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Why Target Healthcare?

“Why would hackers go after data in healthcare? What’s the point of it?” The above question comes up routinely in healthcare security training. Healthcare workers understand and appreciate the need for cyber security training, and also appreciate it’s required. Inquisitive by nature, these staffs want to understand the correlations and connect the dots that don’t seem to join on the surface. Certainly, it’s easy to see…

Posted on Jun. 26, 2020 in Corporate Security

Spotting a Scam Email

Scam or fake emails are a fact of modern life, unfortunately. Every day inboxes are assaulted with scams attempting to trick users out of passwords, account access, money or other sensitive information. Even though email systems are increasingly able to filter out fake or spoofed emails, some messages inevitably sneak their way through to the Inbox. Knowledge is power when it comes to security. To that…

Posted on Mar. 30, 2020 in Corporate Security

Clean Out Your Inbox Week/Data Privacy Day

What are your plans this week? We hope taking the time to clean out your Inbox is one of the tasks on your to-do list. This week marks “Clean Out Your Inbox Week” and Tuesday, January 28th is also “Data Privacy Day”.  In the fast-paced world we live in, our inboxes can very easily get over-crowded with messages of all kinds from various senders. It’s good…

Posted on Jan. 27, 2020 in Corporate Security

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