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Do You Have A Security And Privacy Officer? Why Do You Need One?

In order to maintain cybersecurity best practices, your organization should consider the roles of both a Security Officer and a Chief Privacy Officer. Data security is necessary for protecting any information your organization handles. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in a highly-regulated industry and need to maintain strict compliance (HIPAA, PCI-DSS, etc.) or just a […]

Largest Streaming Service Spotify Suffers Third Breach In A Month

E-mail addresses, display names, passwords and dates of birth were among the personal information exposed by the music service after suffering a third data breach since November. Spotify stated that the exposure was due to a software vulnerability that occurred from April until it was rectified mid-November this year. The first incident occurred when threat […]

Devastating Cyber Attack Against U.S. Government Puts You At Risk

Multiple U.S. entities have been hit by a cyberattack suspected to originate from Russia. Sensitive information and confidential federal government data may have been exploited. Federal agencies such as the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, parts of the Pentagon as well as other Fortune 500 companies and major corporations may be compromised due […]

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Devastating Cyberattack Delays Cancer Treatment, Staff Out Of Work

Those in the healthcare sector are extremely vulnerable right now, as cyber attacks on hospitals and other medical industries are at an all time high. An attack can interfere with client health insurance, result in a delay in treatment, and cost an exorbitant amount of money. One such hospital is currently dealing with the aftermath […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Computer Security Best Practices

It’s finally October, which means National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is in full effect. Oftentimes, IT security can become overlooked when an organization is focusing its attention on other areas. NCSAM was originally started by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a federal non-profit group. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NCSAM […]

AMERICAN PAYROLL ASSOCIATION SUFFERS DATA BREACH

The American Payroll Association (APA) has issued a data breach notification after being hit by a skimming attack. Threat actors installed skimming malware on both the login web page of the APA website and the checkout section of the association’s online store by exploiting a vulnerability in the APA’s content management system. The data security […]