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 […]

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 […]