Health insurer Premera Blue Cross agreed to pay $6.85 million to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) related to a major data breach that the company reported in 2015.
Cybersecurity has taken the forefront on the global stage, and it’s more important than ever for companies to protect their sensitive data. Challenges such as bring your own device (BYOD), shadow IT, and social engineering further complicate the everyday cyberthreat. Look here for the latest news and best practices that can help you reduce your organization’s risk.
Sensitive data are high-value targets for hackers who will do (and can do) seemingly anything to get them. Large-scale attacks should serve to remind us to stay vigilant and motivate us to employ robust cybersecurity solutions to guard our data. The unfortunate reality is that even the most powerful tech can’t guard against things like […]
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses that can have staff work remotely are doing so to a large extent. And remote work is likely to be more common in the long term than it was pre-COVID, with many companies expecting to make some of their COVID-inspired remote work changes permanent.
Imagine a scenario in which an employee clicks a link in an e-mail and costs his or her employer $600,000. Unfortunately, this situation does not require one’s imagination. This is exactly what happened in Riviera Beach, Florida, when an employee clicked a link in an e-mail, and the government was crippled by a ransomware attack. […]
As diagnosed cases of the coronavirus continue to spike in much of the United States, “social distancing” has entered the common lexicon—and has cemented its hashtag status on social media. Many companies find themselves pushing back their formal return to office dates, and are continuing to encourage employees who can work from home, to continue […]
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, companies have changed their core business operations and instituted new practices and procedures in the blink of an eye. The changes, perhaps unknowingly, have created risks that could jeopardize the protection of valuable trade secrets.
You or your employees may have gotten an e-mail from a scammer at one point pretending to be a CEO or other leader, wanting them to transfer funds. This is a common email scam, where potential scammers can use a familiar email address to trick employees into buying gift cards or transferring money from a […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we are all being forced to adjust our new daily routines, and this includes cybercriminals. Since the start of the crisis, security teams are reporting an overall rise in all types of cyberattacks, ranging from phishing, account takeovers, and even activating long-dormant ransomware attacks. Keeping in mind that […]
Many businesses who have the means are now moving to a remote work setup for their employees as a precaution for today’s climate. For businesses deemed “essential” like grocery stores and other retailers, employees are working with elevated risks and stress throughout the day. The increased pressure on employees both working both in-person and remotely […]
In our highly digitized world, the potential for theft, fraud, and other crimes is often greater through a computer than it is in person. The amount of information and access controlled in the cyber realm, as well as the ability to strike anonymously from anywhere around the globe, means hacking, phishing, and other cybercrimes are […]