“Look to the Defenses!” The Justice Department says After the Recent String of Cyber Attacks

June 9, 2021

Cybersecurity has been a topic that has been pushed to the back of a lot of executive’s minds. Often times the only time you would care about cybersecurity is only after becoming a victim. While this approach may have worked in the past, the last 6 weeks have proven that it is time to take an active role in your companies cyber resiliency. Hackers are becoming bolder with each attack and as a result the Justice Department is time to beef up your defense. “Cyber criminals are employing ever more elaborate schemes to convert technology into tools of digital extortion” said Stephanie Hinds, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, at a press conference on Monday June 7th. At which it was announced that the DOJ had recovered roughly half of the $4.4 million ransom payment made in Bitcoin (BTC) by Colonial Pipeline.

With such a sharp pivot by the government on cybersecurity, many have been left scrambling to figure out what to do. This scramble could create a very lucrative environment for hackers to take advantage of. They have already shown a willingness to go after critical supply chain industries, but experts predict it is only going to get worse. However just because there seems to be this challenge, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a path for firms to follow.

The first universally accepted step is gauging the measures and systems you have in place. This can be from performing basic security assessments to a fully cybersecurity audit. to perform a threat or risk assessment of your systems in place. This will not only you but cybersecurity professionals a bird’s eye view of your system aiding all future analysis that needs to be conducted. It is important to know where you stand so you know how to evolve and change to fit the threats you are facing. The second step is employee training; your employees must know what the common threats they may face over time that why they know how to respond. We understand that both MT and other industry specialists’ have really been hammering home this point, but everyone agrees it is critical to control the aspects of cybersecurity you can monitor.

You might be thinking, I should get a head start on my company’s cybersecurity measures? Well, MacguyverTech is happy to offer the cybersecurity services to be able to handle all the duties now being requested by the Justice Department. Full scale system audits, threat and risk assessments, ethical hacking; MT has a service for any of your cybersecurity needs. We also offer advanced remediation support meaning any vulnerabilities we find, we can rapidly secure them. In addition to these industry standard services, MT also offers extensive security discovery periods where we will observe your system identifying critical areas and bottlenecks. Furthermore, MacguyverTech security team takes pride in our ability to protect the people who work with us. Our team is constantly researching new threats and keeping our finger on the pulse of the cybersecurity world. Now that the DOJ is saying “it is time to get serious about cybersecurity.” Make the right choice and choose MacguyverTech for all your cybersecurity needs.