Cybercrime-as-a-Service

Cybercrime-as-a-Service

One of the reasons cybercrime is so prevelant is that you don’t actually have to be a skilled hacker any more.  There is a whole black market of denial-of-service attacks, ransomware, and exploit kits for sale – with an hour long DDoS attack starting at...
What do you need to know if you transmit or maintain health data?

What do you need to know if you transmit or maintain health data?

Organizations that handle healthcare data need to understand the risks, requirements, and ramifications in order to make prudent decisions on how best to protect it.  Let’s start with the risks. HIMSS published their 2018 healthcare survey and found that most...
SMBs are huge targets for cyber breaches – What can be done?

SMBs are huge targets for cyber breaches – What can be done?

A 2017 Ponemon study confirmed that Small-Medium Businesses (SMBs) are key targets for cyber breaches, mainly due to employee error that allows in malware and ransomware.  What is even more alarming is that the damages are now averaging over $1M, a price few SMBs can...
When will cyber enforcement hit the education sector?

When will cyber enforcement hit the education sector?

There’s no question that cyber attacks against the education sector have been increasing, in both K-12 and higher education.  And while there are guidelines like NIST available to help schools proactively build effective cybersecurity programs, and FERPA to...
The Aftermath of 2017 Data Breaches

The Aftermath of 2017 Data Breaches

We hear a lot about the latest data breach, but we don’t always hear so much about the aftermath.  Let’s look at some examples from 2017 to drive home the impact that a cyber incident can have on an organization. Uber was a classic study in what not to do...