Cyber Attack Devastates Expeditors International—Do You Have The Same Vulnerabilities?

There is no single cybersecurity solution that will keep your business safe, which is why Nexus IT protects clients with a multi-layered cybersecurity defense.

Did you hear about the recent cyber attack on Expeditors International?

This billion-dollar logistics firm was taken offline on February 20th and has struggled to regain access to its systems since.

If a cybercriminal could take down a firm of this size and with its extensive resources, what does that say about your business? Do you have a robust cyber defense in place? Who’s managing your cybersecurity?

Defending Against Modern Cybercrime Tactics Has Never Been More Difficult

The hard truth is that cybercrime has never been more prevalent or dangerous—in the past two years, the rate of attacks has gone up 600%.

Many businesses have been breached and don’t even know it yet. Often, it can take organizations an average of 207 days to identify data breaches without the right tools.

Worst of all, the modern wave of cybercrime targets small businesses more than any other sector of the market—43% of attacks victimize smaller organizations.

The point is that cybercriminals have an extensive arsenal of weapons to attack with. Are you hoping your lone firewall will be enough to keep you safe from all of them?

The Nexus IT team understands that a single layer of protection won’t cut it. We’ve been in the business long enough to know that a simple cybersecurity defense will soon lead to a data breach.

That’s why we take a multi-layer approach to our clients’ cybersecurity…

3 Reasons Nexus IT Clients Won’t End Up Like Expeditors International

The Nexus IT team believes that the only way to develop cybersecurity effectively is through a fully managed approach that builds a culture of best practices in combination with a range of carefully chosen technologies.

We can provide managed security solutions that address your company’s specific needs, and we can cost-effectively do this.

In this specific case, there are three primary solutions that we use to defend our clients, which would have helped to mitigate the type of threat that took down Expeditors International:

  1. Privileged Access Management (PAM): The ThreatLocker solution we use implements a “zero trust” cybersecurity standard, preventing any application or executable from running unless it has been previously explicitly allowed. In other words, only pre-approved programs can run on our client networks. Anything that has not been approved cannot be run, no matter how seemingly safe it may be. This ensures that an unaware employee or hidden intruder cannot execute ransomware and other malware threats.
  2. Enterprise-Grade Endpoint Protection (EDR): EDR is an emerging technology based on antivirus solutions that address the need for continuous monitoring and response to advanced threats. We use a line of Sophos EDR products to keep our clients secure. This vital protective layer protects endpoints like laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, servers, and virtual environments. Endpoint protection may also include antivirus and antimalware, web filtering, and more.
  3. Enterprise-Grade Firewalls: We ensure that our client’s networks are protected by firewalls that deliver a range of enterprise-class features, including:
    • The ability to identify undesirable encrypted applications
    • Prevention against network intrusions
    • Intelligence in improving blocking decisions
    • Intrusion prevention
    • A baseline for deviations from normal application behaviors

Nexus IT Protects You With A Multi-Layered Approach To Security

With our team managing your cybersecurity, you can trust that you have a multi-layered defense keeping your data secure. You don’t have to worry about different threats overcoming a basic cybersecurity solution—you’re protected on all fronts.

Are you relying on a simple cybersecurity solution right now?

Every minute you continue to do so, you’re putting your data at risk. Get in touch with our team to learn more about our multi-layered approach to cybersecurity.