Game of Thrones cyber security breach a lesson to us all

Read Leanna Byrne explain why Game of Thrones cyber security breach can be a lesson to organisations on Business Post : It’s bad enough having to avoid colleagues at work or friends dishing out spoilers on social media, but now the hackers are ruining it for us too. Read her full article here.

What can IT professionals learn from the HBO hack?

According to US media reports, the HBO hack at the beginning of this month is turning out to be more than the initially suggested leaks of a few unaired TV show episodes. One Variety report said that a “security company [IP Echelon] hired by HBO to scrub search results for the hacked files from search engines […]

5 lessons small business should learn from recent cyber attacks

Read David Geer list five lessons that small and medium businesses should learn from recent cyber attacks on The Next Web : If the recent cyber attacks have taught us anything, it is that most people are dangerously unprepared for them. Cyber security should be at the forefront of virtually every industry yet it is […]

Anthem Class Suit Highlights Data Breach Risks

A June 28 article in Bloomberg BNA’s Privacy Law Watch and other publications, “Anthem Class Suit Highlights Data Breach Risks,” reported that Anthem Inc.’s recent $115 million settlement to resolve a 2015 data breach shows that healthcare companies that experience data breaches need to prepare for more than just federal government penalties. Day Pitney healthcare attorney Eric […]

Ransomware attacks: Here’s what we need to learn from WannaCry and Petya

Read an article about the lessons companies can learn from the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks on Tech Republic : Two massive ransomware attacks in less than two months have caused chaos across the globe. First came WannaCry—which hit the UK’s NHS particularly hard—and likely infected about 300,000 PCs worldwide — and this week […]

Prepare for an attack: lessons learned from Verizon-Yahoo ordeal

Read Imran Ahmad and Ashley-Rose Gillespie’s article about the lessons businesses can learn from the Verizon-Yahoo deal on Plant : As hackers become more sophisticated, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” companies will be targeted by cyber criminals. Is your company ready to respond to attacks? Being poorly prepared could lead to the same fate […]

Lessons learnt – SMEs share their cyber attack stories

Read Nicole Kobie share some of cyber attack instances on small and medium businesses on Telegraph : Most people who are trying to protect their business from cyber attacks and malware that has run amok will turn to consultants and the security industry, but there’s another group worth asking for advice: those who have actually […]

WannaCry: A wake-up call to be safe (and smart) than sorry

Even as an international manhunt gets underway to find the perpetrators behind the WannaCry ransomware that hit hundreds of thousands of computers across 150 countries, experts and security researchers are warning of new strains of attacks like Adylkuzz that are even more stealthy and potent. Read about the lessons that businesses can learn from WannaCry […]

Breaches like Molina Healthcare’s show why you can’t skimp on security

Read Bill Siwicki’s article about how healthcare organisations can learn fromt he Molina Healthcare’s data breach on Healthcare IT News : The healthcare data breaches just keep coming. For example, Molina Healthcare, a Medicaid and Affordable Care Act insurer, shut down its patient portal recently in response to a security flaw that exposed patient medical claims data […]

Deconstructing the 2016 Yahoo Security Breach

Read Jacob Olcott explain the lessons we can learn from the 2016 Yahoo data breach on Dark Reading : Exactly two decades ago, in 1997, a new book rose up the best-seller list: The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger’s recounting of the fateful events that doomed the fishing boat Andrea Gail and its six-member crew in […]