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Getting A Grip On the Latest Hacking Attacks

The world is feeling scarier by the day. North Korea’s missile threats are no laughing matter. The television news pairs feel-good stories about Fourth of July celebrations with ominous notes about shows of force by police at those same events. And nobody seems to know quite what to think about an outbreak of hacking attacks … Read more

How To Avoid Cyber Attacks: 5 Best Practices From SEC And FINRA

Regulators agree that cybersecurity threats pose significant risks to financial firms, investors and the markets. As a result, cybersecurity practices are a key focus for regulatory examinations this year for both the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). At the recent 2017 FINRA Annual Conference, David Kelley, Surveillance … Read more

THE BIGGEST CYBERSECURITY DISASTERS OF 2017 SO FAR

The first six months of 2017 have seen an inordinate number of cybersecurity meltdowns. And they weren’t just your standard corporate breaches. It’s only July, and already there’s been viral, state-sponsored ransomware, leaks of spy tools from US intelligence agencies, and full-on campaign hacking. And that’s just the beginning. Let this recap of 2017’s biggest … Read more

MEDICAL DEVICE MAKERS EXPECT ATTACKS WITHIN NEXT YEAR, BUT AREN’T PREPARED

“A new survey found 67 percent of medical device manufacturers and 56 percent of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) believe their devices are likely to be the target of a cyberattack within the next 12 months. While many companies are concerned about the possibility of an imminent attack, most manufacturers remain unprepared. Just 17 percent of … Read more

What Is the Financial Impact of a Ransomware Attack? [CHART]

Imagine for a moment that you receive a phone call from a client to hear that hundreds of their computers have been infected with ransomware, knocking critical systems offline and putting their organization’s entire operations at risk. What a nightmare, right? Unfortunately, this has been a reality for many unprepared small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) … Read more