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Mitigating the Risk of RDP

Remote Desktop Protocol, known as RDP, is a service built into Microsoft Windows operating systems that allows a user to connect to a remote computer over the network. This capability makes remote access and management of computer resources easier, which leads to efficiencies for IT staff. Unfortunately, RDP is also commonly leveraged by criminals to [...]

2020-03-09T15:48:50+00:00

New Year Information Security Resolutions

To actually achieve this year! New Year's resolutions always start with gusto. As time passes and obstacles arise, resolutions tend to fade before they are achieved. Soteria is here to guide you towards a sustainable resolution and successful start to the new year and decade that will help your organization grow its security capabilities [...]

2020-01-09T18:36:29+00:00

Pay Up

It’s happened, computer screens are filled with demands, data is encrypted and inaccessible, systems are disrupted, your backups were not protected (see our “Backup Plan” blog post) and you’re experiencing the panic of ransomware. What do you do? Try to negotiate with unknown attackers or start from scratch and rebuild your IT environment? Either option [...]

2019-10-02T17:52:21+00:00

The Backup Plan

"Do we have backups?" It is one of the first questions during any ransomware incident. It seems like an easy question. “Of course we have backups, we’ve even tested it and fall back on them on a regular basis” is the common answer Soteria receives. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is often that [...]

2019-10-02T15:54:55+00:00

Lexico vs Ransomware

Lexico vs. Ransomware Soteria recently has received urgent incident response requests from clients who had been hit with ryuk, banta, and, phobos ransomware. One of these clients had several systems already in the process of being encrypted when security professionals discovered the outbreak. After initial meetings and contracts were signed, through our Lexico [...]

2019-09-20T18:33:39+00:00

Detectors as Code

The Challenge of Detector Management Security operations and monitoring teams face a variety of challenges: the rapid evolution of adversarial tradecraft, poor detector documentation, lack of detector version control, poor detection methodology, lack of testing procedures, and change control processes that are slow and time consuming. These issues plague security teams of all [...]

2019-09-20T18:33:58+00:00

NYDFS Cybersecurity Ruling Challenges Businesses to Rethink Security

The large volume of financial, banking, and insurance firms doing business in New York makes the state’s financial services and insurance industry a rich environment for hackers. For this reason, it comes as no surprise to learn the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) passed far-reaching and detailed regulations designed to protect New [...]

2017-06-26T15:46:21+00:00

OneLogin Customer Data Compromised

Login credential management platforms are valuable tools for organizing and securing a business’s or individual’s account usernames and passwords. While password management platforms simplify the process of creating and managing secure account credentials, they are not a 100% solution for account security practices at your business. On May 31, 2017, OneLogin, a credential management [...]

2017-06-21T15:13:35+00:00

Soteria Presented with SC Cyber Award of Excellence

COLUMBIA, SC - May 23, 2017 - Soteria, LLC, a Charleston-based cyber security consulting  and product development firm, received the SC Cyber Award of Excellence for Industry at the 2017 Cybersecurity Summit. Recipients of the SC Cyber Award of Excellence must have a demonstrated commitment to advance talent, techniques, and tools required to defend [...]

2017-06-21T15:13:45+00:00
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