Modern cyber-attacks ‘DNA’ include intelligence gathering on targeted victims, often over a prolonged period of time; they are covert, pervasive and have long-lasting impacts and effects, well beyond financial losses. Modern threats, regardless of the type and size of your organization, include nation-states, organized criminals, hacktivists, internal threats, among many other actors.
We think of cyber-attacks as originating from some obscure foreign country, but they can also be carried out by a competitive company or organization, as well as insiders from your own organization. Internal threat actor(s) impacts have been of the most devastating. An attack on a major bank, for example, was orchestrated by a disgruntled insider who “obtained over 140,000 social security numbers, one million Canadian Social Insurance Numbers, 80,000 bank account numbers, along with the personal information of more than 100 Million US citizens and 6 Million individuals in Canada” and exposed personally identifiable information from 2005 – 2019. The volume of these attacks is increasing exponentially and require considerable protective measures. Once a cyber-attack occurs, without the proper controls in place, the impacts can be devastating and even catastrophic. In fact, after a devastating cyber-attack, some businesses have to close their doors for business permanently. Withum’s cybersecurity team successfully identifies and mitigates cyber-attacks in real-time, often even before they occur, 24/7/365 via Withum’s Fusion Center.
We have a very experienced cyber group and top-tier facility that assist clients in this terrible and untenable situation. I know some of them pretty well and they are very highly qualified and experienced true professionals. The Withum Cybersecurity team includes former members of our military from United States Strategic Command (“STATCOM”) from the Department of Defense responsible for strategic deterrence, global strike, and operating the Defense Department’s Global Information Grid, the US Air Force Cyber / U.S. Cyber Command, the US Army, as well as highly experienced veteran IT / IT Security staff from the private sector. The group is headed by Matthew Ferrante, a former awarded Top Electronic Crimes Special Agent (“ECSAP”) for the United States Secret Service and former Executive for Barclays bank globally security team. His background is extensive, including in the private sector, and he is likely one of the most experienced people in the world on fighting cybercrimes with accolades from the credit/debit card industry, academia, and major government cyber operations including but not limited to successfully designing the first computer network wiretap on online organized global criminals. He also assisted Joint Terrorism Task Force (“JTTF”) and provided US Presidential and Foreign Dignitary protection, as well as being assigned to the Presidential Protection Detail (“PPD”).
With the number and variations of successful cyber-attacks increasing every day, organizations must look to protect their customers, employees, financials, personally identifiable information, and confidential data — or risk severe consequences. At Withum, we provide a suite of cybersecurity solutions and services, tailored to support the organization through all phases of the security process. We do not do piecemeal band-aid type of protection but provide a comprehensive package of cybersecurity services that address the problem of Cyber Crime and protect what is critical to your business.
Our expert cybersecurity team works with clients to:
A prior blog I posted was written by Anurag Sharma from this group. Anurag has been a friend for almost 15 years.
I could go on and on, but I want to make three points:
For a preliminary discussion, contact either Withum’s Cybersecurity team at email@example.com or contact me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll set up the meeting. However, if you suspect a breach has occurred and need immediate assistance; do not hesitate to get in touch with the Withum Incident Response Investigatory Support Team (“Withum I.R.I.S.™”) at email@example.com and one of our First Responders will assist with any questions or concerns you may have.
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Just completed my eighth year of posting two blogs a week – 827 blogs – primarily on many issues my clients have expressed interest in. Some blogs also were personal to me and some called attention to the many nontraditional services we perform.Feb 6, 2020