The Key to Site Legitimacy

You see them every day, even if you don’t pay them any mind. The little padlock symbol in the corner of your address bar can be found on almost every website you visit. Along with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, or HTTPS, the padlock shows users that a site has secure credentials. It serves as […]

A Generational Look at Cybersecurity

As the world of cybersecurity expands, so too does its workforce, and an increasingly large number of professionals in the field belong to a generation that grew up with technology. But what does that mean for industry-wide practices? A recent study by NTT Ltd., a global technology and services provider, has discovered that professionals over […]

Rural Hospital Responds to Ransomware

Having a backup plan doesn’t just keep you up to code; it also ensures that you can continue providing the service your clients have come to expect. A few weeks ago, we examined the attack on Premier Family Medical and what they did to ensure they were able to continue operating as usual. Today, we […]

Phishing Attack Causes Major Breach

However advanced cybercriminal tactics become, there will always be those who prefer to play it old-school—and sometimes the oldest, most reliable strategies are the ones you’re least prepared for. A recent attack on a health plan organization consisted of two phishing incidents, affecting two different subsidiaries of managed care company Magellan Health. Earlier this year, […]

Auctioning Off Admin Access

In past articles, we’ve investigated in-depth the threat of the cybercriminal economy: stolen data sold and traded on the so-called “dark web,” along with increasingly malicious forms of software (like Ransomware-as-a-Service) distributed with step-by-step instructions for ill-intentioned hackers. Our increasingly digital economy has, in turn, paralleled a growth spurt in these dark web transactions. And […]

Ransomware Results in Expansive Data Breach

The recent flurry of ransomware attacks strikes again: at Premier Family Medical, a Utah clinic, a particular strain of ransomware has put 320,000 patients in jeopardy, which places it among one of the largest ransomware-induced breaches of 2019. The clinic reported that on July 8, the attack rendered it unable to access data from certain […]

A New Decade for Cybersecurity

For all of the astounding technological developments over the last decade, there’s still one thing the computer can’t accomplish: predicting the future. But as we usher in the new year, we also usher in a new wave of possibilities for the cybersecurity industry, and experts still have speculations abound. Technology advancing in leaps and bounds […]

The World of Cybersecurity Alliances

The ever-evolving realm of cybersecurity continues to pose a challenge for independent corporations everywhere—while federal protections are becoming increasingly advanced and fortified, companies are often charged with developing their own defense systems. So in response, tech-focused companies have spent the last few years forming cybersecurity alliances and pacts with each other. Major brands like HP, […]

Transforming Cybersecurity Culture

When it comes to bolstering your organization’s cybersecurity, there’s no harm in covering all your bases. From IT to HR, everyone is a potential target—which means that everyone should know how to defend themselves. However, it can be hard to keep up with the latest developments in cyber-defense when you’re not working on the cutting […]

Chinese Hackers Target Cancer Research

In recent months, we’ve talked about cyber attacks designed to corrupt and hold data hostage. We’ve investigated identities stolen and repurposed for sale on the black market, and taken a look at the consequences of neglecting compliance standards. However, when international forces strike in the name of industrial espionage, the game changes—and so does the […]