Data Breach 2016: 529 Million Records and Counting!

In 2016 alone, 529 million records have been breached in one of the worst, most frightening years for cyber security. Between DDoS, malware, phishing, ransomware, oh my, it’s no wonder. And we thought 2015 was a doozy for data breaches! The case could be made that 2016 has already been the most frightening year yet […]

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The Many Faces of Ransomware

Ransomware has been around for awhile now, but only in 2016 did it start becoming a “household” name and featured in the news. With its big debut also comes evolution – ransomware comes in many different shapes, sizes and families. As the season of evil witches, ghosts, goblins, and ghouls approaches, it’s time to be […]

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Are Millennials Changing the Face of Cybersecurity?

Millennials have now surpassed baby boomers in the work place, and are making their impact known. Although millennials were raised in a digital age, they don’t seem to have the same information security savvy when it comes to both their professional and personal lives. So what does that mean for your organization? According to the […]

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What IoT Devices Mean for InfoSec

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a boon to our society, connecting individuals regardless of time zones and distance, but did we ever stop to think about the privacy and security risks? When last month’s DDoS attacks hit Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, etc., no one would’ve thought to look at connected printers, VoIP phones, webcams, […]

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DDoS and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay, but are we fully prepared for the privacy and security implications that come with it? As it turns out, IoT played a part in last month’s DDoS attacks against Spotify, Netflix, Airbnb and Twitter, to name a few. The recent DDoS attacks demonstrated that the real […]

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Orlando Hospital Foots the Bill Post Data Breach

After the Pulse nightclub incident in Orlando, FL, a majority of the victims were treated at Orlando Regional Hospital. Not too long after their treatment, the hospital suffered a data breach, which included those victims’ PHI. Here’s what happened: Survivors of the Orlando shooting at the Pulse LGBT club will not be billed for their […]

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Is Medical Identity Theft on The Rise?

The threat of medical identity theft is becoming a far bigger threat than initially expected, and it’s on the rise. And to make things even worse, patients can’t effectively take matters into their own hands because, in most states, medical identities belong to the provider or hospital. It began like an ordinary purse snatching. The […]

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Global Cost of Cyber Crime to Hit $6 Trillion in 2016

The global cost of cyber crime, according to a recent study by Cybersecurity Ventures and the Ponemon Institute, could reach $6 trillion before the end of 2016. While $6 trillion may seem a little high, more than a trillion isn’t unlikely either. A report out by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts global annual cybercrime costs will grow […]

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OCR Phase 2 Audits Are Here!

After the dismal results of phase 1 OCR Audits, business associates and covered entities alike have their work cut out for them. But with phase 2 beginning, are organizations ready for an audit? The long-awaited second phase of the OCR Audits has finally arrived. After the dismal results of the phase 1 audits, healthcare organizations—both […]

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Ransomware: Beware & Be Prepared!

Ransomware has been popping up in headlines quite a bit lately, and while it’s nothing to scoff at, there’s a few things you can do prepare. First, you can start by learning the basics. Ransomware is an epidemic. Every day more businesses, consumers, government and other organizations are finding their critical data held hostage and […]

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