91% of People Know Password Reuse is Insecure, Yet 75% do it Anyway

Data from a new LastPass survey shows that 91% of people know that using the same password on multiple accounts is a security risk, yet 66% continue to use the same password anyway. Released in time for World Password Day, the global survey polled 3,250 individuals across the United States, Australia, Singapore, Germany, Brazil, and […]

Webinar: Competitive Forensic Science Grant Programs (BJA)

During this webinar, BJA and RTI International will discuss available Fiscal Year 2020 competitive forensic science funding opportunities. These solicitations/grant programs will provide states and localities with various resource tools to improve the quality of their forensic science services to meet the challenges of crime and justice and improve overall public safety. Read the entire […]

President Trump Bans Acquisition of Foreign Power Grid Equipment due to Cybersecurity Threats

Due to increased cybersecurity threats, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning U.S. power grid entities from buying and installing electrical equipment that has been manufactured outside the U.S.   According to the executive order, foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in the United States bulk-power system, which provides the electricity that supports our […]

ExecuPharm, Subsidiary of US Biopharmaceutical Giant Parexel, Hit by Ransomware Attack

ExecuPharm, a subsidiary of the U.S. Biopharmaceutical giant Parexel, has been hit by a ransomware attack according to a recent announcement made by the company.   In a letter sent to the Office of The Vermont Attorney General, the company explains that on March 13, 2020, “a data security incident that compromised select corporate and personal information” happened […]

MSPs are the Latest Ransomware Target: Are You Safe?

Ransomware is costing businesses—in ransom, yes, but also in downtime, the cost of which is typically 23 times greater than the ransom requested. The attacks are affecting large organizations and cities including Atlanta and Baltimore. Cybercriminals aren’t just attacking end-users; MSPs are the latest on the hit list. Read the entire article here.

New Study Examines the Adoption and Abandonment of Security, Privacy & Identity Theft Protection Practices

To find out why people adopt and then sometimes abandon online safety measures, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Information and NortonLifeLock’s Research Group surveyed more than 900 people about their use of 30 commonly recommended practices to guard against security, privacy and identity theft risks. To Read Entire Article, Go to Source Author:

How to Protect Your Organization from Ransomware

Ransomware. It may be the most feared word of security and risk managers. After countless headlines and costs of over 11.5 billion dollars in 2019 alone, organizations around the world are understandably terrified of being hit by a ransomware attack. What are four steps you can take to protect against ransomware? To Read Entire Article, […]

3 new things to know about FTC Safeguards Rule review

By: Lesley Fair As part of its regulatory review, the FTC announced earlier this year Information Security and Financial Institutions: An FTC Workshop to Examine the Safeguards Rule. If the Safeguards Rule is of interest to you or your clients, you’ll want to know about three new developments. First, the FTC has postponed the workshop […]

Credit Card Launderer for Tech Support Scams to Pay $6.75 Million to Settle FTC Charges

A Canadian company, RevenueWire, and its CEO, Roberta Leach, will pay $6.75 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they laundered credit card payments for, and assisted and facilitated, two tech support scams previously sued by the FTC. “Finding ways to get paid – without getting caught – is essential for scammers who steal money […]