Digital finance is quickly becoming standard practice. Yet for finance firms and financial planners, the ease of anywhere, anytime access also comes with increased risk. As noted by Scott Borg of the US Cyber Consequences Unit, financial information is “regularly stolen” by cybercriminals; consider the recent Equifax breach. According to the Financial Times, Equifax is still dealing with the fallout of stolen financial data, now scrapping employee bonuses and buybacks to deal with increasing remediation costs and poor public perception.
Bottom line? Financial firms can’t take a slapdash approach to network cybersecurity. All networks are exposed to numerous types of threats, and the financial industry has to defend and manage them as well or better than others — or risk major breaches.read more
*Also published on i-95 Business
For everyday users of the world wide web, the Dark and Deep Web are shrouded in mystery. Let us bring greater light to its usefulness to you. For the purpose of this article we will focus mainly on the “Dark Web.” Perhaps you have pictured young hackers wearing the eponymous Anonymous mask. Many wonder what exactly can be found on the Dark Web but are a little leery of delving into the shade of the unknown – guilty by association of some morally questionable activities. The Dark Web is infamous as the domain of dubious individuals conducting unscrupulous business, sharing illicit content and anarchist theologies.read more
Bel Air, MD – July 07, 2017 – Harford County, Maryland-based MNS Group, a national provider of managed security services and managed service provider announced today their cooperation with Cyberbit to offer enhanced incident response services leveraging Cyberbit’s SOC 3D software for SOC automation, orchestration, and investigation.read more
Security Operations Centers (SOC) have long been a staple for cyber protection for large businesses while not being a realistic investment for most small and mid-sized businesses– until now. MNS Group is the first Managed Services Provider (MSP)/ Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) in the United States to partner with Israeli company CYBERBIT to make SOC 3D, available to small (SMB) and medium sized businesses. The timing is right– businesses are under such a variety and barrage of attacks with ever growing complexity and have never needed the advanced capabilities offered in a SOC more. MNS Group has made enterprise security capabilities accessible to all businesses and added it to our own stack of security monitoring practices, moving all our clients into to active defense.read more
Hiring a managed network service provider is like hiring an army, a military unit that protects your business from cyber attacks. But not all managed network service providers are alike. This article covers what to look for when you hire a team to manage your technology.read more
You hire a managed network services firm to watch your network and protect your business. But who is watching the watchers? To protect your business, here are questions you should ask of your IT service provider.read more
First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation Coming Soon for Companies Covered by Banking, Insurance, and Financial Services Laws
If your company is a regulated financial institution, you need to know about the new cybersecurity regulation that is proposed to go into effect on January 1, 2017.
In September 2016, Governor Cuomo announced a proposed regulation to protect New York State from cyber-attacks. The rule has many specific requirements that are meant to protect consumer data and financial systems from terrorists and other criminals. Here’s what you need to know.read more
Employees, did you know you have surrendered your right to privacy when you’re using your employer’s network? Read on for our advice.
Employers, discover an easy way to protect your company from inappropriate (and potentially incriminating) network use and to keep employees productive.
Did you know that we’re not just a Managed Services Provider (MSP), but we’re also a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)? With us, it’s like you’re getting two companies in one. We offer both the technical expertise of an MSP and the security focus of an MSSP.read more
Your company’s network is bound to be hacked at some point. It’s your choice who’s going to do it—an ethical hacker or a malicious one.read more