Monitoring deep, dark and surface web to detect exposure of your sensitive data, secret projects and initiatives, privileged users, critical systems, IT infrastructure, and more.
Monitoring and alerting of third party data breaches impacting your employees’ emails, usernames, and personally identifiable information.
Assess the risk footprint and security posture of key business relationships to get a handle on external risk introduced through your extended attack surface.

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Digital risk monitoring of key personnel with telemetry and risk metrics. VIPRecon provides broad coverage of social media, deep and dark web, as well as physical threat assessments.
Our Ransomware Response Readiness Assessment, Playbook and Table Top Exercise gives your organization the best chance to survive and recover.
Gain visibility of your digital footprint by reaching into the most active areas of the cyber underground.
Fully managed and tailored Threat Intelligence services that becomes an extension of your current security processes and provides real-time visibility on new threats.
Providing research and investigations into known threats, to save security teams time and stress during a cyber emergency.

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GroupSense offers a comprehensive package of services for assessing and responding to ransomware attacks, including negotiations with threat actors.
Actively researching and monitoring threats from vendors or third-party companies that can affect organizational security.
Monitoring for threats to elections, VIPs, and more on social media to proactively prevent or mitigate digital risk.
Focusing on the threats and risks that matter to your security processes and providing intelligence and insights to prevent or mitigate digital risk.
Taking the next step in security services, by proactively taking down phishing sites or anonymously interacting with threat actors to provide better intelligence.
Active monitoring of your brand's digital assets to protect its reputation and stop further brand abuse from targeting unsuspecting victims.

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Combining your cyber and fraud programs to effectively fight threat actors continually scamming or threatening assets within an organization.
Executives are prime targets for fraudulent activities, but with a proactive approach, any attacks or threats can be neutralized before causing any damage.
Governments, political parties and candidates must all act now to activate cyber threat intelligence services to harden their information security and get ahead of inevitable cyber threats to the election process.
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Best Practices & Insurance in Cyber Security

Things You Should Do For a More Cyber Secure Future

When it seems like ransomware and phishing attacks are costing millions, if not billions of dollars in lost time and resources, taking a few steps to prevent attacks and shore up your internal defenses against threat actors can pay huge dividends. From password and email policies, to system backups and data encryption, GroupSense has advice on how to quickly and efficiently start protecting your data, employees, and company against the most common forms of cyber attacks.

Password Policy

Maintain and publish a password policy for your organization. The policy should illustrate the importance of password security and credential use in the organization and strictly prohibit the use of corporate email addresses for personal activities, including personal correspondence, and for login purposes to third-party web applications or software properties. 

Use a Password Manager

Use an enterprise-friendly password manager and require employees to use this as part of the security program.

Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Everywhere Possible

Enable the 2FA or MFA capability on everything used in the business. This includes email, network access, remote access, and any web-based applications. If a web application provider does not support multi-factor authentication, consider switching to one that does. Using an MFA code generator app is more secure than SMS MFA codes.

Security Awareness Training

In order to combat threats, the team needs to be made aware of them. Security awareness training can equip employees with the information they need to identify, report, and prevent cyber attacks. Security awareness training should be ongoing with a well-planned program that includes metrics to monitor its effectiveness.

Secure Remote Access

If remote access is required, use a zero-trust access method or a VPN. Also use two-factor authentication as well. 

Backups

Keep at least one manual backup of your data offsite in a secure location. This can be done weekly and will save you if the ransomware encrypts your automatic backups.

Encrypt Data at Rest

Utilize host-based encryption where possible to encrypt data at rest. Windows BitLocker or Apple FileVault are examples.

Threat Intelligence

The indicators of compromise (IOCs) related to ransomware are quickly and easily available on the internet or conveniently available in the GroupSense knowledge base for our customers. Use these indicators to enhance the posture of your network security stack.

Email and Email Policy

Have a strong policy about using corporate email for personal use. Restrict access to personal mail on company assets. Use an email security solution to scan for malware, SPAM, and phishing attempts. Most importantly, educate and train employees on email security. Evidence shows these services contribute to a reduction in the likelihood of future phishing events. SANS Institute and Rapid7 offer training services specifically focused on phishing awareness.

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Ransomware Is on the Rise: Get Ahead with Our Guide

Ransomware is a quick and easy path to revenue for criminals. Unfortunately, ransomware isn’t always the first play in a criminal’s playbook. They usually have been in your network for a while and deploy ransomware after they’ve accessed all your data. Fortunately we've put together a free guide for how to handle a ransomware incident.

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