Cybercriminals got especially healthy last year, targeting the healthcare industry like never before. In fact, healthcare is the most frequently attacked industry, ahead of manufacturing, financial services, government, and transportation. Five of the eight largest healthcare security breaches – all… Read More ›
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Companies Still Procrastinating When It Comes To Cybersecurity
It turns out that massive hacks against Sony Pictures, Anthem, and event the IRS are not enough to persuade some business executives to protect their companies from data breaches. A recent survey of 1,000 business executives show that only 50% had a formal… Read More ›
Employees: Greatest Asset or Biggest Risk?
We’ve all heard the cliché that staff are a company’s greatest asset and potentially its greatest risk. And it’s never been more true than now when it comes to data security. Employees are the first line of defense against cyber-attacks,… Read More ›
Do You Really Need A BYOD Policy?
You bet you do! If you are an avid reader of this blog, then you know we have been evangelizing a very important message: There will be an increase in high profile cyber attacks this year. The cyber threat landscape… Read More ›
Data Protection: Why Employee Training Is Critical
With the number of attacks continually on the rise, spear phishing has become the weapon of choice for hackers today. According to Trend Micro, 91% of cyber attacks occur when malware is delivered by email, links or through downloads, and… Read More ›
Bigger Threats for Smaller Businesses
Small and midsize businesses are increasingly becoming the targets of today’s complex cyber attacks. Hackers are going local in their efforts to steal credit card information from customers, striking at small businesses with as much frequency as retail giants. Cybercriminals… Read More ›
Your Network’s Weakest Link May Be Its People
According to a report by the Privacy and Data Protection Team at the law firm Baker Hostetler, human error was the number one cause of data security incidents. In the incidents that the firm worked on last year, employee negligence… Read More ›
How Confident Are YOU In Your Network’s Security?
IT decision-makers lack faith in their organization’s security, according to research from Gemalto. According to an article from CBR online, the number of global data breaches is on the increase, as reported in Gemalto’s Breach Level Index. More than 1500 data breaches leading to one… Read More ›
Let’s Fool Around a Little… Is Workplace Downtime Really a Productivity Killer?
Bob Hochmuth recently wrote a couple of posts about the issues with employees wasting time and using the internet while at work. Although a breach in your company’s internet security can be a real threat, I have to disagree with… Read More ›
The Challenge of BYOD: Managing more with less
Ten years ago, the typical IT department was responsible for an organization’s desktops and servers, their routers and switches, and for security at the network’s edge. Most companies got by with a ratio of 1.1 or 1.2 devices under IT… Read More ›