Abacode Team

Jeremy Rasmussen

Fallout From the Kaseya Attack

Fallout From the Kaseya Attack

Just before the Fourth of July weekend, we saw an advisory from Kaseya Corp., the Miami-based maker of remote access software, that its Virtual System/Server Administrator (VSA) software had been compromised.

The most important thing for cybersecurity in multifamily

The most important thing for cybersecurity in multifamily

I have been working in cybersecurity for 25+ years and for the past five years in multifamily IT environments. I have learned about the typical scenarios in multifamily property management:

(1) numerous remote users (even before COVID!),

(2) heavy reliance on cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – from providers such as Yardi, RealPage, Entrata, and ResMan, and

(3) often a sense that those SaaS providers are “taking care of security for me.”

Fortify Your Defenses – NOW!

Fortify Your Defenses – NOW!

A Wakeup Call It’s not often that we get missives about specific cyber-threats from the FBI Special Agent coordinating our local InfraGard chapter. But earlier this month, we...

Lessons Learned from Oldsmar Water Plant Hack

Lessons Learned from Oldsmar Water Plant Hack

Cybersecurity experts have long warned of attacks on small municipal systems. Until hackers accessed the water treatment plant of a small Florida city this year, those warnings were “out of sight, out of mind.” Now, both local and national authorities’ perspectives on the dangers of cybersecurity attacks are changing.

Be Prepared for the First 24 Hours of a Cyberattack

Be Prepared for the First 24 Hours of a Cyberattack

We’ve all heard the warnings, “it’s not a matter of IF you’ll suffer a cyberattack, it’s WHEN.” Yet according to one study, more than 77% of organizations have no incident response plan. Hard to believe when you consider that attacks can cost businesses millions of dollars. What’s worse, 60% of those attacked go out of business within six months of being victimized.

The Myth of (Non)Compliance

The Myth of (Non)Compliance

The hard truth is, whether your industry demands it or not, you’re going to be compliant with something. If you’re not applying cybersecurity best practices, then you’re compliant with ZERO.