It is important to first understand that every business, regardless of size… collects, manages, manipulates, and stores some amount of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from its customers, partners, and vendors. That means that every business, regardless of size, has the inherent responsibility (even under law) to guard and protect not only its own proprietary data, but also the data that it collects, manages and stores from others.
What’s worse than getting hacked? How about the “failure to detect intrusions” in the first place? InfoTrax Systems is just one of the latest examples of such an impressively bad security oversight. To be clear about the extent of the “oversight”, this company was breached more than 20 times from May 2014 until March 2016.
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3 billion Yahoo users maybe eligible for a $358 payout as a result from multiple breaches from 2012 to 2016. California courts are in the process of reviewing a $117.5 million proposed settlement.
The Click2Gov bill payment system has been hacked in eight cities across the United States starting in August 2019. This latest breach of Click2Gov affects 20,000 records from those eight US cities, and while only eight cities have been breached, the compromised payment cards belong to people across all 50 states.
We’re always looking to find new ways to help our clients, prospects, and our community. One of our key objectives is focused on increasing Security Awareness within our business community through our blog posts, Security Awareness Training, and by providing helpful tools that make managing your IT systems more effective. Here are a few FREE resources you can use to assist in those endeavors…
Does your business use “Smart” TVs, “Smart” Monitoring Systems, or any other type of Internet of Things (IoT) “Smart” devices? Then be well aware, these devices may be spying on you and stealing your data!
Extended support for Windows 7(Win7), Windows Server 2008/2008R2(Svr2008R2), and Windows Small Business Server 2011(SBS2011) will end on January 14, 2020. Microsoft moved these operating systems to extended support on January 13, 2015, but after January 2020, they will no longer receive vendor supported updates. Any system that is no longer supported by the vendor is truly not secure…
In a new indictment filed on August 28, 2019, Paige Thompson is accused of hacking 30 more companies and cryptojacking. The indictment alleges one count of wire fraud and one count of computer fraud and abuse for illicitly accessing data on more than 30 other entities, including Capital One. Each charge carries a penalty of up to 25 years in prison.
Many businesses use third-party IT vendors that, host, store, process, or access information records and supply management of the technology infrastructure related to their organization. Far too many IT providers use “Security” as a buzz word to foster higher sales rather than actually possessing verified working knowledge and experience to securely manage business networks. This is a situation that should never be taken lightly, as your business and its clientele are truly at risk in doing so.