Texas governor Greg Abbott provided a formal address yesterday (January 7, 2020) regarding the state of affairs with Texas cybersecurity. Our own Texas DIR has been monitoring cyber activity across Texas, and has found up to 10,000 attempted attacks per minute from Iran, hitting Texas, since General Qasem Soleimani was targeted last week.

Protect Your Networks

To protect your networks, we recommend taking the following measures:

  • Be hyper-vigilant to inspect emails prior to opening, and before clicking on any links therein. Make sure the email address is precisely the one belonging to the sender. An email address that is just one letter off should set of an alarm that it is a spoof.

 

  • Check your data backups to make sure they are working correctly. If you do not have a data backup, make arrangements to get that started as soon as possible.

 

  • Verify that you have items in place to ensure your network is secure as possible. This includes:

If You Think You Have Fallen Prey to a Cyberattack

Isolate the area affected to minimize risk to the rest of the network.

• Call a remediation specialist as soon as possible.

Secure Networkers specialized in remediation.

If you need help, please call us 24/7 at (281) 651.2254 (8AM – 5PM CST; select Option 3 for after hours) for immediate response.