Rising USB-Borne Cyberattacks Raise Concerns

Portable USB storage drives give users a convenient way to move data between work and home, as well as among computers within an organization. This has been especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, when stay-at-home protocols forced organizations to shift … Continue Reading

Failing to Backup Is a Fool’s Bargain

Today’s World Backup Day has its roots in a campaign started by hard drive company Maxtor (later acquired by Seagate) in 2005. Back then, it was called World Backup Month. Ismail Jadun, a technology consultant, has been credited with initiating … Continue Reading

Gaming Industry Faces Growing Cyber Threats

The recent cyberattack on game designer CD Projekt Red has highlighted a common but largely overlooked cyber threat. We’ve seen headline after headline about malicious actors using the global COVID-19 pandemic to target overburdened healthcare providers. They’ve even tried to … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attack Java

Task Force Seeks Framework for Ransomware Defense

The Institute for Security and Technology (IST) announced this week the creation of a Ransomware Task Force (RTF) to address what it called an “increasingly prevalent and destructive type of cybercrime.” The RTF brings together experts in industry, government, law … Continue Reading

Global Cybercrime Losses Top $1 Trillion

Computer security software company McAfee in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies has released a new report that paints a grim picture of global cybersecurity threats. The Hidden Costs of Cybercrime surveyed 1,500 companies around the world … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attacks on Health Sector Escalate

Our doctors and nurses stand on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. They risk their own health to keep us well and to contain the spread of a virus we still know so little about. But the information … Continue Reading

Morgan Stanley Bank Fined

Morgan Stanley Fined $60 Million for Improper Data Protection

Morgan Stanley Bank has been given a 60 million dollar fine for failing to protect personal data during the decommissioning of company servers. In 2016, the bank decommissioned two data centers that were used for its wealth management business. They … Continue Reading

UK Home Office Data Loss

UK’s Home Office Reports 120% Increase in Data Loss

The United Kingdom’s Home Office, a department of the government that is responsible for immigration, security, and law and order, reported a 120% increase in data loss incidents during the fiscal year 2019-20. According to the Home Office’s Annual Report … Continue Reading

Encryption Key Storage

Protect Your Crypto Keys, Protect Your Data

Encryption has become a hot topic not only in the tech world but in the world of government as well. Adding backdoors to encrypted products is a movement of which many leaders are in favor. People are searching for more … Continue Reading

Ransomware Hospital Attack

Ransomware Attack at Hospital Leads to Patient Death

Ransomware is commonly used to steal data and cost organizations up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. But in this case, the consequence was far graver than financial loss. A ransomware attack on a hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany led to … Continue Reading