A False Sense of Security: How Antivirus Can Fail

It’s pretty easy to think of computer viruses and malware as someone else’s problem. You hear about big attacks in the news, about the thousands of people who have had their information stolen and the businesses who have suffered mind-numbing losses in revenue. This isn’t something you have to worry about though, right? You know […]

What to Know About the FFIEC’s Cybersecurity Assessment Tool FAQ

Back in 2015, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released its Cybersecurity Assessment Tool. Designed to assist financial institutions of all sizes identify and assess risks and weaknesses in their cybersecurity posture, it has notably been met with widespread confusion and complaints. The FFIEC has recently tried to clear some of this up by […]

Unseen Consequences: The Ripple Effects of a Data Breach

A data breach results in some obvious, immediate impacts. Your customers’ and/or patients’ data is exposed, for one. Even if you don’t lose their business, there will likely be some fences to mend to regain their trust. However, what often gets lost in the aftermath of significant breaches is the ripple effect these attacks can […]

The Year of Ransomware

Ransomware is a threat you’ve probably heard a lot about in 2016. That’s not without good reason – it’s one of the main cybersecurity threats facing businesses today. Though preventative steps do exist, this is still an extremely effective attack method you can’t afford to ignore. One successful attack is all it takes to set your […]

The Threat from Within

Previously we’ve written about breaches caused by outside sources: cyber criminals and the virulent programs designed to rob you of valuable information. These are faceless criminals off in the distance. But what happens when the source of the breach is closer to home? A Florida-based pediatric practice recently had to find out, as Bank Info […]

Best Practices for Network Security

Cyber-crime is growing at a tremendous rate. It’s become an organized big business opportunity for criminals, and is projected to grow to $600 billion this year, larger than any other form of crime. – Forbes, May 3, 2016 It may seem hard at times to keep pace with the ever-changing and emerging threats posed to […]

When Your Customers Suffer: The Banner Health Breach

According to Bank Info Security, Arizona-based Banner Health recently suffered a breach large enough to notify their 3.7 million customers. Banner, which operates 29 hospitals, discovered the attack on July 7th. The attackers gained access through payment card processing systems in some of their food and beverage outlets, after doing so the attackers also found […]

The Cost of Lacking Security: OHSU HIPAA Settlement

One data breach is enough to wreak havoc on any organization. The damage one could do to your relationship with customers could be catastrophic for your business, and the fallout can cause you to rethink your entire security strategy. To add insult to injury, there are also typically steep financial penalties. Healthcare Info Security recently […]

Social Engineering: What It Is, and How You Can Prevent It

You’re probably aware of some standard IT security threats, like viruses, ransomware, various different kinds of malware and more. These make headlines and, more importantly, fit our conception of standard cyber-criminal attacks – programs designed to steal our data and information. However, there are arguably more pressing threats to your business that you may not […]