IoT devices are not only being increasingly used to provide critical functionality for people and infrastructure, they are also being used by criminals in major cyberattacks.
Congress is finally taking notice of the growing problem… Virginia’s Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Colorado’s Republican Senator Cory Gardner have introduced a new bill titled, “The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017”. Continue reading
In a decision that could set a precedent for other data breach cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit ruled in August that a class action lawsuit filed against health insurer CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield can be resuscitated. This action overturns a lower court’s decision last year to dismiss the case resulting from a 2014 cyber attack that impacted the personal data of over one million individuals.
The court held that the theft of personally identifiable information, if true, creates enough of a risk of identity theft that could be traced back to CareFirst’s negligence in not securing its data.
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In addition to circumventing your company’s spam filters, Internet bad guys are targeting your employees directly through their smartphones with “smishing” attacks that are hard to stop.
The scam starts with a text message that convinces the employee to send an email to the scammers. Once contact is established, the victim gets caught up in the scam. Continue reading
As organizations race to adopt cloud technologies there is concern that they are not taking a methodical approach to updating their network infrastructures.
In an insightful article appearing in TechTarget, Amy Larsen DeCarlo writes about the rapid growth in hybrid clouds, where workloads are moved between and among multiple clouds, including on-premises facilities. Continue reading
The loss of an unprotected BlackBerry and a unencrypted laptop containing the private medical records of 6,200 individuals has resulted in a $3.2 million HIPAA penalty against a Dallas-area hospital.
As noted by Kaspersky Lab, news stories about ransomware are becoming a daily event. Hospitals, government agencies and individuals have all been hit by this growing menace, and the threat is only going to grow. Continue reading
Video Surveillance technology costs have dropped to the point where even the smallest businesses can afford to implement premises security to safeguard their people and property.
The latest systems can be integrated into any existing wired or wireless business network. Easy-to-use administration tools allow cameras to be easily viewed and managed from any PC, tablet, or smartphone. Continue reading
SonicWall now offers an enhanced email security platform that delivers a cloud-based engine that not only inspects email traffic for suspicious code, but also blocks malicious files from entering the network until a verdict is reached.
Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) has become aware of an emerging campaign, occurring since at least May 2016, that uses multiple malware implants to compromise IT systems and access data. Among the victims of this attack are organizations in the Information Technology, Energy, Healthcare, Communications, and Manufacturing sectors.