What to do if your company experiences a major data hack

If you have seen the headlines in the past few months, you know that companies are being hacked every day. If it’s not your company today, it could be tomorrow. The truth of the matter is small to large companies face this threat. However, though we know the number of cybersecurity breaches have increased every […]

Top 4 industries most vulnerable to cyber attacks

The reality of today’s technological world is that any company harboring sensitive customer information could become the target of an expert cybercriminal. However, there are certain industries that are more vulnerable to attacks than others. Here is a closer look at the most vulnerable industries against cybercriminals. Financial institutions   Financial institutions and banks are […]

Creating a cybersecurity culture

Today’s organizations are more concerned with cyberattacks than ever before. Traditionally, the solution to the problem was to continue to create stronger security for your network. However, more and more companies are beginning to realize that the real value is in creating a workplace culture that understands, prizes and implements cybersecurity. Problems with not having […]

Five ways to strengthen your organization’s cybersecurity in 2017

An increase in the number of reported cyberattacks in 2016 indicates that businesses still need to do a lot more to minimize their security risk. As data breaches continue to surface and cybersecurity incidents grow exponentially in frequency, size and cost, being prepared is the only effective strategy. So what should businesses be doing to […]

The cost of ransomware

In 2016, ransomware was on track to be a $1 billion business, even though the FBI recommends victims not pay their attackers but contact law enforcement instead. However, according to an IBM Security report released on December 14, 2016, 70 percent of businesses impacted by ransomware end up paying the attackers. The amount varies but […]

Things to consider when hiring your next CISO

For many companies, finding and securing a topnotch chief information security officer may be their most important hire. With all the cybersecurity calamities making front-page news, many companies are looking for better ways to protect their organization and its data. The big question of 2017 being voiced in many boardrooms across the country is – […]

The five biggest data breaches of 2016

Though 2015 was considered the year of the largest security breaches, 2016 wasn’t without its own, with several sizable hacks occurring in a variety of industries ranging from government and health care to email servers and even social apps. One standout trend seen in many data breeches this year was companies uncovering hacks that had […]

Getting hacked is getting really expensive

As security experts, you know firsthand that getting hacked is really expensive for your company. The average cost of a data breach hit a whopping $4 million this year, representing a 29% increase since 2013, according to 2016 Ponemon Institute and IBM data, which released a report on the topic. Among the key findings reported: […]

Password changes: mandatory or a nuisance?

Many who have worked in an office setting have had to deal with a job that requires them to continuously change their passwords on their work accounts. This longstanding IT security practice stems from the idea that flushing out old passwords will deter cyber criminals from figuring them out. And as security and risk professionals, […]

Don’t be haunted by work email practices

Email may feel like a private, one-to-one conversation safe from prying eyes. However, the truth is, email is about as confidential as telling a secret to a gossipy friend. Especially when emails are sent at work, management can legally monitor it. Bottom line—it’s important to understand what privacy expectations to have when sending emails at work. Email at work for employees  It is standard practice that when you begin a […]