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Avoid Uber’s 148 Million Dollar Privacy Mistake

This week's blog we have a special guest writer- John Wood from Egerton McAfee! Keep reading to get John's legal perspective on how you can avoid making the same privacy mistake Uber made. In September Uber agreed to pay all 50 states a combined $148,000,000 to settle a claim that Uber failed to abide by [...]

November 6th, 2018|Categories: Data Breach, Privacy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Why Passwords Are One of the Weakest Links in Your System

We got three of our team member’s together for a discussion on this week’s technology topic. James Harrell, Kyle Kelley, and Cody Muncy gave us their insight and expertise on why employees and their use of passwords can be one of the weakest links in your system. James, Kyle, and Cody explained that weak links [...]

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Data Breach, Phishing, Security|Tags: , , |

Recent Data Breaches- Interview with John Wood

“If you have shopped at these 15 stores in the last year, your data might have been stolen,” an article written by Dennis Green, was released in early July, informing people of data breaches with common retailers such as Adidas, Sears, and Best Buy. http://www.businessinsider.com/data-breaches-2018-4 We met up with John Wood, attorney from Egerton McAfee [...]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Data Breach, Interview, Security|Tags: , , |

Equifax Data Breach: What’s the Fallout?

By now everyone knows about the significant breach suffered by Equifax where 143 Million records were compromised. The scary part of this is the fact that a company such as Equifax (a credit reporting bureau) houses so much sensitive confidential personal information about pretty much everyone in the United States. Information such as SSN, Full [...]

October 30th, 2017|Categories: Compliance, Data Breach|

Cyber Insurance Does Not Pay out for Human Error

Insurers will always work to limit their risk, so it is important for the buyer to be aware of what is in the fine print of any policy. Particularly with the recent WannaCry Ransomware insurers and claimants are you going to be very sensitive right now. That means it is important to know what you [...]

The Cyber Warfare Cell that Worries the West

Is North Korea behind the WannaCry Ransomware strain that hit a couple of weeks ago? A recent Reuters article points out what is happening in North Korea and it seems more and more signs are point towards their work. As you read the article it is obvious how underground, widespread and dangerous the world of [...]

Security Updates

As we all saw this weekend the cyber world is fragile, and vulnerable. As we have increased our reliance on technology we have also exponentially increased our risk and created an extremely vulnerable system. We have had multiple instances in the past 12 months alone where targeted attacks, or mistakes, have negatively impacted the ability for [...]

Anthem data breach was caused by a foreign nation attacker

The large-scale cybersecurity attack on Anthem in 2015 that led to 78.8 million consumer records potentially being exposed in a data breach was caused by a foreign nation attacker, according to the California Department of Insurance. This was all started by a phishing email: It was also found that the initial breach occurred on  February [...]

February 9th, 2017|Categories: Data Breach, Healthcare, HIPAA, Phishing, Security, Social Engineering|Tags: , , |