Tag: data breaches

Rising data breaches require extra vigilance and awareness training

Rising data breaches require extra vigilance and awareness training

Data breaches increased by 69 percent in 2021 compared to 2020, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) in its annual report on data breaches. According to the report, the most common causes of data breaches were phishing or...

/ February 14, 2022
Cybersecurity chain of command crucial to deterring a breach

Cybersecurity chain of command crucial to deterring a breach

Who’s on first? What’s on second? I don’t know who’s on third? That’s an old comedic bit from the classic comedy duo Abbott and Costello. Anyone under age 50 probably isn’t familiar with them. But if you are, that classic...

/ September 29, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Hack shuts down PlayStation Network for 3 weeks

Tech Time Warp: Hack shuts down PlayStation Network for 3 weeks

Video games have been a godsend during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing those “staying at home” with diversion and a chance at safe social interaction (Animal Crossing, anyone?). It’s worth remembering, however, that even the big guys in digital gaming and...

/ May 15, 2020
The best and worst of data protection times are upon MSPs

The best and worst of data protection times are upon MSPs

A survey of nearly 1,000 IT professionals published finds that when it comes to data protection, it is truly the best and worst of times. Conducted by The Ponemon Institute on behalf of Experian, a provider of IT services, the...

/ March 18, 2020
The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The eggnog is freshly made, the presents are wrapped, and holiday cheer is here. Meanwhile, the MSP maintaining the North Pole network has been busy keeping the servers from crashing and hackers from breaching the wish lists. So now is...

/ December 25, 2019
Fallout from high profile breaches will have major impact on IT service providers

Fallout from high profile breaches will have major impact on IT service providers

A recent series of high-profile data breaches is likely to have a profound impact on IT service providers for years to come.

/ August 6, 2019
MSPs are being used to breach their customers’ networks

MSPs are being used to breach their customers’ networks

Hackers will probe for whatever weak links they can find to breach an enterprise’s network. However, what if the weak link is you, the MSP? The scenario of an MSP as system’s victim instead of the protector is increasingly playing...

/ July 10, 2019
How you can prevent employees from sharing sensitive company information

How you can prevent employees from sharing sensitive company information

Did you know that 70 percent of employees are sharing company information? Company information is valuable, critical, and most importantly, confidential. The future growth and success of your company could very well be destroyed should this data get leaked. So what’s the...

/ April 12, 2019
Have businesses learned their lesson from the Target breach?

Have businesses learned their lesson from the Target breach?

This month marks five years since Target announced the data breach that exposed 70 million customers’ credit card numbers and banking information.

/ February 20, 2019
Gone phishing

Gone phishing

When you have ransomware, cryptocurrency miners, and polymorphic malware to battle, it’s easy to put phishing education on the back burner. In fact, a new study shows that 95 percent of IT professionals underestimate its impact and fail to adjust...

/ November 14, 2018