Category: Cybersecurity

What to Do If You Get Ransomware

May 18, 2017 / Cybersecurity

Beginning on May 12, 2017, a global pandemic of ransomware began sweeping across the world – hitting over 200,000 machines in 150 different countries, including Russian government officials and the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. The particular strain of ransomware – WannaCry or WanaDecrypt0r – is particularly virulent, spreading from machine to machine via server message block (SMB) protocol, which is used for sharing access to files, computers, printers and […]

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3 Ways Modern Business Is Failing at Cybersecurity

Modern businesses are failing at cybersecurity. Some blame expensive new technology and limited resources, which are preventing businesses from adapting to rapidly-evolving cyber threats. Unfortunately, the real culprits may be the business leaders themselves, many of whom take a largely reactive rather than proactive approach to cybersecurity. It’s difficult to determine the next big threat, so many cybersecurity professionals must address issues as they arise. This practice is a dangerous […]

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Public Reporting Requirements and Cybersecurity Whistleblowers

Apr 14, 2017 / Cybersecurity

In recent years, publicly-traded companies have become more sensitive to cybersecurity as a significant business risk. Like other risks, publicly-traded companies have an obligation to their investors and the public at large to report their cybersecurity risks with enough specificity to enable investors to make prudent investment decisions. Indeed, SEC enforcement actions based on inadequate reporting will become more common as publicly-traded companies across all sectors become more reliant on […]

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Why You Should Care About Blockchain Technology

Apr 12, 2017 / Cybersecurity , Tags:

Many computer experts believe that blockchain technology will be as revolutionary as the internet (or perhaps, even revolutionize the structural underpinnings of the internet itself).   Adopted correctly, blockchain technology will cement its position as a market disrupter in much the same way that the internet revolutionized commerce and business communications. As more innovative industry leaders (particularly in the financial industry) lend legitimacy to blockchain technology through early adoption and transparency, […]

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