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Aug 25
2014

How to tell if your Computer has a Virus

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Your computer probably has a virus if you can answer “Yes” to any of the questions below:

Aug 24
2014

Cybersecurity Insurance still Requires Cybersecurity

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

OpenSSL vulnerabilities are sticking around for a while. In fact, recently two new ones were announced: One allows criminals to run an arbitrary code on a vulnerable computer/device, and the other allows man-in-the-middle attacks. A more famous openSSL vulnerability that made headlines earlier this year is the Heartbleed bug.

Aug 23
2014

Mailroom Error, Big Data Breach

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Untagged 

Jessica Hurley

Data breaches need not be launched maliciously in order to be very troublesome, as was the case involving about 3,700 Medicare Advantage members. Freedom Blue and Security Blue members received risk assessment results that actually belonged to other individuals. The addresses, birthdates, member ID numbers and medical information of some members ended up in the hands of other members.

Aug 22
2014

Prepaid Cards risk of Fraud

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Somewhere out there is a dictionary that when you look up the term wire money, the definition says scam! Even though legitimate money-transfer businesses exist like Western Union, a request to wire money for that new car or vacation package is most probably a rip-off.

Aug 20
2014

Healthcare High on Hackers’ Hitlist

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Robert Siciliano

If you think that retailers are the biggest target for cyber criminals, you have it more than a wee bit wrong. Hackers are really going after the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. In fact, “Will Healthcare Be the Next Retail?” is the name of a recent report released by BitSight Technologies, a security ratings firm.

Aug 12
2014

Healthcare Providers Gaining Trust by Marketing Security

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Jessica Hurley

You’ve surely heard of “B2B” or business-to-business marketing. The new game plan is “B2C” – business to consumer marketing, particularly in the healthcare industry. The Affordable Care Act allows healthcare organizations to directly deal with consumers on a  massive scale for the first time. However, this comes with some challenges, namely, how to effectively reach potential consumers and differentiate their organization from the competition.

Aug 11
2014

Big ISP free Wi-Fi hazardous to your Data Health

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Beware of “Free Wi-Fi” or “Totally Free Internet,” as this probably IS too good to be true. These are likely set up by thieves to trick you into getting on a malicious website.

Aug 09
2014

Russian Organized Crime: Krem D'la Krem of Hackers

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Robert Siciliano

The Russians have definitely come…in the world of cybercrime. A Russian ring of hackers has amassed 1.2 billion stolen passwords and usernames involving 400,000 websites. The criminals have also garnered 542 million e-mail addresses.

Aug 07
2014

Data Breaches May Result in Board Breakups

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

The ripple effect continues to haunt Target: It’s expected that seven of its board of directors members may be replaced because they failed to provide effective oversight into the corporation’s data-protection risks. Boards simply need to be more proactive in safeguarding their companies against data breaches.

Aug 06
2014

Data Breach Response Planning 101

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

Don’t think in terms of “if” you’ll suffer a data breach, but rather, “when.” Once you establish this mindset, it’s time for you to develop a response plan. After all, a security system that’s impenetrable has yet to be invented.

Aug 03
2014

Cyber Security Insurance Difficult for Business to Navigate

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Cyber insurance is now booming, with about 50 carriers in the industry. An increasing number of companies have cyber insurance to protect against cyber crime. However, businesses claim it’s not easy to get adequate coverage.

Aug 02
2014

Business Identity Theft; Big Brands, Big Problems

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

Cyber criminals go after brand names like vultures, infiltrating company websites, hijacking mobile applications and tainting online ads, among other tricks.

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