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Lack of US Cybersecurity: One-Way Ticket to Cyber Pearl Harbor

Nation-state cyber attacks and data breaches are showing no signs of stopping; and if 2016 proved anything, it’s that the United States has some serious cybersecurity gaps. Whether it be the federal government, critical infrastructure or businesses, there are gaps in cybersecurity that need to be filled ASAP. The U.S. has a pressing need to […]

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What Scams Are We Expecting to See in 2017?

Every new year holds new and different scams than the year before it. In 2017, MyIDCare has predicted a handful of scams that will come about in 2017; some new, some old. Read on and learn how to protect yourself in the coming year. Every new year brings with it new hope, new plans … […]

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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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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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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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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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Healthcare Takes Another Hit: Banner Health Data Breach

On June 17, 2017 Banner Health discovered a massive cyber attack that compromised more than 3.7 million patients, health insurance subscribers, food and drink customers, and personnel. The Phoenix-based health-care provider said Wednesday that it will mail letters to 3.7 million patients, health insurance customers, cafeteria customers, doctors and other health care providers notifying them about details […]

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Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals

Across the United States, if not internationally, there’s a plethora of unfilled cybersecurity positions; approximately 1 million to be exact. In 2015, there were more than 209k unfilled cybersecurity positions within the United States, Why is there such a shortage, and how do we fix it? All those job openings mean there are a lot […]

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Data Loss to Data Breach: The Rapid Evolution of Cyber Attacks

There’s no question that the types and frequencies of cyber attacks have evolved over the years from simple data loss from a smash-and-grab of the 80′s and 90′s to the massive, complex and malicious data breaches that we see today. Since 2002, there’s been a 10,000-fold increase in the number of new cyber security threats, […]

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“It’s a lot less bad than it looks”

Blippy, the social media site that is a “fun and easy way to see and discuss what everyone is buying”, is a Silicon Valley startup funded by a who’s who of venture capital funds. It also recently had a privacy data breach where Blippy members credit card information was accidentally exposed to search engines. The formal […]

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