Ransomware : Targeting the Fault-lines in Patch Management Practices

Ransomware is currently one of biggest challenges in cyber security. Ransomware basically encrypts and locks you out of your critical assets, and it also asks you to pay, to recover access to those assets. Some organizations believe they don't have an option and eat the cost, although there's no guarantee that access will actually be reinstated. T...

NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations : Discussing the Financial Cybersecurity Compliance Requirements

For years, governing agencies and leaders have held the "it won't happen to us" mentality that comes with cyber attacks. However, threats are becoming more sophisticated at a faster rate than anyone ever expected. New techniques are emerging constantly to get around current security systems and compromise sensitive resources. The increasing likelih...

Data Security in Health Care : How HCOs Can Go About Safeguarding PHI

Protecting sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) has become a main priority for health care organizations (HCOs). Not only do medical professionals need to be able to access patient files regularly, they must also comply with strict industry regulations that detail how this Protected Health Information (PHI) can be stored, modifie...

Payment Card Malware Hits Retail Chains Across The US

Hackers have become more adept at creating methods to steal sensitive information that will yield a lucrative payday when sold on the dark web. Personal details fetch a considerable amount of money and are used to steal identities and access bank accounts. According to a cybersecurity research report, if a seller supplies full details about a card ...

OSX/Dok Malware Targeting Mac Users

More devices and operating systems than ever before have the potential to succumb to malware. Writers of this malicious code have typically aimed to exploit Windows vulnerabilities, but Mac users are no longer safe from an attacker's sights. OSX/Dok malware was encountered toward the end of April 2017, and was discovered to be a rather sophisticat...