 2022

EDR, or endpoint detection and response, is a buzzword for a reason. EDR combines artificial intelligence (AI), next-gen antivirus, and other technologies into a single, integrated cybersecurity solution that’s a game-changer in today’s threat environment. It detects and contains known and unknown security threats originating from any endpoint connected to your network and blocks the threats …

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U.S. Companies Could Be Vulnerable to Cyber Warfare

The U.S. economy may become a battleground in the Russia-Ukraine crisis even if our military doesn’t officially become engaged. As both sides (and their sympathizers) seek to use any weapons they may have, including cyber, U.S. businesses should reassess their cyber risk to protect against getting caught in the crossfire. Cyber for offense and defense …

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How To Stay In Compliance When Employees Work From Home — or From Anywhere

Your employees need to stay in compliance regardless of where they’re working. When employees Work From Home (WFH) or Work From Anywhere (WFA), the risk to your systems increases — breaches, malware, ransomware, device and network access, social engineering, the temptation to use workarounds, and other threats are more likely when people work away from …

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The Kaseya Ransomware Attack, the Supply-Chain Threat, and What You Can Do

There has been a lot of news and some speculation about the ransomware attack on the Kaseya VSA software.  Here’s what’s happened so far. Cybercriminals exploited several vulnerabilities on Kaseya’s VSA on-premises product to attempt to install ransomware onto computers and servers managed by the Kaseya VSA. IT departments and MSPs use the VSA software …

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How To Qualify for Cyber Insurance As Claims Skyrocket

More risk means tighter qualifications and higher premiums when it comes to insurance — cyber insurance is no different. The past few years have seen enormous increases in cybercrime and, not surprisingly, skyrocketing claims. “Policyholders can expect 20% to 50% rate increases for cyber coverage throughout 2021 as trends that began last year continue at …

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Is Your Organization Ransomware-Ready?

(UPDATED 5/12/21) Ransomware is a gold mine for cybercriminals. It’s available on the dark web as-a-service, most businesses aren’t fully prepared to defend against it, and it can be monetized beyond the ransom demand by selling stolen data and using “name and shame” schemes. It’s no wonder we’re seeing an enormous spike — criminals are …

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The 2 Most Important Actions To Take After The SolarWinds Hack

We posed a series of questions to Leapfrog Services CTO Emmett Hawkins about what companies should do to improve their security posture after the SolarWinds hack. To recap what happened, late in 2020, a leading cybersecurity company named FireEye discovered it had been hacked and identified SolarWinds network-monitoring software as the source of the hack. …

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Third-party Vendors Risk: 6 Steps To Protect Your Business

(UPDATED) One of the most important things we’ve learned from the SolarWinds hack is organizations need to include all software and apps in their inventories of third-party vendors. Historically, third-party vendors have been a primary risk when it comes to data breaches — they’re often the weakest link in the chain of protection. Third-party vendors …

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5 Cybersecurity Must-Haves During COVID-19: Check the Box

With everything going on during the pandemic, focusing on cybersecurity is often taking a back seat and bad actors are taking advantage of it. More phishing scams, ransomware in coronavirus-related apps, attacks on healthcare and research facilities — cybercriminals thrive on the chaos. Networks with the least protection are the most vulnerable. Leapfrog recommends that …

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