Malware Is Surging: How Can Employers Avoid Being Swamped?

Experts recently released a report of malware attacks on U.S. organizations of varying sizes. They found that 46 percent of respondents experienced an attack that had significant repercussions on their business operations. These attacks included ransomware, distributed denial of service (DDoS), and advanced persistent threats (APT) like keyloggers or phishing. The report indicates organizations spend…

Is Your Computer Part Of A Botnet? How Can You Tell?

Researchers at a security software firm have discovered a spam campaign that targets Skype users and infects computer systems with a malware trojan. The campaign is currently affecting users in India, Japan and the Philippines, but is expected to quickly extend to other countries. The attack sends a message to Skype users that incorporates Japanese…

Hacking the Human: Social Engineering

Virtually every business relies on a network to conduct its daily operations. This often involves the collection, storage, transfer and eventual disposal of sensitive data. Securing that data continues to be a challenge for organizations of all sizes and across multiple business sectors. Social Security numbers, W-2 forms, payment cards and intellectual property have significant…

Your Cyber Security Rests on Your Weakest Link and Your Lawyers

According to the Association of Corporate Counsel, “employee error” is the most common cause of data security breaches for employers. Other common causes of security breaches included insiders stealing company data and phishing attacks. The survey of 1,000 in-house lawyers for organizations in 30 countries found that most respondents anticipate that their role in cybersecurity,…

The Terrifying True Cost of Data Security Liability

How secure is your data? Do you know the potential cost of a data security breach? It can, in fact, be terrifyingly high as the State of Utah learned the hard way. Following a breach in 2012, during which personal information and Social Security Numbers of over 780,000 resident was compromised, the cost for the…