Category: Cybersecurity

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.

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HIPAA Doesn’t Exempt Sharing Cybersecurity Information

The privacy rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) does not exempt the sharing of information on cyber threat indicators, so HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates may not share protected health information (PHI) for this purpose unless HIPAA otherwise allows it, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) warned […]

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The Gadget May Be Cool, But It’s Not Very Secure

Security professionals understand that the latest “cool” gadget may not be very secure. Most devices connected to the Internet of Things spring to mind. However, one cool new device feature—iris recognition—is specifically designed for security … and in some cases, this safeguard is pretty easy to fool.

Cybersecurity Mantra: Assess and Test Often

Yesterday’s Leadership Daily Advisor discussed the increasingly corporate focus of cyber threats. Today we outline ways to beef up your own organization’s threat defense to help protect the most important information assets you maintain.

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Developing a Corporate Culture to Embrace Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity should be a priority in every organization. In many instances cyber vulnerabilities often go unrecognized until major issues or problems occur. The first step in securing a cyber environment is to create a companywide culture for all parts of the business. It requires an awareness of the risks that are present and attention paid […]

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How Do You Budget Cybersecurity Risks vs. Property Risks?

It’s no secret that cybersecurity is becoming a top concern of businesses worldwide, with the threat increasing every day. So why is a recent report showing that companies are budgeting four times more towards property security than cybersecurity?

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Ransomware Continues to Plague Businesses

IT, cybersecurity, and security management practitioners appear to be split on the necessity of paying so-called “ransomware release fees” to cyber crooks who have held their company’s network systems hostage with software intrusions that lock down certain segments like payroll. Some IT people have a pragmatic attitude about paying off these cyberattacks, which often come […]

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Gone Phishing! Understanding Security Scams and Business Complications

Today’s cybercriminals use sophisticated software to slip into businesses’ networks and gain access to a company’s most sensitive information. In many situations, however, threat actors and their advanced malware can’t cause any damage unless some basic human error has allowed them into the system. For all the focus placed on shoring up networks with advanced […]