The Goldilocks Problem: How Midsized Enterprises Invite Cyber Risk

When it comes to cyber risk, mid-sized enterprises present a target akin to Goldilocks’s favorite bear: lacking the ability of large corporations to throw resources and manpower at solutions, but possessing sensitive data at a scale not faced by smaller firms, these entities are imperiled every day by the prospect of a catastrophic data exposure. These mid-sized enterprises, such as independent hospitals, small insurers, and regional banks, are favorite targets of cyber attackers, typically possessing an inviting combination of systemic process errors and valuable information. With the costs of data breaches rising ever higher, and official regulation finally beginning to catch up, the stakes are higher than ever that mid-sized enterprises effect real cyber resilience. But how? 

Bad Influence: How A Marketing Firm Exposed 12,000 Social Media Stars

Paris-based digital marketing firm Octoly left exposed a backup of their enterprise IT operations, revealing sensitive information about thousands of the firm’s registered online personalities - largely Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube personalities supplied by Octoly with beauty products, merchandise, and gaming content from the marketing firm’s industry clients, which include household names like Dior, Estée Lauder, Lancôme, and Blizzard Entertainment.

CSTAR For Chrome


Are your healthcare websites safe?

Just as credit scores aggregate financial risk factors into one easy to understand number, UpGuard’s CSTAR score provides a single measure of risk for information security.

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Cyber Resilience with UpGuard at Microsoft Ignite

UpGuard's cyber resilience platform pairs perfectly with Microsoft to help your business trust in innovation.

By providing unparalled visibility into your IT infrastructure, UpGuard enables you to discover the configuration state of all your Microsoft systems. Control environments from a desired state by turning infrastructure into automated provisioning scripts with DSC. And lastly, fortify environments and solutions you've created by monitoring for surfacing.

What is UpGuard?

See a brief summation of how UpGuard provides deep visibility into the state of your IT infrastructure, enabling you to understand your risk potential, prevent breaches, and accelerate software delivery.

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SSL Certificate Expiration Check

An expired SSL certificate often means an unplanned outage on a production system. These outages not only deny service, they're also embarrassingly visible to the public. To keep your website from bringing up a red X in customers' browsers, try UpGuard's time comparison check to receive alerts before your certificates expire, so you still have time to renew them before anything breaks.

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Windows Active Directory Troubleshooting

Important Active Directory services like file replication and directory synchronization rely on every domain controller having the same configuration. UpGuard maintains configuration integrity across any size environment and allows you to quickly diff a group of servers and understand if and how they are different.

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UpGuard's CIS Policy

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) provides critical best practices for enterprise cybersecurity. UpGuard makes compliance easy by providing visibility into your configurations and built-in CIS policies to test them against.

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