is any type of attempt to bait a user into performing an action such as opening an attachment in email, clicking on a link, or clicking on an advertisement. It’s usually more individual and personalized and sent by someone who wants information from you such as your social security number or credit card information or to install malware on your device.
Cyber Criminals use social engineering to gaining access to buildings, systems or data by exploiting human psychology, rather than by breaking in or using technical hacking techniques. Cyber Criminal might use social engineering to call an employee and pose as an IT support person, trying to trick the employee into divulging his password.
Similiar to Domain Spoofing, a domain evil twin is taking a legitimate website such as www.microsoft.com and registering a slightly different domain name often misspelled like www.mircosoft.com
If your mail server whether it be cloud based or on premise, if it is unprotected misconfigured or insecure you can be providing cyber criminals a tool to do their bidding.
A message may come from what appears to be a trusted source; however, it is more likely that the sender will look like a colleague in your company or a vendor. The attacks are not from “random” hackers, but more likely from organized groups or individuals out for financial gain, trade secrets, or even military information. Often times, it may seem to be from someone at an executive level asking the recipient to perform some task such as a wire transfer or to send W-2 information as happened recently to some in companies
There are different types of domain spoofing. An example of domain spoofing is you get an email from what looks to be a legitimate company with a link to their website however the link takes you to a different website that looks similar to the legitimate.
WIFI Spoofing is the act of cloning a legitimate corporate or hot spot wifi network with the goal of having users connect to it instead of the legitimate network. Once there it is like shooting fish in a barrel. To gain access to data
We all know passwords are a pain but having a weak password is liking leaving the window open in your house. It makes it easy to allow the cyber criminal in. We have techniques to making a remembering difficult passwords
An Ethical Hacker is acting like a cyber criminal using the same tools
a cyber criminal would use. However the biggest difference is we are doing it on behalf of the end user.
Ethical Hacking looks proactively looks for vulnerabilities in your network.
Security Assessment is like ethical hacking except it takes a broader look at both internal and external security threats. We then come up with a road map to compliance.
What good is performing these assessments if you don't put in place a system to continually monitor and have a remediation plan in place. Never Fear, Underdog Has your back.
At Underdog our prevalent belief is an educated user is a powerful user. Think of it like having a neighborhood crime watch. Everyone is on the lookout and the overall neighborhood is safer. We teach your employees what to look for and report what is suspicious.
There are several standards that you need to be compliant with depending on your industry. If you take Credit Cards you need to be PCI compliant. If you are a medical firm you will need to be HIPAA compiant. Security and Financial SOX. Underdog can help you get into compliance.
Thank you Carmine. Will recommend you from the rooftops.
Law Office of Maria T. Candelaria
I HAVE WORKED WITH CARMINE FOR MANY YEARS. HE HAS DONE EVERYTHING FROM NETWORK SERVER INSTALLATION TO PROGRAM TROUBLESHOOTING. HIS QUALITY OF WORK AND KNOWLEDGE ARE OUTSTANDING. YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON CARMINE TO WORK HARD FOR YOU.
—— TIM STUMP, IT DIRECTOR FOR SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN SKI AREA.
Barton Heights had a very successful computer upgrade due to Carmine. I met with him 2-3 months before the project and he gave us an estimate of the entire upgrade process involving 31 computers and a server. He advised us and placed the order for the server and 18 of the computers, we used 13 existing computers. He also worked with us and ended up revising the estimate twice to completely satisfy our computer upgrade needs. He added true value to his service as he was willing to perform the upgrade in the evening when we were closed to minimize our down time as we are a paperless business and rely 100% on our computers. He also improved our current situation by adding in hospital e-mail to better facilitate our communications and is working on setting up remote access as well. This is the third time our hospital has performed an upgrade of this magnitude and it has been the smoothest transition of all. Only minor glitches occurred after the upgrade and that was due to the software and the software company that we use and there lack of knowledge and support. Carmine stepped up and took care of those problems as well, even though that was not his responsibility. He always responds quickly to any issue that occurs. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Jeremy Wentz, owner
Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital, Stroudsburg, PA
Carmine makes you feel that you are his first concern if you have a Server down or you have a small printing question. We have been with Carmine for 14 years and have only received quality service.
Dee McConnel, Straub Metal International