Month: August 2021

Posted on: August 31, 2021 Posted by: Kristen Krouk Comments: 0

Ransomware & HIPAA

Alaris Cyberdefense Ransomware & HIPAA A recent U.S. Government interagency report indicates that, on average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks since early 2016 (a 300% increase over the 1,000 daily ransomware attacks reported in 2015).1 Ransomware exploits human and technical weaknesses to gain access to an organization’s technical infrastructure in order to deny the organization access to its own data by encrypting that data. However, there are measures…

Posted on: August 20, 2021 Posted by: Kristen Krouk Comments: 0

Stepping Up Your Cybersecurity With Defense in Depth (DiD)

Stepping Up Your Cybersecurity With Defense in Depth (DiD) When the pandemic hit, businesses all over the globe had to shift to remote work almost overnight. Now, with the vaccine rollout in full swing, the hybrid work model is gaining popularity. This allows employees to work from home, the office or split their time between both. According to a report, close to 65% of large businesses have adopted a hybrid…

Posted on: August 18, 2021 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Ransomware 101

What is Ransomware? “Ransomware” originates from two words: ransom and malware. A ransom, of course, is a price paid in exchange for a hostage; malware is a computer program intended to damage or hold hostage the device it infects. From this we can glean what a nasty piece of work ransomware is. The hostage in question is your company’s software-based infrastructure and data. Unfortunately, as with all technology, ransomware has…

Posted on: August 18, 2021 Posted by: Kristen Krouk Comments: 0

Compliance vs. Cybersecurity

How Data Compliance and Cybersecurity Differ When you run a business, compliance and security are two essential factors. Both are equally important for the seamless operation of your business. While compliance helps your business stay within the limits of industry or government regulations, security protects the integrity of your business and sensitive data. It is worth noting that although security is a prime component of compliance, compliance does not equal…

Third Party Vulnerabilities
Posted on: August 3, 2021 Posted by: Dave Grootwassink Comments: 0

Vulnerabilities Most Abused by Hackers in 2021

Study The lead cybersecurity and law enforcement organizations from the US, UK, and  Australia have performed a forensic study and issued a joint advisory naming the top 30 vulnerabilities that were most commonly abused by threat actors over the course of 2020 and 2021.    Most of the vulnerabilities were related to remote access/work from home mechanisms deployed by organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.   “The rapid shift and increased use of…