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FIVE STEPS TO COMPLIANCEby: Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer Despite different industries being required to follow differently named guidelines, there’s a pretty good overlap for those information security items that IT really needs to worry about.Although there will be some personal information that may not fall under any compliance standards, from an IT perspective,...
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Written by Chris Peterson, Forbes According to a 2019 survey from The Conference Board of more than 800 international CEOs and 600 C-suite members, cybersecurity is cited as the top external concern. The Conference Board also notes (via CIO Dive) that malicious cyber activity cost the economy up to $109 billion in 2016. CEOs and boards that seek...
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The walls of the corporate workplace will become fluid for enterprises over this decade.This will be a movement driven by the way you want to work and the birth of the fully internet-driven workplace; put another way, it’s the death of the legacy corporate network which naturally means the death of traditional network security. It’s...
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Spear Phishing
A lot of cyber attacks don’t target specific individuals. They are usually attacks of opportunity with the goal to steal as much data as possible or gain access to a large number of systems. Although they may not be the majority, a targeted attack is still a major risk. these more specific hacks often target...
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The importance of establishing strong cybersecurity systems within small to mid-sized companies increases every day. 60% of small businesses who are the victim of a cyber attack close their doors within six months. The U.S. Small Business Administration claims over 1/3rd of all cyber crimes target small to medium sized businesses. Those statistics have continued...
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🎁 Tips for Safe Online Holiday shopping. 🛍 In 2018, 8% of consumers surveyed said they were victims of Identity theft during the holiday season. As black Friday approaches 56% of holiday shoppers plan to make purchases online in 2019. Before you shop this holiday season, we have prepared a list of cyber tips for...
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(Reuters) – Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await certification. Many state agencies had their servers taken down in response to the attack, Governor John Bel Edwards said in a series of messages posted...
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Action sports giant Boardriders was hit by a ransomware attack that affected some of its subsidiaries, including Quiksilver and Billabong, and forced the company to shut down computing systems all over the world. Boardriders has around 10,000 employees from all over the world and its Quiksilver, Billabong, ROXY, RVCA, DC Shoes, and Element brands are sold in over 110...
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Written by James Sheehy No matter how vigilant you are in the modern world data breaches have the potential to impact both you and your business. From hacking, to malware, to even social engineering, the technological infrastructure of the modern world has many points of failure. Emails, passwords, names, personal information, phone numbers, and social...
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The so-called Hamburglar is still at large, hacking customers’ McDonald’s app accounts and ordering food on their dime. For some victims, their troubles didn’t end there as they were unhappy with how McDonald’s handled their cases. “What a mess,” said Deborah Kelly of Peterborough, Ont. She’s unimpressed after the fast-food giant mistakenly blamed mystery charges on...
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