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April 11, 2014

Heartbleed Hits

The Heartbleed bug is the latest cyber security threat and we already know a number of affected websites and companies. Make sure to take action to protect your account settings. Take a look at this article from Mashable.com to find out more about Heartbleed and to know which passwords you should change for websites that have been compromised. Continue reading “Heartbleed Hits” »

March 27, 2013

Cyber-Attacks: Banks are Big Targets

“In itself, a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack on a bank’s website is little more than costly hooliganism. It essentially consists of hackers ordering a bunch of malware-infected computers to “click” on a bank’s website until it’s too overwhelmed to respond to legitimate users.

The effect is pretty similar to a barricade across the entrance to your bank: You can’t get in, but your money is still safe inside the bank.”

-The article ‘Hackers Empty $900K Bank Account’  from Bankrate.com Banking Blog by Claes Bell Continue reading “Cyber-Attacks: Banks are Big Targets” »

March 21, 2013

Smartphone Hacking Hits US Victims

“Criminals have been probing the systems that protect U.S. smartphone users for years, searching for the right combination of programming tricks and social engineering that would allow them to sneak onto users’ phones. Recently, one hacker group hit the jackpot.”-Bob Sullivan, NBC News Continue reading “Smartphone Hacking Hits US Victims” »

February 19, 2013

US Corporations Hacked…Again!

Another report releasing details of a major cyber attack to U.S. corporations. Think about the extensive use of risk controls and network security applications to prevent these attacks. And now think about the high volume of cyber attacks bypassing these tactics. If a cyber attack can happen to a company like The New York Times, you better believe that small-mid size businesses are extremely vulnerable as well.  Continue reading “US Corporations Hacked…Again!” »

January 25, 2013

U.S. homeland chief: cyber 9/11 could happen “imminently”

“Attacks are coming all the time. They are coming from different sources, they take different forms. But they are increasing in seriousness and sophistication.” – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano from the article ‘U.S. homeland chief: cyber 9/11 could happen “imminently”" reported by Deborah Charles, edited by Xavier Briand. Continue reading “U.S. homeland chief: cyber 9/11 could happen “imminently”” »

January 24, 2013

Webcam hackers can spy on you in secret

“Computer expert Jim Stickley of TraceSecurity showed us how easy it is. From thousands of miles away he broke into one family’s laptop and turned on their webcam to view teen girls in their bedroom and in their dining room as the family ate dinner. “It took about three minutes” to hack into their system, Stickley told us.” – From the article in Today News titled ‘Rossen Reports: Webcam hackers can spy on you in secret’ by Jeff Rossen, Josh Davis and Robert Powell.

Frightening to see experts demonstrate how easy it is to infiltrate a computer system. The article highlights the danger of hackers targeting families and individuals, but imagine a breach to a corporate network. How often does your business use webcams for conference calls? Trade secrets and confidential client information are at stake.  Continue reading “Webcam hackers can spy on you in secret” »

October 19, 2012

10 Major Cyber Attacks in 2012

Take a quick look at some of the ‘scariest’ cyber attacks of 2012…. Continue reading “10 Major Cyber Attacks in 2012” »

October 19, 2012

Medical Providers are Extremely Susceptible to Cyber Crime

Since 2005, medical providers have suffered more breaches than any other type of organization, with over 23 million records having been compromised as a result of approximately 690 data breaches! Lawfirms, financial institutions, and other businesses involved with an abundance of confidential information are highly susceptible to cyber attacks as well. Continue reading “Medical Providers are Extremely Susceptible to Cyber Crime” »

August 8, 2012

Symantec Breach Calculator

Find out your cost per record post breach with Symantec’s breach calculator.

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