Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.83 – Anthem Healthcare Breach

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Feb 2015

secuProvided by William Gallagher Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. News broke last week that Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurance carrier, was the victim of a data breach by external hackers. This breach affects both current and potentially former clients of Anthem. WGA is monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis, and here is what we … Continue reading Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.83 – Anthem Healthcare Breach

Michelle Drolet published in NetworkWorld – Are mobile apps putting your data at risk?

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Feb 2015

Our Michelle Drolet is quoted in NetworkWorld’s article “Are mobile apps putting your data at risk?“. Read more below: Quite often, companies don’t realize that the mobile apps they use are reason for concern. Once their data is breached, they begin to investigate. However, there are telltale signs that indicate an insecure mobile app. If you know … Continue reading Michelle Drolet published in NetworkWorld – Are mobile apps putting your data at risk?

Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.82 – The GHOST vulnerability – what you need to know

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Feb 2015

The funkily-named bug of the week is GHOST. Its official moniker is the less catchy CVE-2015-0235, and it’s a vulnerability caused by a buffer overflow in a system library that is used in many, if not most, Linux distributions. A buffer overflow is where you assume, for example, that when you handle a four-byte network number written out as … Continue reading Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.82 – The GHOST vulnerability – what you need to know

Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.81 – Massive breach at health care company Anthem Inc.

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Feb 2015

Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurance company, is the latest target of a security breach. Eighty million customers, including the company’s own CEO, are at risk of having their personal information stolen. VPC SAN FRANCISCO – As many as 80 million customers of the nation’s second-largest health insurance company, Anthem Inc., have had their account information … Continue reading Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.81 – Massive breach at health care company Anthem Inc.

Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.80 – CES 2015 Trends that Can Impact Data and Privacy

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Jan 2015

As the International Consumer Electronice Show (CES) 2015 brings forth the next generation of devices to watch out for, it also opens issues of digital security. While new technologies and devices are always interesting, they also have the potential to burn consumers and vendors with risks to security and privacy. With these in mind, we picked … Continue reading Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.80 – CES 2015 Trends that Can Impact Data and Privacy

Michelle Drolet published in NetworkWorld – Throw your vendor under the bus after a breach? Not quite so fast

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Jan 2015

Our Michelle Drolet is quoted in NetworkWorld’s article “Throw your vendor under the bus after a breach? Not quite so fast“. Read more below: In everyday business, a complex set of external relationships is commonplace. Services, infrastructure, and even software live in the cloud, supplied by third parties. An organization’s value is often in the data it … Continue reading Michelle Drolet published in NetworkWorld – Throw your vendor under the bus after a breach? Not quite so fast

Data Security Alert Vol 13.79 – The Top Hacks of the Year

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Jan 2015

As we approach the end of the year, let’s have a look back at the top hacking incidents of 2014. This year, we might have witnessed the most damaging attack of the decade. It will not be easy beating the Sony attack. SONY On November 24th all of Sony Pictures employees’ computer screens started showing a … Continue reading Data Security Alert Vol 13.79 – The Top Hacks of the Year

The 4 Es of Enterprise Security

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Dec 2014

Building a solid security program takes time. Every organization is different. It’s very important to assess your technology, and consider both internal and external threats. An assessment will reveal vulnerabilities. The remediation process will help you take full advantage of your existing security assets and point you at any gaps that need filling. Even once … Continue reading The 4 Es of Enterprise Security

The Cybersecurity Skills Gap

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Dec 2014

The information security profession, which evolved largely in reaction to threats, is now paying the price of an entire “missing generation.” Companies are challenged finding pros with the combination of business and technical savvy that is needed to combat growing threats. Compounding this problem, educational institutions are not graduating enough students with the necessary skills … Continue reading The Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Debunking 5 Reasons Businesses Use to Not Invest In Computer Security

By Michelle Drolet . 8 Dec 2014

The rise of malware seems to have passed some people by. As the ranks of cybercriminals grow and they find new ways to exploit our systems and steal our data, a lot of computer users and small-business owners have convinced themselves that it won’t happen to them. Here are five common excuses that explain why … Continue reading Debunking 5 Reasons Businesses Use to Not Invest In Computer Security

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