It’s long been known that organizations need to exercise extreme caution when jettisoning old office equipment, especially if it has built-in memory—and that it’s even more crucial to bear in mind that hackers can utilize digital or carbon-based memory.
An Israeli-based company recently found another way older communication devices—and new versions of older technology—...Read More
The wired world and its associated gadgets—smartphones, computers, tablets and more—have connected people like never before. Digital connections link us to work, play, education, friends and family. But those same virtual connections also have spawned a tsunami of cyber crime.
The price tag for cyber crime is expected to reach $6 trillion in 2021....Read More
Election Systems and Software (ES&S), the nation’s largest manufacturer of voting machines, has admitted they installed potentially compromising backdoor software on machines sold over a six-year period.
The admission came by way of a letter to Senator Ron Wyden. The software, pcAnywhere, was sold on voting machines between 2000 and 2006. This admission directly contradicts statements made by the company in February, when they insisted that they had never used the remote access...Read More
Individuals are becoming more aware—and concerned—about their personal cyber risks in this age of the data breach.
Once a product for commercial lines, cyber insurance is emerging as the next frontier for personal lines coverages. Cyber threats such as data theft, system compromise and social media risks are no longer exclusive to businesses; they happen to people, too.
The costs are high,...Read More
South Carolina became the first state to pass a law requiring all insurance entities to create and maintain a cybersecurity and data breach response program.
Among the law’s provisions is a requirement to notify the state government within 72 hours in the event of a breach or cybersecurity event affecting 250 or more people, the protection of policyholder’s personally identifiable information, and an annual statement detailing their breach response plan.... Read More
Ransomware is a top concern for businesses. The widespread malware inflicted $5 billion in damages in 2017 alone.
But there are steps your organization can take to fortify its defenses—and, if the worst happens, to recover as quickly as possible.
Learn more in our infographic.
Simple tools. Ominous results. Ambitious cyber criminals launched devastating ransomware attacks in 2017, taking in billions of dollars and disrupting businesses around the world.
As ransomware becomes a more lucrative tool for criminals, things could get much worse. Cyber attacks doubled in the first half of 2017 and damage costs are projected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. Since it’s not easy to bounce back from these...Read More