It’s no mystery that companies and individuals are hacked every day and information is compromised. Criminals use this information in many ways and one of them is to profit from it in the global markets violating insider trading laws.
As new hacking methods and tools target an increasing amount of vulnerable attack surfaces, industrial and government sectors, once thought safe, are now prime hacking targets.
Although it is a new calendar year, cyber security threats and information compromise trends are continuing at a fast pace. The medical field, government sector and online publishing websites are taking the visible hits.
“History doesn’t repeat itself,” the great old orator and writer Mark Twain once said, “But it does rhyme.”
Although everything that is happening is always inherently new, some older eras of civilization can tell us a lot about ourselves, and even give us insights into where to go next.
The days of no funding or insufficient funding being allocated to technology security budgets, to prevent cyber attacks, information compromise and ransom, are long gone.
By design, accounting firms are focused on providing detailed information to their clients. But just like other businesses, the distribution of this information must be secure, and delivered to clients safely.
Your company probably has data that exists within internal systems (CRM, ERP, etc) as well as external systems that are outside of your control (i.e. weather, social media, etc.). If this disparate data leads you to question the quality of your data, you’re not alone.
As more and more insurance companies continue to opt for secure and safe file exchange for their clients’ data, they are at the same time becoming a hacker’s paradise. The reason is simple: insurance companies hold a massive amount of important data, and most hackers are focusing specifically on the file exchange solutions that insurance companies are using.
Government, banking, adult dating and pornography sites are the high profile global cyber attack targets over the last month. In this month’s edition of CyberSec News, we are going to give you the details you need to know about these incidents.