Recent HBO Hack Puts Focus on Intellectual Property
2017 Aug 08 By Anneke Leigh 0 comment

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By now, many have heard about the HBO hack and all the intellectual data that has been compromised. There have been numerous data breaches over the past several years. Most of that attention has been focused on stolen credit card information and personal data. However, the recent breach at HBO helps underscore that there is another type of data that is equally, if not more valuable; intellectual property. Companies like HBO do not store or utilize credit card or other Personally Identifiable Information in large quantities. For that reason, many companies believe that they will “fly under the radar”….

How Do You Protect Valuable Data?
2017 Aug 08 By Anneke Leigh 0 comment

 

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Data is one of the most cherished valuables to any company and its customers. But how does that valuable data stay safe? How is that valuable data protected? Gone are the days of a breach-proof dream. However, there are a few ways for companies to build strong systems to find threats quickly: First, never click on links contained in emails unless you are certain you know the sender. Sound pretty basic? It is but this is one of the leading avenues for hackers. This underscores the need for security awareness amongst everyone in the organization, not just…

How to Handle Ransomware!
2017 Jun 06 By Anneke Leigh 0 comment

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Phishing remains one of the most common and important tools used by cyber criminals, especially as it relates to the insertion of ransomware. They mainly come from opening an infected email or attachment via social engineering exercises. Repeated attempts to vanquish the fatal “click” have proven largely unsuccessful. Mainly, because it takes just one person within an organization to unleash the attack on the entire organization. And it seems there is always at least one person who is in too much of a hurry to properly consider whether or not to open an attachment. So what is the…

2017 Feb 07 By Anneke Leigh 0 comment

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Malicious attacks against corporate assets have risen 64% in 2015 compared to 2014. As new solutions are brought online, security is often an afterthought. For example, a recent study found that 33% of companies did not test mobile applications for security vulnerabilities. Hackers looking for the next zero-day exploit constantly scrutinize existing technologies; these technologies require periodic security testing to maintain their integrity. Having a machine scan your severs is a great step to help prevent data breaches, but the human element of security testing cannot be overlooked. Human testers can learn how an environment works and create…

Dyn DDOS Attack and (What You Should Do to Prevent Future Attacks)
2016 Oct 27 By Anneke Leigh 0 comment

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On Friday, Oct. 21, Internet Performance Management Company, Dynamic Network Services (Dyn), was the victim of the largest Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) cyberattack to date. The DDOS attack severely disrupted Internet access across the United States to sites including Twitter, Netflix and Amazon. (more…)