What does my mother have to do with your business?

Talking with my clients makes me think of my mother. Why? Well, my mother was a good cook. Actually, a GREAT cook! She made all sorts of wonderful foods when I was a child that I loved to eat. Among my favorites were beef stroganoff and pierogi (pastry filled with potatoes and meat). What I didn’t like, though, were the vegetables.

What’s worse than getting hacked?

Doctors have a lot of deal with these days, especially with all the new changes in health insurance and advances in modern medicine. Getting hacked has got to be a horrible experience for doctors, too, because not only does someone else have a copy of your data, the "bad guys" may be holding your data hostage (and charging you thousands of dollars to get it back). Or they might simply have deleted it from your network entirely (including your backups).

So what could be worse than that?

The short answer is that the law has no problem with kicking a company when it’s down, and so as your office might be struggling to figure out how badly you were hacked, to restore the lost data, and to get back to “business as usual,” the Department of Health and Human Services just might come along and fine you a million dollars or more.

Tech Travel Dangers

While traveling to third-world countries, you often hear travel warnings and advisories about local violence, contaminated water, food poisoning, smugglers, civil wars and dangers. But you don’t really have to travel that far to put yourself at risk.

Is Your Cell Phone Infected with Mobile Malware?

Mobile Malware Is Your Cell Phone Infected with Mobile Malware? Are your computer systems locked down and free of viruses, trojans and other malicious software? That’s great news…but what about your cell phones and tablets? Mobile malware on Android devices is on the rise, and it usually happens by doing one seemingly innocent thing.

Equifax Cyberattack Hits 143 Million Customers

Just this summer, credit reporting agency Equifax was the victim of one of the most extensive and intrusive data breaches in history. Experts and lawmakers are questioning how many other multinational corporations may have insufficient protections around customer data.

1.4 Million New Phishing Sites Launched Monthly

According to troubling new data revealed in the Webroot Quarterly Threat Trends Report, the number of phishing websites skyrocketed during the past few months of 2017. In light of this massive increase, securing your sensitive data is about to become even more difficult.

Showtime Caught Secretly Mining Cryptocurrency

Last month, multinational television corporation CBS was caught stealing web visitor’s CPU power to mine cryptocurrency. As it turns out, advertising and data harvesting aren’t the only ways that companies can profit from your internet activity.

Yahoo Hack Worse Than Expected

New information from Verizon, which recently acquired Yahoo, reveals that the data hack that struck the Internet pioneer in 2013 likely compromised data from all 3 billion of its customers.

In the digital age, this sort of catastrophic data loss can strike huge corporations and small businesses alike.