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?
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.
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.
Initially reported by the Wall Street Journal and corroborated by the New York Times, Google and health care provider Ascension (the second-largest managed health system in the U.S.) initiated “Project Nightingale” last year in the shadows of ominous secrecy.
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.
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.
Most businesses can find a way to deal with whatever life throws at them as long as they can continue to do business. But, what happens when something impacts that ability? When a business can not continue to operate and perform normal business functions, the company’s reputation is greatly impacted. Therefore, every company’s survival greatly depends on how quickly they can return to normal operations.
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!
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