Data Breaches: Why It’s a Bad Time to be a Financial Services Firm

By |2019-08-08T15:41:24-04:00August 8th, 2019|Blog, Enterprise, Finance, Information Security, Privacy|

Is your data safe anywhere? Apparently not. "For Americans who want to protect their personal information, there is no way, in our current system, to do so," claimed a recent article in the Atlantic.   Back in 2017, a data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax left the personal information of 143 million consumers exposed. The [...]

The Great Firewall of China and Remote Employees

By |2019-07-17T15:58:50-04:00June 6th, 2019|Enterprise, Information Security, Privacy|

China has become a significant power in the global market, as evidenced by the fact that so many everyday items are marked “Made in China”. But China’s ability isn’t limited to simple toys and devices, the country also has advanced manufacturing technology and mature IT capabilities. As a result, many companies from outside of China [...]

Data Privacy In 2019

By |2019-04-30T12:01:38-04:00November 28th, 2018|Information Security, Privacy|

It’s been a big year for data privacy. The world’s strictest data protection standard to date, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), became enforceable in May 2018 and its reach stretches far beyond Europe’s borders. GDPR applies to any company that does business in Europe or serves European citizens, regardless of where it’s [...]

Cyber Risks In The Education Sector

By |2019-04-30T12:07:05-04:00September 27th, 2018|Education, Enterprise, Information Security, Privacy|

According to a January 2018 article in CSO Magazine, the education sector accounted for 13% of all data security breaches during the first half of 2017, resulting in the compromise of some 32 million personal records. These statistics represent a 164% increase in data security breaches compared to the previous year. Cybercrime in the education [...]

Law Firms Must Close The Gap On Cybersecurity Risk

By |2019-04-30T12:09:28-04:00June 26th, 2018|Enterprise, Information Security, Legal, Privacy, Supply Chain|

According to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2017 Legal Technology Survey Report, 22% of respondents indicated that their law firms had suffered a data breach at some time - up from 14% in the prior year. This comes as no surprise given the access that attorneys have to a very wide range of sensitive client [...]

Medical IoT Device Security Risks And Solutions

By |2019-04-30T12:09:46-04:00June 15th, 2018|Enterprise, Information Security, Privacy|

The Internet of Things (IoT) for the healthcare sector was worth $60 billion in 2014, and is estimated to reach a net worth $136 billion by 2021. Today, a typical hospital utilizes hundreds of connected devices including implantables, wearables, monitors, workflow, imaging and patient data systems. These touchpoints offer several advantages for better patient care; [...]

An Open Message To CISOs: What Is Your Most Sensitive Call Or Meeting?

By |2019-04-30T12:10:04-04:00June 1st, 2018|Enterprise, Information Security, Privacy|

Can you identify your most sensitive call or meeting? It is when your board convenes. Mergers and acquisitions, financial results, product roadmaps, pricing discussions and most key strategic initiatives are discussed either in person or on the phone. Is this an opportunity for a bad actor or a state-sponsored attack to take place…. Absolutely! A [...]

How Secure Is Your Company Video Surveillance Equipment?

By |2019-04-30T12:10:32-04:00May 11th, 2018|Enterprise, Information Security, Privacy, Retail, Security, Technology|

According to a survey conducted by the IHS Markit Video Surveillance Group, some 98 million network surveillance cameras were shipped in 2017 along with almost 30 million HD CCTV (high-definition closed-circuit television) cameras. These impressive numbers are likely no surprise: Video surveillance equipment is everywhere. In parking lots, hospitals, shopping malls, local businesses such as [...]

Data Privacy & Federal Government Priorities

By |2019-04-30T12:11:05-04:00May 9th, 2018|Government, Information Security, Privacy|

The Facebook - Cambridge Analytica fiasco may have grabbed headlines, but in reality this is but one example of the data misuse and data privacy issues that are currently impacting nearly every industry sector. Consider for a moment, the potential impact of a cyberattack on a federal government agency. In the face of ever-evolving sophisticated [...]

Privacy Becomes Law – Hello GDPR

By |2019-04-30T12:11:23-04:00May 1st, 2018|Enterprise, Government, Information Security, Privacy|

What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). Adopted in April 2016, the GDPR adds to the EU’s general policy of protecting the data of its citizens. It sets out the principles [...]