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ATTENTION Healthcare Organizations

Did you know that 74% of healthcare organizations have been faced with a significant security incident within the past year? With such a high number of cybersecurity incidents within healthcare, it leaves experts and IT companies wondering why healthcare is such a high target. While there are likely many reasons for the healthcare targeting, such [...]

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Secure, Healthcare, Security Awareness Training|Tags: , , |

Security Awareness Training for Kids

Kids are the most vulnerable online population and the most likely to be unaware of the potential online dangers. Security awareness is not only vital to adults, but to  anyone who has access to device. The IT Company’s partner KnowBe4 is now offering a children’s cybersecurity activity kit to the public- and there’s no cost! [...]

February 1st, 2019|Categories: KnowBe4, Security Awareness Training|Tags: , , , , |

ALERT: New Ransomware Strain Targeting Very Specific Users

A new strain of Ransomware called "Defray" is spreading it's way around. This is different in how it is being targeted and distributed. The distribution of Defray has several notable characteristics: •Defray is currently being spread via Microsoft Word document attachments in email •The campaigns are as small as several messages each •The lures are [...]

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 [...]

Former executive assistant director of the FBI highlights comprehensive education and proactive planning to create strong ransomware preparation measures

Healthcare ransomware has quickly become one of the top cybersecurity concerns for both covered entities and business associates, according to a recent HealthcareIT Security blog post. Without proper training and a thorough backup plan, organizations could find themselves in trouble should an attack take place. “Ransomware attacks two or three years ago, coming out of [...]

The internet is still very much in beta

Vint Cerf, the father of the Internet said so himself. He was quoted in the book Fatal System Error: "My thought at the time, thirty-five years ago, was not to build an ultra-secure system, because I could not tell if even the basic ideas would work. We never got to do the production engineering." The [...]

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Security|Tags: , , |

Employee Awareness is Ransomware’s Greatest Protection

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a great opportunity to strengthen your human firewall in the war against this ransomware epidemic. We love that term, "Human Firewall" - that is precisely what we are. Some of us are weak firewalls, and some are extremely strong but the only way to strengthen the human firewall is [...]

October 4th, 2016|Categories: Compliance, Healthcare, HIPAA, OCR, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

##Security Alert: More Ransomware

Security Alert. Beware of a particularly nasty variant of ransomware that is going far beyond encrypting your harddrive. This one is particularly scary because traditional email filters and antivirus aren't effective. Here's a blurb from a recent blog post regarding this issue: Instead of "just" encrypting data files on the workstation (plus any network drive [...]

May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Security, Technology|Tags: , , , , |