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Passwords Used by Iranian-Backed Hackers Against Defense ContractorsNew!!

When you are educating your employees about the importance of maintaining a complex password or passphrase, share this story to show why it is so important and to emphasize not to...

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Trucking Company Discloses Data Breach from Ransomware Attack

Trucking company Forward Air revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it suffered a ransomware attack in December 2020 (reportedly by Hades), which caused business disruption as...

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Biometric Information Privacy Programs

Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) continues to be a problem for employers who are using biometric information such as palm readers or fingerprint timekeeping software. This week, waste management company...

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Few Organizations are Actually Preparing for a Ransomware Attack

Although executives of organizations report that ransomware is their number one security concern, and 87 percent of them expect an increase in cyber-attacks against their organizations over the next year, only...

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CISA Issues Guidance on Ransomware Attacks

Yesterday (August 25, 2021), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a fact sheet offering suggestions to government agencies and private companies on how to prevent and respond to a...

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FTC Takes Aristotle International Off the COPPA Safe Harbor List

In an unusual but significant move, on August 4, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) removed Aristotle International from the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Safe Harbor List. There were...

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Microsoft Warns of Tricky O365 Phishing Attack

If you are an organization that uses Microsoft Office 365 as your email platform, be on the lookout for a new tricky phishing attack recently used by cyber criminals. Microsoft has...

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Apple Issues Patches: Apply Them Now and Alert Your Employees to Do the Same

Earlier this week, Apple issued another patch—this one is said to address a reported vulnerability that “an application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” According to Apple,...

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Tune Up Processes Around Passwords and Access Controls

A new report from Beyond Identity focuses on old, but very important issues—ending  access rights to network systems by terminated employees and the rampant sharing of passwords. According to the report,...

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HHS Warns Hospitals to Fix Security Vulnerability in PACs

In a rare move, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a warning to hospitals and health systems to prioritize the patching of a two-year-old vulnerability in picture...

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