Why Investors (and You) Need to Care About Cybersecurity
It makes sense that startups tend to underestimate cybersecurity. After all, they are small targets with limited amounts of data to steal. Many entrepreneurs believe that they are not even on hackers’ radar. That attitude is understandable, but unfortunately, it’s also inaccurate.
Protecting patients and providers from rising rates of healthcare fraud
Becker's Hospital Review |
Cybercriminals are overcoming their ethical aversions to targeting healthcare and instead are making the industry their primary target — largely because it’s a massive repository of protected health information or personally identifiable information. Regulations enacted in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act are designed to protect this data, but today’s hackers are highly motivated.
Kick suspicious email attachments to the sandbox
Cybersecurity must simultaneously address two major challenges: identify, deflect, and mitigate every type of cyberattack that does (and will) exist; and provide ironclad security without slowing down operations or interrupting workflows. These priorities are in opposition and conspire to further complicate users' understanding of cybersecurity.
How to Feel Secure With Your Data in 2018
Implementing multiple layers of security is the common thread for today’s data security strategies. The layered approach has worked in some cases. However, other companies have still become vulnerable to hackers. In fact, numerous large global enterprises with significant technology budgets have fallen victim to hackers. It may make you wonder just how realistic it is to feel secure that your data is truly protected.
What new email security standards mean for federal agencies
Federal Times |
As of Jan. 15, all government agency domains are required to have Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) records in place, according to an October 2017 order issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — a major step in governmentwide cybersecurity.
What the SEC Has Signaled to Public Companies About Cybersecurity
Innovation Enterprise |
Historically, cyberattack consequences have ranged from reputation damage to strained partner relationships to heightened investments in IT and security. Increasingly, however, companies must also consider legal and regulatory consequences.
How to Weed the Bad Links Out of Your Inboxes
Security Today |
While malicious links are not a new cyberthreat, this tactic remains a pervasive and effective hacking technique. For instance, with the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities recently threatening billions of computers, many people, urgent to find information and solutions, clicked a link that arrived unsolicited in their inboxes, purportedly from the German Federal Office for Information Security. The link appeared legitimate and promised to provide a defense strategy. Instead, the very malware that those users were trying to avoid was installed on their computers.
Cybersecurity: Why an Ounce of Prevention Equals a Pound of Cure
Not surprisingly, consumers these days are wary, especially those who have had their personal information exposed in the past. But public sentiment is only one of the many ramifications of a cybersecurity (or repeated cybersecurity) failure. From profits to public fallout, cyberattacks have always been costly, but these costs are now more consequential than ever.
How to promote accessibility in healthcare cybersecurity
Healthcare Business & Technology |
The healthcare industry suffers a cybersecurity conundrum: While effective healthcare administration depends on the efficient exchange of this information with trusted vendors and other third parties, employees are often a source of security vulnerability.
How Bad PR Can Kill Your Business (and How to Avoid It)
In the age of social media, the speed at which bad news can spread makes it tough for businesses to manage a crisis. However, it's crucial that your organization have a set plan in place to prevent negative situations -- or, if necessary, deal with issues when they arise.