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By Roger Murray | October 25th, 2017
It was reported yesterday that this year’s third major Ransomware incident – dubbed Bad Rabbit – began infecting a number of ‘high profile’ targets throughout Russia and greater Eastern Europe; specifically, Poland, Germany, the Ukraine, and South Korea. Based on the nature and characteristics of the attack, security experts are comparing it to the WannaCry and Petya ransomwares earlier this year.
By Kenneth Sprague | October 17th, 2017
The bug known as “KRACK” for Key Reinstallation Attack, exposes almost every wireless-enabled device uses a fundamental flaw lying in the protocol’s four-way handshake…
Hilton Hotels reached a settlement this month with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan following two breaches in 2015. The settlement totaled $700,000
Whether you are moving to the cloud, refreshing equipment, moving offices and/or data centers, or simply cleaning house, properly discarding of old machines can be a tough task. The complexity of decommissioning IT assets only becomes more of a burden when you’re working in a highly regulated industry sector.
By Roger Murray| October 4, 2017
In 2016, the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) collected over 23 Million in Civil Money Penalties (CMPs) related to businesses violating patient data privacy provisions. Over half of the cases involved organizations who failed to even have a proper risk assessment conducted. The cost for violating HIPAA privacy protections continue to grow, which is why we decided to provide a list of the most common violations, as well as how to avoid them. Continued
By Roger Murray| October 20, 2017
The need for strong security measures to protect sensitive government data from hackers has never been more pertinent. To address this problem, the Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards & Technology has released NIST Special Publication 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Infromation Systems & Organizations. If you are a contractor to governmental agencies, SP800-171 impacts your ability to continue doing business with the Government unless you are compliant. Continued