Hacks Are Coming! Is Your Business Prepared?

According to AT&T Cybersecurity Insights, 62 percent of organizations acknowledge that they were breached in 2015. As if that figure isn’t alarming enough, keep in mind that it does not account for the cyber hacks that have gone undetected. The number of actual breaches may be substantially larger. Cyber hacks are expensive. A successful breach … Read more

Hacked! How did that happen?

That’s what thousands of company executives will be asking themselves over the next few years. Based on a recent article from The New York Times, hackers hired by the Russian government stole emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and paraded them on WikiLeaks — among other sites — for all the world to see. … Read more

Cyber Insurance’s Achilles Heel

Cyber insurance is a specialized product that is designed to help cover losses that stem from cyber hacks. These losses may be associated with breaches in data, network problems and workload interruptions. Like other for-profit businesses, these insurance companies don’t want to lose money. Despite their best efforts, they are sometimes forced to release hefty … Read more

Yahoo Hack – Employers Take Warning

Last month, Yahoo disclosed that every single Yahoo user account in existence during the epic 2013 hack was affected, according to a CNN online story. This latest disclosure increases the number accounts compromised by the 2013 data breach from 1 billion user accounts to 3 billion. Any hack brings up the prospect of a class … Read more

The Hidden Danger of Cyber Risk

Cyber theft costs corporate America dearly—to the tune of $7 Million per incident, according to a report sponsored by IBM, conducted independently by Ponemon Institute LLC.  Yet most companies don’t realize how exposed they are.   They assume their state-of-the-art technology systems and written policies protect them.  That’s a mistake. Their biggest exposure rides up and … Read more

An Employee’s Guide to the Vocabulary of Cyber Security

Employee awareness is the cornerstone of a good cyber protection program. However, the expressions associated with cybersecurity can seem foreign to many people at first. Here is a list of common terms and their associated definitions to help you expand your cyber vocabulary: Adware is software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material (often unwanted) when … Read more