2023 was an eventful year for our Cybersecurity Threat Advisory series. We highlighted several vulnerabilities exploited in the wild, multiple ransomware groups striking against notable establishments (including targeting MSPs), and an increase in cyber hacktivism due to world events. Below are the top-viewed Cybersecurity Threat Advisories that you found most interesting this year.
Top 12 Cybersecurity Threat Advisories of 2023:
- Navigating holiday cyber risks
- New Microsoft support scam
- Cyberattacks on MGM Resorts
- BlackCat ransomware targets Microsoft Azure
- Critical Outlook vulnerability exploited
- Global ransomware campaign targeting MSPs
- Significant increase of cyber incidents
- New vulnerability for Windows users
- VMware critical code vulnerability
- New Microsoft Word vulnerability
- Microsoft zero-day exploit
If these are any indication of how 2024 will go, the cybersecurity landscape will continue to be challenged by new vulnerabilities and bad actors trying to take advantage of them. Barracuda MSP recommends staying vigilant and applying essential cybersecurity hygiene:
- Enhance Security Awareness and Monitoring:
- Conduct regular employee training to raise awareness about phishing threats and the importance of not clicking on suspicious links.
- Monitor potentially risky services like remote desktop protocol (RDP) to ensure secure usage and timely detection of any anomalies.
- Implement Multi-Factor Authentication and Strong Passwords:
- Ensure robust protection by implementing multi-factor authentication for remote access and administrative accounts.
- Mandate strong, unique passwords to prevent unauthorized access, emphasizing the importance of not reusing passwords across multiple accounts.
- Proactive Measures and Incident Response:
- Prioritize identity protection by enforcing MFA and assessing unusual network behavior promptly.
- Update incident response and communication plans
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