October is Cyber Security Month. Whether it’s the Department of Homeland Security with its Stop, Think, Connect posters, Wombat Security’s Anti-Phishing Phil training in how URL’s are constructed, or the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Stay Safe Online campaign to teach kids about cyber security, there have been dozens of public and private initiatives this month to raise awareness of online security and safety. Most businesses have a keen awareness of the threats they face, and are taking active measures to combat them.Read More
This Halloween, the cautionary warning for businesses of all size is: Beware of the cyber ogre!Read More
The New York Attorney General’s office reported last week that 2013 was a record-breaking year, with more than 900 data breaches at public and private institutions in the state. According to the New York Times, 7.3 million New Yorkers had personal and financial records exposed during those attacks.
The attorney general’s report blamed malicious attacks for the majority of data security intrusions in the state over the past eight years, accounting for about 40% of unauthorized data access.Read More