A Statewide Cybersecurity Emergency

School systems in Louisiana are under siege—and the culprit is in the coding. In the last three weeks, three North Louisiana school districts have found themselves impacted by a malware virus that shut down computer systems and breached district servers. In response, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a state of emergency, and the […]

Facebook Takes On $5 Billion Fine

In the historic conclusion to a series of allegations involving Facebook’s privacy policies, the Federal Trade Commission announced a $5 billion settlement with the social media giant on July 24. But despite the record-breaking fine and an initiative to increase privacy oversight, the deal does not hold anyone at Facebook accountable—including CEO Mark Zuckerberg—and only […]

Phishing Emails Win Again

For many, it’s a morning ritual. Come to work, grab a cup of coffee and start answering those emails. The sooner you’re caught up, the sooner you can get started on the day. Because of this, you may skim internal emails a little more quickly, only acting on what’s asked of you. After all, these […]

Where Your Vulnerabilities Lie

This isn’t breaking news, but cybercriminals are after your data, and they’ll do just about anything to get it. Personal identifiable information, or PII, is a goldmine for attackers. With this info, they can steal your clients’ identities, hold it for ransom and more. To obtain this information, we’ve seen cybercriminals: Hack into school districts […]

FBI Taking New Efforts to Prevent DDoS Attacks

With cybercrime being a global problem, law enforcement agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom have intensified their efforts to share information and combat illicit activity. Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) alert regarding “stresser/booter” services. These DDoS-for-hire services can be leveraged by cyber criminals, […]

Another Entry Point: Chatbots and Vendors

This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard this, but artificial intelligence (AI) is the future. In fact, it’s already making a huge impact on our lives in ways you may not have considered. Take chatbots, for example. They undoubtedly make customers’ lives easier. Whether it’s booking an appointment or agreeing to terms on a […]

States Enact Even Tougher Breach Notification Laws than Federal HIPAA Requirements

Starting September 1, 2018, Colorado’s new Protections For Consumers Data Privacy law will require organizations to notify victims of breaches containing personal information within 30 days of determining that a breach occurred — 30 days before current federal HIPAA requirements. Like other state laws, Colorado’s newest approved bill signals to healthcare organizations that you can […]

Whitepaper Download: Protecting Data in the Healthcare Industry

All it takes is one slipup to forever change the public’s outlook on your organization. This is especially true for healthcare providers. Your patients need to trust that your staff can provide them with the care they need and that your IT system won’t put their protected health information (PHI) at risk. There’s nothing like […]

A Recent Anti-Malware Victory

Cybercriminals make a lot of news by pulling off headline-grabbing data breaches. Often, this can make these attackers seem invincible, like there are no systems or good guys capable of standing up to them. This is, of course, anything but true. Cyber-attacks can be defeated and the criminals behind them can be apprehended. Today, we’re […]

Insider Theft Leads to the Data Breach of 1.5 Million Bank Clients

Atlanta bank SunTrust recently announced that 1.5 million users have potentially been exposed to a criminal third party. Unlike most data exposures we’ve been hearing about, the source of SunTrust’s breach was not caused by cybercriminals, but rather a theft by an employee who gained access to sensitive client information without security clearance. Sources say […]