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What is the Newest Small Business Cybersecurity Threats

By: Pedro Hernandez Ransomware was a persistent threat throughout all of 2017, and things may be getting worse going into 2018, cautions Bogdan "Bob" Botezatu, senior e-threat analyst at cybersecurity firm Bitdefender. According to his company's recent Global Threat Landscape Report for 2017 (PDF), 2017 saw the emergence of over 160 ransomware families, each of [...]

By |2018-03-16T18:12:43+00:00March 16th, 2018|Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

Why Older Computers and Outdated Hardware Pose Security Risks

By Marcie Geffner: Bankrate Cybercrime experts often tell consumers to upgrade their technology to protect themselves from credit and debit card fraud, identity theft and other financial scams. But is upgrading your hardware and software really necessary? Yes, says Shirley Inscoe, senior analyst at Aite Group, a research, consulting and analytics firm in Boston. “Consumers [...]

KRACK WI-FI HACK: GOOGLE, APPLE AND MICROSOFT SCRAMBLE TO FIX WPA2 VULNERABILITY

By Anthony Cuthbertson Newsweek Apple, Google, Microsoft and other technology companies have been rushing to address issues related to the Krack Wi-Fi security vulnerability—a flaw that puts any person using wireless internet at risk of being hacked. Technology companies acknowledged problems with the WPA2 encryption used on all modern Wi-Fi routers, with some announcing they [...]

What the Average Worker Doesn’t Know About Security Will Scare You

As security becomes more complex organizations are tasked with making sure that it’s not just the IT department on the lookout for the next threat since malicious actors can get in from anywhere, particularly in a multi-cloud environment. Employees are being trained on cybersecurity best practices, and are adding words like ‘ransomware’ to their lexicon. [...]

Lack of Business Associate Agreement Leads to $31K HIPAA Fine

By Admin April 27, 2017 An Illinois pediatric health chain paid a $31,000 HIPAA breach penalty this month after the company it hired to store and manage old paper medical records instead dumped them into an unlocked trash bin at an office park. Center for Children’s Digestive Health (CCDH) – which operates seven clinics across [...]

By |2017-05-17T20:50:37+00:00May 8th, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

New Guidelines: End Frequent Password Changes

By Admin  April 24, 2017 The agency that develops information security standards for the U.S. federal government is recommending significant changes to password guidelines, essentially reversing some long-held best practices. Changes to the Digital Identity Guidelines are managed by officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a division of the U.S. Department [...]

Stolen Laptop Leads to $2.5 Million HIPAA Breach Penalty

By Admin  April 27, 2017 The theft of a laptop computer containing information of nearly 1,400 patients was among two HIPAA breaches that led a Pennsylvania provider of remote heart monitoring to pay $2.5 million, federal authorities said this week. Malvern-based CardioNet, Inc., essentially had no process at all for securely managing electronic protected health [...]

By |2017-05-17T20:52:54+00:00May 8th, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Workers Are Playing It Fast and Loose with Sensitive Data

By Pedro Hernandez | Posted April 20, 2017 Dell recently commissioned Dimensional Research to look into the data security habits of over 2,600 professionals in eight countries, including the United States and Canada. Although participants worked for organizations with 250 employees or more – squarely in the 'midsized' part of the small and midsized business (SMB) category [...]