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Hackers Follow the Money
Anne Bisagno—Monday, June 19, 2017

It should come as absolutely no surprise that financial services firms are the favorite targets of industry-specific attempts to breach data security. Why? Simple: that's where the money is. 
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Ransomware Hits Business and Professional Services Hardest
Anne Bisagno—Monday, June 12, 2017

The continued growth of ransomware puts business and professional services firms at particularly high risk, according to the latest global threat trends report. 
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It's More Easy Being Green
Anne Bisagno—Monday, June 05, 2017

Technology is notoriously resource-intensive and energy-gobbling, but it doesn't have to be. Take a look at these office-ready, eco-friendly gadgets: a speedy solar USB charger, a AA battery with USB port, or a recyclable wireless keyboard and mouse made of sustainable bamboo. 
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Internet Privacy: Should Your Business Worry?
Anne Bisagno—Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pushed through new privacy regulations for home Internet and broadband providers that were designed to require consumers to opt in before providers could sell or share their browsing history, app usage, and other private information with advertisers and other companies. These new rules were well-intentioned, but they conflicted with the existing privacy framework put forth by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). As a result, the FCC and FTC will need to work together to ensure consistent, comprehensive privacy practices — at least until Congress decides whether or not it wants to overhaul the Telecommunications Act completely. 
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Get Your Board On Board With Cybersecurity
Anne Bisagno—Monday, May 22, 2017

If you're frustrated by how little your board of directors seems to understand about cybersecurity, take heart: you're not alone. Recent research by security firm Focal Point Data Risk shows that security pros see their job as guiding the business and preventing loss, while business leaders think of security primarily as a way to protect company data and the corporate brand. 
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Patch Your Windows Systems in March? If so, you are Safe From “WannaCry” Ransomware Attack
Anne Bisagno—Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The so-called Wanna Decyptor ransomware is currently moving across 74 countries in more than 45,000 attacks, including a massive takedown of several UK hospitals. 
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Scrub Old Devices Clean
Anne Bisagno—Monday, May 15, 2017

If one of your employees has upgraded a digital device lately, your sensitive corporate data could end up in the hands of whomever acquires the cast-offs. So says a new study that found 40 percent of phones, tablets, and laptops available for resale still contained personally identifiable information (PII).  
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Treat Cyber Insurers As Partners
Anne Bisagno—Monday, May 08, 2017

Cyber risk is the third most significant hazard to corporate health — after business interruption and market developments, but before natural disasters, regulatory changes, or even fire. That's why you need to include risk managers, insurance brokers, and insurance carriers as partners in guarding your company's data assets. 
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​Cyber Security: A Board-Level Issue
Anne Bisagno—Monday, May 01, 2017

A new bill proposed in the Senate in March would require boards of directors at public companies to disclose their cyber security risks and competencies to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2017 (S536) would require board members to detail what a company is doing to protect itself from data breaches. 
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Do Your Employees Stand Up to Security Testing?
Anne Bisagno—Monday, April 24, 2017

Training your employees to recognize security risks works — especially when they're learning how to spot phishing attempts. The Ponemon Institute estimates anti-phishing training delivers an astonishing 50x return on investment. But how can you be sure you're getting that ROI? Simple: put your training to the test
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