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,...
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...
4 common cyber issues that spawned a $60 million class-action lawsuit

4 common cyber issues that spawned a $60 million class-action lawsuit

A class action suit is in progress after an estimated 200,000 people had personal data exposed by a hacked server at Casino Rama in Ontario.  The breach was made public back in November 2016 when the hacker was able to obtain credentials, access at least two of the...
Record fines come on the heels of warnings about cyber risk

Record fines come on the heels of warnings about cyber risk

Record fines come on the heels of warnings from US Intelligence warning of a growing risk to our utility providers.  Similar warnings have been issued for law firms, higher education, and small businesses, so this information is relevant to a wide spectrum of...
Be Aware of Business Process Compromise

Be Aware of Business Process Compromise

We have all heard about data breaches and compromises that target specific data within an organization. However there are other types of cyber attacks. Today let’s talk about business process compromise. Business Process Compromise (BPC) is when an attacker...