Flipboard suffers data breach, responds expertly

flipboard

Data breaches, sad as it is to say, are a part of corporate life now. Despite the best laid intentions (and expertly designed security systems) no system is truly hack proof. As long as humans have logins, there will be vulnerabilities in sensitive systems. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do everything in your power to prevent them, obviously, but it … Read More

Executive phishing — the newest security threat sweeping the nation

In any enterprise, keeping your team abreast of the newest and most nefarious security threats is paramount to both operations as well as your bottom line. According to IBM’s ‘Cost of Data Breach Study‘, “the global average cost of a data breach is up 6.4 percent over the previous year to $3.86 million. The average cost for each lost or … Read More

4 cybersecurity threats to watch out for in 2019

2019 hacking threats

2018 saw a glut of cybersecurity disasters at some of the highest levels of industry and government. From the ~$10 billion NotPetya debacle to Marriott’s 500-million-guest-record theft (which actually started in 2014 and lasted 4 full years, to be fair), it was a banner year for digital criminals. This dangerous environment has cybersecurity as a top item on a lot of … Read More

President Trump signs new federal cybersecurity agency, CISA, into existence

While it might not have made nearly as much noise as the Mueller investigation, midterm upheaval or Pelosi speakership drama, there was a piece of really important legislation signed into law late last week that could have major ramifications for how much of the U.S. cybersecurity apparatus operates now and into the future. The bill, known as the CISA Act, (for “Cybersecurity and … Read More

$10 billion lost, a global supply chain crippled, and a miracle mistake: A NotPetya primer — cyberattack of the century

NotPetya Maersk

If it hadn’t been for Somali pirates, Navy Seals or the Tom Hanks movie Captain Phillips, chances are you probably wouldn’t have heard of A.P. Moller–Maersk Group, or ‘Maersk’ for short. It’s one of those companies content to work in the background, unnoticed and unknown, while at the same time fueling the entire world economy. It’s one of the largest intermodal logistics … Read More

Chinese spies used a microchip to infiltrate 30+ American tech giants… here’s what you need to know

Last week, Bloomberg Businessweek dropped the bombshell of all bombshells when it comes to cybersecurity. Everyone knows hackers are an ever-present danger in our digital lives — whether its phishing attacks, DDoS attacks, WiFi attacks, whatever —  we’re always having to be on the lookout for suspicious activity throughout our digital lives. But a legit and systemic hardware attack? That’s another … Read More

Why hackers target you through IoT, how to spot a breach and how to protect yourself

IoT

In our most recent post, I walked you through the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) from a consumer perspective before relaying a seemingly crazy anecdote about the increasingly creative (and nefarious) ways hackers are using IoT devices as access points to otherwise secure networks safeguarding sensitive data. It’s an important first step — recognizing IoT as the vulnerability … Read More