October 24, 2016 No Comments newadmin Uncategorized

As you may be aware, this past week we witnessed what some claim to be the most aggressive attack in the history of the internet. Due to the nature of this attack it not only affected the intended recipient, but also crippled many major service providers across the web. The following link from CNBC talks a bit about the attack.http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/21/major-websites-across-east-coast-knocked-out-in-apparent-ddos-attack.html

Internet attacks target East Coast of United States.  Last week we saw major websites and services shut down. The attacks were well planned and executed, coming from tens of millions of IP addresses.

ACS can protect your business from the next attack. We are currently scheduling appointments to perform security audit consisting of running an executable on your network, gathering data, compiling all data, and putting together a report which we will review with you in detail. From there, if necessary, we will recommend remediation steps.

For ACS “Managed Service Partners” and those who reside on the ACS Cloud, security is the cornerstone of our service offering. We bundle management of edge equipment such as routers and firewalls, administration of antivirus products, and schedule routine patch management in our solution set. These clients will not be harmed in a similar attack.

BUT for those of you that are not a part of those specialized services, more than likely your security management is performed on a reactive basis and without a visible issue, your system probably goes for long periods of time without a review.  Attacks like last week act as a wakeup call, and without security oversight you open yourself up to a potential disaster.

We are currently scheduling appointments to perform a standard security audit. This consists of us running an executable on your network, gathering data, compiling all data, and putting together a report which we will review with you in detail. From there, if necessary, we will recommend remediation steps. The cost of this service is $500.00 and does not include the cost of any hardware, software, or services recommended as a result of our findings.

We strongly suggest this service, if ACS or your current IT Vendor is not proactively managing your environment’s security, you ARE AT RISK.

Due to the nature of this topic please contact Billy Adams Jr. directly at wjajr@acs.com more information on how ACS can help you.