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 […]

Get More From Your Next IT Audit

Periodic IT audits are not only required; they are a necessity for companies looking to keep up with rapidly changing cyber security threats. Allocating funds to these regular IT checks may not sound like the most exciting way to spend the budget, but we have a few tricks to help you get more out of […]

In the Age of Cyberthreats, Healthcare Organizations Must Secure Data At Every Endpoint

Cybersecurity is a hot topic in the healthcare arena, with high-profile breaches at Premara Blue Cross and Anthem highlighting the vulnerability of organizations holding high volumes of sensitive information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported 235 breaches in 2015 involving more than 112 million health records – 100 times more than any […]

How Hospitals Can Protect Themselves From the Latest Digital Threat

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center is the latest medical facility to be attacked by cyber-criminals – this time, by a type of malware known as ransomware. For an entire week, the malicious code took down the hospital’s network. While certain departments were able to function offline, other patients were relocated to nearby hospitals. Identified by the […]

Mitigating Risk with Wearables in the Workplace

Much has been made of the Internet of Things and the way in which it will transform our lives — for the better, in many cases. Yet the interconnectivity of all these devices and the paths they pave for cyber criminals, hackers, and other threats pose a significant issue for enterprises dealing in secure data. […]

Telecommuting Workers And Data Security

The productivity benefits of telecommuting have been supported by numerous studies. The latest was conducted by Stanford University professor Nicholas Bloom and graduate student James Liang, who is also a cofounder of the Chinese travel website Ctrip. During the nine-month study, Ctrip call center employees who volunteered to participate were randomly assigned either to work […]

Does Your Company Need Data Breach Insurance?

Data Breach Insurance: Is It Necessary? edited We know that data/networks can and should be secured more effectively. While no security system will ever be 100% bulletproof, there are glaring issues with bad practice in all of the recent high-profile breaches. We’ll look at why this might be happening in a follow-up post this week, […]

Key Takeaways From The TalkTalk Breach

As you may already have heard, a 15-year-old was arrested for what is being called one of the UK’s biggest cybercrimes to date – the successful attack on British ISP TalkTalk last week. TalkTalk services the consumer and small business markets. The data breach suffered by the company was most likely the result of a […]