The Accidental Insider Threat – A clear and present risk

The Accidental Insider Threat – A clear and present risk

Media images depict the unknown ‘hooded’ bad actor in the dark room with many computer screens and we often forget about one the biggest risks organizations face – the insider. The insider can be broken into two categories, 1) the accidental insider who is duped...
Report on Ransomware Q4 2019

Report on Ransomware Q4 2019

A look at the recently released cybercrime report by Malwarebytes that focuses on ransomware has some interesting takeaways: First the United States is the target 53% of the time. Canada came in second at a distant 10%.The top 5 states targeted were in order: Texas,...
Do we need a new standard for network testing and security?

Do we need a new standard for network testing and security?

This question was posed by a Forbes Technology Council member who points out that with the increase in devices connected to networks, cybersecurity has become part of every C-level, staff member and third-party vendor’s role to help manage risk of data...
Ransomware Risk Assessment

Ransomware Risk Assessment

Ransomware attacks are spreading and ransom demands are growing.  22 cities across Texas were recently held hostage for millions after their networks were infiltrated and data was encrypted, and that’s just the latest in a string of cities and businesses being...
Another FTC ruling against business that failed to protect data

Another FTC ruling against business that failed to protect data

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been very proactive in going after business that do not protect their clients from cyber breaches.  This is not only happening with major companies; Foresite was called in to help a small business who was audited and fined more...