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Apr25, 2018

How to Secure Your Web Server From Hackers

By |Guest Post, Security Awareness 101|

Cybersecurity hacks and malware breaches remain rampant today. And while these cybercriminals have found other means of infiltrating systems and stealing data, such as by means of unprotected wireless medical devices and Cloud computing systems, many are still targeting websites through phishing and other attack patterns. If you have a website, whether it’s a blog where you post your thoughts or a dedicated site that catalogs your business' products and services, it falls into your [...]

Apr24, 2018

3 Ways Ransomware Could Get Worse In 2018

By |Ask The Experts, Guest Post|

Since its inception, ransomware has been one of the most constant methods of cyberattack in the world. And as we move forward into 2018, it’s going to remain as such - if not worse. Here’s why. It’s one of the oldest types of cyberattack on the web. Hackers install a piece of software on their victims’ computer - either via a phishing link or a direct intrusion. From there, they simply lock the users away [...]

Apr19, 2018

BEC Attacks: How They Work and How to Survive Them

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

The FBI defines business email compromise (BEC, and sometimes called CEO fraud) as a “sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) component of BEC targets individuals that perform wire transfer payments.” From October 2013 to December 2016, BEC scams impacted organizations in 103 different countries worldwide to the tune of over $5 billion. Things didn’t get any better in 2017. According [...]

Apr13, 2018

An Overview of Regulations Around the World and Why They Matter

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

The healthcare industry is one of the top targets for cybercriminals, but it’s not alone. Insurance companies, financial firms, universities and schools, social media and online commerce companies are all at risk and, therefore, have regulations they must adhere to. Basically, if a company or organization handles any personally identifiable information, or PII, you can bet there’s a compliance or regulation standard that must be followed. Here are just a few from around the world [...]

Apr06, 2018

What is PCI Compliance and Why Does it Matter?

By |Ask The Experts|

Last year, created an excellent infographic detailing some FAQs and Myths about PCI DSS compliance. If you’re an organization that accepts, transmits, or stores card payment data, then you are required to become PCI-compliant. But even if you're not in the business of processing payments, even if you’re simply someone who uses credit and debit cards regularly, it’s beneficial to know how your information is being protected. The infographic below neatly summarizes why this [...]

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