Cybercrime is the number one threat facing U.S. businesses today. Attacks like ransomware are a constant reality for businesses big and small. Industry experts agree that cybercrime related losses will continue to rise exponentially. No business can afford to be complacent in our always-connected and device filled world. If you’re not convinced about the risks, here are just a few statistics from a recent survey:
61% of Small & Medium-sized Businesses experienced a cyber-attack in the last 12 months, up from 55% the previous year and many of the breaches involving the theft of customer and employee information.
1 in 5 businesses faced downtime of 25 hours or more following ransomware attacks last year, according to Osterman Research. Many had to shut down their systems for longer than 100 hours. U.S. businesses have more downtime than the global average.
Most threats are caused by employees. 54% of data breaches are the fault of negligent workers or contractors clicking on suspicious emails and websites, up from 48% last year according to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small & Medium-sized Businesses.
$5 billion was the worldwide toll of ransomware attacks in 2017, according to Cybersecurity Ventures estimates – more than 15 times the cost just two years earlier ($325 million). Ransom demands themselves are only a fraction of this cost. More money is lost to downtime, productivity losses, and fines.
$6 trillion will be the global cost of cybercrime by 2021. The projected rise of organized crime and state-sponsored hacking will make cybercrime more profitable than the global drugs trade, involving the greatest transfer of economic wealth in history.
So what can you do?
After a breach or other incident occurs that affects the security of your company’s data or confidential information, you need trusted cybersecurity professionals to determine precisely what happened, protect the company’s interest, and recommend a clear plan of action for preventing these incidents in the future. Our cybersecurity team at can provide you with the right solutions for addressing these issues quickly and effectively.
Time Is of the Essence
The speed with which you implement your cybersecurity incident response can determine the effectiveness of the investigation. XDD provides rapid response times for all your digital forensics or cybersecurity needs. Our priority is to prevent further loss and preserve evidence for the investigation of serious data breaches, theft of intellectual property and other cyber crimes.
The Keys to the Investigation
At XDD, we take a comprehensive approach to your cybersecurity investigation needs that includes the following activities:
Installation and maintenance of an event log on your servers to track current and future activity and to spot any intrusions or data anomalies before they become serious threats to your sensitive data;
Inspection of running processes to determine if the intrusion into your systems is still ongoing;
Identification of any malware programs residing or running on your corporate servers;
Isolation and removal of any accounts or files that may be infected and used to allow access to network resources and information on your servers.
At XDD, we offer the best digital forensic and cybersecurity investigative services to ensure that you receive the right information for your case.
What Is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a form of malware that takes control of your computer and demands a financial payment to restore access to your files. Payment of these demands does not guarantee that you will get the key to unlock your computer. The best defense against ransomware is to educate your employees about the risks and to seal any holes in your company’s network to prevent unauthorized access by these malware programs. XDD can help you to prevent ransomware from taking its toll on your company and your profit margin.
Preventing Ransomware from Obstructing Your Corporate Productivity
Ransomware represents a serious threat to your company’s productivity and profitability. As a preventative measure, XDD employs a ransomware simulator to identify areas of vulnerability on your company’s network. This advanced system can show you precisely where ransomware programs penetrate your defenses and infiltrate your network. We work with you to test your system and to perform in-depth analysis to ensure the highest degree of protection for your confidential data and proprietary information.
Full-Service Solutions for Cyber Security
Securing your company’s network is only half the battle because cyber criminals know the easiest way through your defenses is an unsuspecting employee. XDD can implement a Security Awareness Training campaign designed to educate employees on identifying threats to keep your information as safe as possible in the modern computing environment. If you have been a victim of Ransomware, XDD can help. We are your one-stop source for cybersecurity and computer forensics investigative services for your company’s online resources and proprietary information.
At XDD, we are committed to providing the most comprehensive and practical solutions to stop ransomware or other malware before it affects your company’s finances and reputation.
What Is Spear Phishing?
Spear Phishing or phishing (fishing) scams send fraudulent emails to elicit passwords and confidential data through deception. Spear phishing is especially dangerous because the emails appear legitimate and trick users into clicking on links or submitting information on websites that look real. That information is then used to access financial records, corporate servers, and other secured online resources.
Countering Attacks Against Your Business
Phishing is a serious problem for many companies and can present significant threats to the security of your servers and systems. Spear phishing targets individuals within your company and often involves the use of specific information designed to make their targets believe that the email comes from a trusted source. At XDD, we start with a free assessment to determine your vulnerability to spear phishing attacks. The baseline assessment works by sending out a controlled spear phishing email to show how many employees clicked on it or entered confidential information. If you do have a problem, we can provide you with Security Awareness Training to assist your company in preventing email-based spear phishing attacks.
The Right Training Solutions
XDD can provide you with regular testing and training for staff at all levels within your organization. This can provide the knowledge and techniques needed to identify and prevent email-based spear phishing attempts from succeeding. By teaching your staff what to watch out for when evaluating messages that appear to come from your organization or from financial institutions outside your company, you can give them the tools to prevent phishing from endangering your employees or your business interests.
Expert Cyber Security Investigations
If your company has been the victim of spear phishing attacks, we can provide you with the proven computer forensics solutions needed to identify the source, scope, and impact of the attack to help you determine if a public disclosure is needed. We can then assist you in securing your network and servers against future attempts at unauthorized access. We work with you throughout the process to ensure that your digital assets are protected against theft and misuse.
At XDD, we offer comprehensive cybersecurity investigations and services for your business or legal firm. If you need expert help with spear phishing or other malware attacks, call us today at 713-586-1846. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
Rapid Incident Response to Cyber Crime
When your data is on the line, you need a team of experts that can rapidly deploy to solve the issue. At XDD, our top priority is managing the crisis to get your business back up and running again. We will take the lead to isolate the infected systems to prevent further loss, preserve the evidence for investigation, and remediate any damage to your systems. How your company responds to a serious data breach or cybersecurity incident can have a significant impact on the profitability and success of your future operations.
Focused Cyber Security Investigations
After an incident, one of the major concerns is “how much data was taken”. We have the forensic expertise to determine if your intellectual property or confidential information was compromised. In addition, we can secure your systems to prevent similar incidents in the future. Our experts will help to restore your confidence in your systems so that you can go back to “business as normal”.
Professional Data Recovery
What makes a bad day worse is learning your critical data was deleted because of a malware attack and then your backup copy of the critical data doesn’t exist. XDD is a full-service vendor with specialized equipment and advanced methods for recovering data. We take pride in succeeding where others have failed and will do whatever it takes to get your data back.
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