June 30, 2015
The website for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) has gone down again, less than 24 hours after a suspected rogue hacker took the site down in a so-called denial of service attack late Monday night. The website went offline again shortly after 9:00AM the next day on Tuesday morning.
A ‘denial or service’ attack doesn’t technically hack into the site for information; however its purpose is to prevent internet...
June 23, 2015
According to a recent cyber risk report conducted by Advisen Insurance Intelligence, “cyber criminals have proved to be more motivated and resourceful, and even very large companies which spend millions of dollars on network security are vulnerable to hackers who find ways to access corporate systems and customer records with increasing success.”
Cyber security breaches have become a major concern for businesses and now a matter of...
June 03, 2015
Chief information officers often take the fall when it comes to a data breach situation, however – a recent survey suggests that this may be changing and CEO's may soon be taking responsibiltiy for cyber-breaches. Although security executives are responsible for the security of company data, they can only do as well as the support and the resources they get from top management. According a survey of 200 directors of public...
May 19, 2015
According to the new 2015 Global Threat Intelligence Report, most cyber-attacks will happen midweek and drops during the weekends and holidays. The group report analyzes data from over six billion attacks recorded worldwide in 2014, focusing on corporate risk and evaluation of risk exposure requiring security transformation.As a result of the report, some key findings include:Organizational security infrastructures consistently detected...
May 11, 2015
Unfortunately, data breaches have become such a common thing nowadays, that it is no longer considered ‘big news.’ The only cyber-attacks that you hear of in the headlines are the typically the ones that involve financial institutions, large retailers, or in which hundreds of millions of records may have been stolen.
Many small business owners make the mistake of not having cyber insurance, and believing that they are too small to be...
April 15, 2015
A recent lawsuit filed against Alex Haro & Chris Hulls for their new mobile app “Life 360” has drawn attention issues regarding technology patent infringements cases. The same week that they raised $50 million dollars for their new app, they received a letter saying that they had 3 days to pay licensing fees to a company that they had ever even heard of. Upon doing a background check, they found that the company was registered to...