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Tag Archive: Cyber Security

Ransomware Becomes Top Cyber Threat

It is easy for organizations to become numb to the threat of ransomware. Many choose to believe that their business is either too small to be a likely target or that your existing cybersecurity measures provide adequate protection. Unfortunately, this optimism has led to the peril of many organizations. SonicWall recently reported there have been 181.5 million ransomware attacks during the…
Monday, August 6, 2018

Cybercriminals Cashing In On Ransomware-as-a-Service

As ransomware continues to gain notoriety, cybercriminals are looking for the quickest, most lucrative way to spread malware and make a buck. Their preferred answer: Ransomware-as-a-Service. Ransomware-as-a-Service is where cybercriminals put their ransomware up for sale, it is then purchased and leveraged by other criminals who are technically unable to develop their own variants. Scary when you stop to think…
Monday, April 23, 2018

Combating Cyberattacks With Disaster Recovery

Cyberattacks are still on the rise, a trend that unfortunately is going to continue to grow. Cyberattacks are pretty much unavoidable anymore, mindsets shifting to a matter of not if, but when. Organizations and systems all over the world that were believed to have been foolproof fell victim to security breaches and malware. Billions of dollars are paid each year…
Monday, April 9, 2018

What is HIPAA Compliance?

HIPAA Compliance stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and is a U.S. federal law enacted in 1996 as an attempt at incremental healthcare reform. It was subsequently revised in 2009 with the ARRA/HITECH Act and again in 2013 with the Omnibus Rule. Prior to HIPAA, there was no generally accepted set of security standards or general requirements for protecting health information in…
Monday, March 26, 2018

PCI DSS 3.2 : Are You Compliant?

If you work for a company who takes card payments from customers over the phone, you are responsible for keeping that data as safe and secure as possible. This is not just to protect your customers but to protect your business as well. PCI DSS 3.2 was introduced in April 2016, and it’s been considered best practice in the industry since…
Monday, March 19, 2018

GDPR Compliancy Date Looming

The GDPR clock is winding down, are you one of the companies scrambling to understand what exactly it is and what you are required to do to be compliant? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a mandate that applies to all companies that conduct business with EU residents, regardless of where they are located. The deadline to meet GDPR…
Monday, March 12, 2018

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Another compliance that is affecting companies with their technology and security is NIST. Compliance with NIST standards and guidelines has become a top priority in many high tech industries today. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is a non-regulatory government agency that develops technology, metrics, and standards to drive innovation and economic competitiveness at U.S based organizations in the science and…
Monday, March 5, 2018

System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reporting

System and Organization Controls (SOC) is a suite of service offerings CPA’s may provide about system-level controls of a service organization or entity-level controls of other organizations. Internal control reports on the services provided by a service organization providing valuable information that users need to assess and address the risks associated with an outsourced service. It consists of SOC for Service…
Monday, February 26, 2018

Protecting Against Ransomware, Malware, and Other Viruses

The fight against ransomware, malware and other viruses is one that never ends and one that is continually changing. Most organizations implemented changes over the last couple years to help protect themselves from outside attacks. The issue is that as malware and ransomware continue to evolve, your network security needs to evolve as well. Your IT strategy needs to address…
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cybersecurity Compliance Program Overview

Are you being hounded by your Suppliers and/or Customers to get Compliant? There are an average 201 cyber compliance updates per day issued from over 750 regulatory bodies worldwide. Sound scary? It doesn’t have to be. The trick is your organization needs to get out in front of any compliance and regulations your business has an obligation to meet. Cybersecurity…
Monday, February 12, 2018