New Alerting Technology Protects Businesses from Cyberattacks

BrevAll Technologies is deploying a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) alert technology to help its customers monitor, protect and manage their employee’s access to commonly-used business applications. BrevAll’s new SaaS alert technology monitors upwards of 35 different applications and gives SMBs real-time alerts and reporting capacities. Additionally, it automatically responds to issues that require attention before the customer has initiated any action.

“We’re excited to deploy this technology because it empowers our customers to immediately be notified of any issues so we can rectify them immediately,” said Paul Enloe, CEO of BrevAll. “We’ve all heard about the acceleration of ransomware attacks in the news lately; the real problem behind any breach is not knowing the extent of the breach for a long time period. With this technology, our customers will know instantaneously if a breach has occurred as we thwart attacks on their behalf.”

While technologies like G Suite, Salesforce, Slack, Dropbox, Office 365, or Box have become ubiquitous in the modern workplace, unfortunately, they expose networks to certain vulnerabilities that can be prevented. While BrevAll’s SaaS technology monitors and alerts SMBs on various cyberattack methods, many businesses are undereducated on the six most common attacks.

Most Common Cyberattack Methods:

Brute Force Attacks– this is when cybercriminals use automation and scripts to guess passwords. Typical brute force attacks make a few hundred guesses every second, taking advantage of simple passwords that use common expressions like ‘user123’ or ‘password1,’ and can be cracked in minutes.

Logins From Unauthorized Countries– these types of breaches can be spotted by various indicators such as a VPN connection from an unknown device or anonymous proxy, an abnormal amount of data uploaded during a VPN session, an increase of company-related data files accessed, multi-factor authentication (MFA) from a new device, or too many failed VPN logins.

Outdated File Shares From OneDrive/Google Drive/Dropbox/Etc. (Orphaned Links) – these occur when attackers overtake expired, stale, and invalid external links on credible websites, portals, or applications so that they can repurpose them for fraudulent activities.

Data Exfiltration – this is when any malicious actor targets, copies, and transfers sensitive data outside of a company’s network, which can be used to extract a ransom or be offered to a competitor for a bribe.

Confidential Files Viewed– when businesses are immediately notified as to which users are accessing confidential. A telltale sign that a cyber attacker is poking around in a network that they shouldn’t be meddling in is when confidential files are frequently being viewed.

Security Group and Policy Changes– this is a means to make it easier for a hacker to break in and cause a deeper extent of damage to a business or organization. Yet, SaaS alert technology can be configured to send off an alert to ensure that the company controls any changes being made to the security group.

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