|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.
|Ransomware Hits Business and Professional Services Hardest|
|Anne Bisagno—Monday, June 12, 2017
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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).
|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.
|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.
|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.