Penetration Tests vs. Vulnerability Scans: Understanding the Differences

Penetration tests and vulnerability scans are related but different cyber security services The difference between penetration tests and vulnerability scans is a common source of confusion. While both are important tools for cyber risk analysis and are mandated under PCI DSS, HIPAA, and other security standards and frameworks, they are quite different. Let’s examine the… Read More

Cyber Security Lesson Brief from the Under Armour Breach

The Under Armour breach provides lessons in the do’s and don’ts of enterprise cyber security and compliance with the EU GDPR Last week, athletic apparel manufacturer Under Armour announced that its popular MyFitnessPal weight loss and fitness tracking app had been hacked, compromising 150 million accounts. The Under Armour breach is the largest data breach… Read More

Tax Phishing Scams Are Back: Here Are 3 to Watch Out For

This Year’s Crop of Tax Phishing Scams Target Individuals, Employers, and Tax Preparers Tax season is stressful enough without having to worry about becoming the victim of a cyber crime. Here are three different tax phishing scams targeting employers, individuals, and even tax preparers that are currently making the rounds. Employers: W-2 Phishing Emails The… Read More

States Worry About Election Hacking as Midterms Approach

Mueller indictments of Russian cyber criminals put election hacking at top of mind State officials expressed grave concerns about election hacking the day after Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed down indictments of 13 Russian nationals on charges of interfering with the 2016 presidential election. The Washington Post reports: At a conference of state secretaries of… Read More

Crypto-Mining Malware May Be a Bigger Threat than Ransomware

Crypto-Mining Malware is Crippling Enterprise Networks Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have gone mainstream; it seems like everybody and their brother is looking to buy some crypto and get their piece of the digital currency gold rush. Hackers want a piece of it, too. In addition to hacking ICO’s and cryptocurrency exchanges, they’re using… Read More

CUTV News Radio spotlights Michael Peters of Lazarus Alliance

CUTV News Radio spotlights Michael Peters of Lazarus AllianceCUTV News Radio with veteran award-winning broadcast TV and radio hosts/media personalities Jim Masters and Doug Llewelyn is an exciting, informative, entertaining, thought-provoking and empowering broadcast series featuring several LIVE episodes daily and is a service of the Telly-award winning CUTV News, a full service media company… Read More

Post Equifax, New Data Breach Notification Laws are Inevitable

New data breach notification regulations aren’t a matter of if, but when The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission plans to update its six-year-old guidelines regarding data breach notification and cyber risk disclosure, Bank Info Security reports: The agency has indicated that it expects to refine guidance around how businesses disclose cybersecurity risks to investors as… Read More

FISMA, FedRAMP, and NIST: Federal Compliance Demystified

FISMA vs. FedRAMP and NIST: Making Sense of Government Compliance Standards FISMA, FedRAMP, NIST, DFARS, CJIS, HIPAA … Government compliance standards can seem like a veritable alphabet soup. Making matters even worse, a lot of them overlap, and many organizations aren’t certain which standards they need to comply with. Even if your organization does not… Read More

Report Finds Arizona Businesses Hit Hard By Malware

A new report by a cybersecurity firm shows Arizona businesses lead the nation in malware detections. Malwarebytes examined data from its client companies with fewer than 1,000 employees. In the first quarter of this year, Malwarebytes found incidents in Arizona increased 1,332 percent compared with the same period a year earlier. “It’s really malicious software that’s been… Read More