What Is Ransomware-as-a-Service? Understanding RaaS

Ransomware-as-a-service lowers the bar for entering the entering the cyber extortion game Ransomware isn’t a new threat. It first rose to prominence back in 2016, when Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center shelled out $17,000 in bitcoin after an attack took the hospital offline. Since then, ransomware has only become more popular, especially for hackers targeting the… Read More

Browser Extensions Can Pose Significant Cyber Security Threats

Malicious browser extensions can steal credentials, cryptocurrency, and more From blocking ads and coin miners to saving news stories for later reading, browser extensions allow users to customize their web browsers for convenience, efficiency, and even privacy and security – usually for free. However, browser extensions need a wealth of access permissions to operate, including… Read More

Chinese Hackers Pose a Serious Threat to Military Contractors

Chinese hackers have successfully breached contractors for the U.S. Navy, according to WSJ report. The years-long Marriott Starwood database breach was almost certainly the work of nation-state hackers sponsored by China, likely as part of a larger campaign by Chinese hackers to breach health insurers and government security clearance files, The New York Times reports.… Read More

The Top Cyber Security Threats Facing Enterprises in 2019

The top cyber security threats your organization may encounter in 2019  The cyber threat environment is becoming more dangerous every day. A recent survey by the World Economic Forum revealed that cyber-attacks were the number-one concern of executives in Europe and other advanced economies. As we approach the winter holidays and the end of the… Read More

NIST Issues Guidance for Medical IoT Device Security

As the popularity of medical IoT devices grows, so do security vulnerabilities. There are more connected devices than there are humans on Earth. Organizations have been as quick to embrace the Internet of Things as consumers have, and the healthcare industry is no exception. Medical IoT devices have exploded in popularity and grown in complexity.… Read More

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

Employees Are Biggest Threat to Healthcare Data Security

Two new reports illustrate the threat of employee carelessness and maliciousness to healthcare data security Healthcare data security is under attack from the inside. While insider threats – due to employee error, carelessness, or malicious intent – are a problem in every industry, they are a particular pox on healthcare data security. Two recent reports… Read More

#MeToo Prompts Employers to Review their Anti-Harassment Policies

Comprehensive anti-harassment policies are even more important in light of #MeToo movement The #MeToo movement, which was birthed in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, has shined a spotlight on the epidemic of sexual harassment and discrimination in the U.S. According to a nationwide survey by Stop Street Harassment, a… Read More