Data Security

January 11, 2018
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The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea start next month and hackers are using the pretext of the games to launch phishing attacks featuring custom malware that, if downloaded, allows an attacker to take control of a device.

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January 4, 2018
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If you think 2017 was bad, hold on for dear life because 2018 is going to be the worst yet when it comes to cyberattacks. The astounding amount of personal information "out there" coupled with criminal innovation will allow cyber incursions of unprecedented scale and sophistication.

There is a confluence of intractable forces informing this prediction.

First, the headline-grabbing data...

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December 20, 2017
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Companies large and small expend a lot of time and effort shoring up their data-security defenses.

But scammers, ever vigilant, can go through the side door as well, exploiting accounts-payable departments with invoices for goods and services that are unwanted or even nonexistent. The goal is to fool or pressure an employee into cutting a real check for a fake charge, which can cost your business hundreds or even thousands of...

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December 8, 2017
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Think the past year was tough on your organization’s cyber security? Ransomware, DDos attacks and other exploits are only going to get worse.

Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be bumpy ride—but with the right preparation, you can improve your organization’s cyber security posture.

Here’s our threat forecast for 2018:

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December 8, 2017
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The time to integrate added security into our country’s personal identification system is upon us.

The Equifax data breach released into the wild 144 million unique U.S. Social Security numbers. Future verifications used to prove identity to a prospective employer, creditor or educational institution should combine biometric...

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November 27, 2017
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It should come as no surprise that small and medium-sized businesses are often more vulnerable to cyber attacks than large corporations. These businesses not only suffer from a lack of resources to protect themselves against cyber threats, but they also suffer from a lack of awareness that they could be targets of cyber criminals in the first place. More often than not, SMBs are more concerned with making payroll and getting their taxes filed versus implementing...

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November 17, 2017
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The Equifax breach serves as a cautionary tale for CEOs and board members.

The massive breach in September 2017 exposed the identifying information of more than 143 million people, led to congressional hearings and the resignation of CEO Rick Smith.

There is no arguing that we’ll be feeling the ramifications of this breach for a long time coming, and it should ultimately change the way...

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November 16, 2017
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In the ’80s, many of us couldn’t imagine the day when computers would be so commonplace we’d wear them on our wrists, carry them in our pockets and even use them in our cars and major appliances.

It was a different time, but even then, security needed to be a top priority. And in 1988, computer security professionals celebrated the first Computer Security Day.

Now, almost 30 years later, Nov...

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November 13, 2017
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A recent Google study found that phishing exploits are far more likely to be the cause of account takeovers than the information compromised by data breach or malware.

The study, “Data Breaches, Phishing, or Malware? Understanding the Risks of Stolen Credentials...

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November 6, 2017
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Cyber Monday and Black Friday are right around the corner, and sales are expected to reach more than $682 billion, a 4 percent increase from last year.

The unfortunate reality is that scammers, too, are hoping to cash in on all the action. For the past three years, malware infections jumped by 99 percent from Black Friday to Christmas.

This potential fraud affects businesses small and large...

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