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In 2016, 70% Of Executives Caved In To Ransomware Demands

In 2016, a new type of malware reared its ugly head and dominated the cyber crime space: Ransomware. Many cases, such as Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, fell victim to a ransomware attack and ended up in the news. At the end of 2016, about 70% of executives gave in to cyber criminals’ ransomware demands. The ransomware […]

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New Survey: Customers Come First in Breach Response

According to a new study from ID Experts, the customer should always come first when it comes to breach response. By not focusing on the customer, there’s far more to lose than just money- your reputation is on the line. To date, more than 34 million records have been breached in 2016, according to the […]

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Quest Diagnostics Labs Suffer a Data Breach

Quest Diagnostics’ patient data has been accessed by an unauthorized third party, affecting more than 30,000 patients. Like many other breaches, the unauthorized hacker accessed Quest Diagnostics’ data base via the MyQuest via Care360 internet app. Clinical laboratory services company Quest Diagnostics announced Monday that it is investigating a third-party hack into an internet application […]

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Yahoo Discovers ANOTHER Breach

Earlier this year, Yahoo discovered they had a security breach that compromised 500 million user accounts. Within the last few weeks, Yahoo uncovered yet another breach believed to be entirely separate that compromised more than 1 billion user accounts. Yahoo has suffered another hack. The company disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of […]

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Data Breach Costs Continue to Rise

The cost of a data breach has never been something to scoff at, and the rising costs aren’t making it any better. But if costs continue to rise, why aren’t organizations doing more to combat the onslaught of hacking? It’s not easy to pinpoint the total cost of cyber crimes, in part because industrial espionage […]

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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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