Cybercriminals are anyone who makes the attempt to initiate a cyberattack on another individual or organization, also known as threat actors.
The defensive approach one takes to protect their data stores or information systems from online threats like ransomware.
As the US DoD explains, the CMMC is designed to enforce protection of sensitive unclassified information that is shared by the Department with its contractors and subcontractors. The program provides the Department increased assurance that contractors and subcontractors are meeting the cybersecurity requirements that apply to acquisition programs and systems that process controlled unclassified information.
Anything with the ability to harm an individual or organization from an online source. Threats may damage or disrupt normal operations with malicious intents to cause destruction or financial loss.
Currency that exists digitally/virtually. Many ransomware attacks demand cryptocurrency payments, in Bitcoin for example, because it is decentralized and untraceable.
The act of unauthorized, illegal transfer of confidential data, normally personal data like health records, financial data, and personal identifiable data.
Determined by how you store your data and the policies you set on who or what can access it.
Determined what protective measures you implement to keep your safe from cyber threats.
In software, dependencies refer to other files that are required for the software to run, i.e., DLLs.
A strict policy that does not allow anything to operate unless it is specifically pre-approved.
A step-by-step procedure that lead to the recovery of an organization’s data and operations if it were to be impacted by a cyberattack.
Each member of this group holds administrative rights across all domains within an organization.
Ransomware that threatens to release a victim’s sensitive data if the ransom is not paid by a certain deadline.
An advanced version of regular ACLs that requires users to authenticate themselves through tenant before that can access any resources.
EDRs monitor and record activities and workloads taking place on a device. Using various techniques, EDRs will work to detect any suspicious activity and respond accordingly. EDR enables IT administrators to view suspicious activity in near real-time across an organization's endpoints. Focusing on behavioral patterns and unusual activity, EDRs will work to block threats and protect devices.
Elevation Control enables users to run specific applications as a local administrator, even when they do not have local admin privileges.
Converting data and information, sensitive or not, into code to protect it and prevent any unauthorized access.
Machines that connect to and communicate with an organization’s network. Examples include desktop computers, work phones, virtual machines, and servers.
A cybersecurity solution that monitors endpoint devices for signs of compromise and sends alerts to IT admins.
An individual using a product, device, or service.
Software solution designed to integrate multiple systems used within the enterprise environment to streamline processes and ease management burden.
Any code, file, or program that instructs a computer to perform an action or set of actions upon it being opened on said computer.
Takes advantage of vulnerabilities within a system or software to perform malicious acts like installing ransomware.