Time is not on our side

Among the many things that Equifax has been criticized for, one of them is the amount of time it took the company to identify, contain and then notify customers about the breach. The breach initially occurred on May 14th but went undetected until in the very end of...

An Inside Job

A story came out a few years ago showing that a former employee of an engineering firm continued to access the company’s systems long after leaving. The employee left the firm in 2013 to start his own company, but for two more years he used his old credentials to...

Oops, I did it again….

In February 2018 the personal information of over 21,400 marines, sailors and civilians were exposed when an employee of the Marine Force Reserves accidentally sent an email to the wrong distribution list. The unencrypted email contained an attachment that included...

Reducing the Cost of a Breach

The thought of a data breach is enough to send a chill down any business owner’s spine. And rightly so. Last month The Ponemon Institute released its annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, showing that the cost for companies that experience a breach continues to rise....

Why We Get Phished

Phishing scams continue to be one of the leading forms of cyberattacks experienced by businesses. In fact, a ransomware attack that targeted Quickbooks cloud hosting firm in July is now believed to have started with a phishing campaign. And according to Proofpoints’s...

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