LoughTec Security Operations Centre Stops Cyber Attack on Agricultural Organisation

LoughTec Security Operations Centre Stops Cyber Attack on Agricultural Organisation

"Had the SOC not been involved, it is impossible to tell how much of the company’s data would have been at risk."

The LoughTec Security Operations Centre was successful recently in thwarting an attempted cyber attack on a major UK-based Agricultural Organisation.

The company fell victim to a ProxyShell exploit on their email server.

ProxyShell is the name of an attack that uses three chained email server vulnerabilities to perform unauthenticated, remote code execution.

The client was in the middle of a migration to a cloud email server, so it was important to contain the processes and prevent the exploit from continuing to function.

"While both anti-virus and anti-malware solutions are useful in providing protection against known viruses and malware, they simply cannot thwart dedicated criminals leveraging newer attack methods such as ransomware and zero-day exploits."

In this case, the Security Operations Centre successfully detected, responded and resolved this threat in less than one minute.

After any initial breach, malicious actors can take time to escalate privileges and propagate ransomware through a network to encrypt sensitive data. This is called ‘lateral spread’.

The longer actors stay undetected within a breached network, the more they can spread and affect various systems.

For many organisations, rising cases of sophisticated cyberattacks have shown how even next-generation security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus, and anti-malware are not enough to fight back cybercriminals.

Combining Managed Detection and Response (MDR) technology with a 150-person strong, 24/7/365 Security Operations Centre (SOC) is the best and most cost-effective way of protecting your network from cyber threats.

Talk to LoughTec today on how we can protect your business with a 24/7/365 real-time response. Book a demo by calling +44 (0) 2882 252 445 or emailing info@loughtec.com.

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