New Year, New Risks for IT & Data Security

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about the world as we know it. Just as we started embracing new practices like sanitizing, social distancing and remote working, the pandemic has also forced us to embrace systemic changes in the ways we deal with cyber threats. In fact, the FBI has reported an increase in cyber attacks to 4,000 per day …

Ransomware is on the rise again!

Many business’s don’t realize how common and damaging ransomware attacks have become. Many think “This won’t happen to me”. But what if it does, and you’re not fully prepared?

Attention, Attention… This is not a Drill!

Recently a major Health Insurance Provider sent out a “Security Due Diligence Questionnaire” to all of its partners and vendors. If you work in the health insurance industry and received this notification, this request may have come to you as quite a shock.

What is a Vulnerability Assessment, and why do I need one?

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?

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.

Yahoo Data Breach Settlement

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.

You can trust government websites to be secure, right?

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.

Free Resources from ITNS Consulting!

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…

Are IoT devices allowing access to your data?

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!

The End is Near for Windows 7!

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…