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Ransomware and You

Ransomware has been a big trend in computer attacks. It’s a very effective means of disrupting systems and networks, but it has a huge benefit that many previous attacks like viruses and other malware didn’t: ransomware is a money-maker. Ransomware is an infection of a computer, stealthily encrypting files and folders without the user’s knowledge. Once the encryption is complete, thus locking away the ability to…

Posted on Dec. 16, 2019 in Corporate Security

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it may come as little surprise this is in the same month that ends in the spookiest of holidays (Halloween). Cybersecurity can be scary, especially the effects of failing. This year’s overarching theme is “Own it. Secure it. Protect it.” The most empowering notion of cybersecurity is owning the choices and responsibilities. Taking control is difficult sometimes for people…

Posted on Oct. 16, 2019 in Corporate Security

Social Engineering – The Art of the Quick Con

Social engineering is a fancy term for tricking someone out of information. Essentially, it’s a con. While not as flashy or technically sophisticated like hacking with a computer, social engineering is still an incredibly effective tool for hackers. As a result, healthcare workers should know how to guard themselves against social engineering. While hackers usually aren’t so brazen as to ask for passwords over a phone…

Posted on Sep. 18, 2019 in Corporate Security

The Security Journey, Not the Security Destination

Information security is a continuing journey: a process and mindset that needs to be continually cultivated. Unfortunately, there will never be a point when an organization or company can state “we are now fully secure – we’re done. What’s for lunch?” Part of the reason information security is an ongoing process is the landscape of technology is ever-changing. New exploits or vulnerabilities are discovered for existing…

Posted on Jun. 14, 2019 in Corporate Security