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Corporate Hacking: Are you a target?

Corporate Hacking: Are You a Target?

Corporate hacking stories are a staple of the news. Whether a small business or large international corporation, if you use the internet to do business, you are susceptible to having your network hacked, customers compromised, and your reputation ruined.  How can you protect yourself from being a target of corporate hacking? Sometimes it is just […]

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Are you #CyberAware? Cyber Security Awareness Month

Tips for Cyber Security Awareness Month

Are you #CyberAware? October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. It’s a great time to review the online security practices you use at home, as well as at school or at work. When we all work together to prevent cyber attack, the internet as a whole can get safer. Individuals can protect their computers and networks […]

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medical device cyber security

Medical Device Cyber Security is Essential

No one wants to imagine that their pacemaker or insulin pump can be hacked when their life depends on the proper functioning of these medical devices. However, a recent Ponemon Institute survey discovered that 67 percent of medical device manufacturers and 56% percent of Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDOs) think an attack on a medical device […]

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10 of the Largest Corporate Hacks in History Infographic

10 of the Largest Corporate Hacks in Recent History

Corporate hacks and cyber attacks directed at organizations large and small have increased in both frequency and severity over the past few years, affecting billions of consumer accounts and costing companies from tens to hundreds of millions of dollars. Yet while the news continues to provide a steady stream of coverage detailing large-scale corporate hacks […]

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Easy Ways to Improve Cyber Security from IEEE

Easy Ways to Improve Your Organization’s Cyber Security

The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, according to the US Department of Homeland Security. However, with access to so much information comes an increase in cyber-attacks that can affect people and companies on a global scale. In 2016, there was a 38% increase in phishing security attacks year over year according […]

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Three Ethical Hacking Myths from IEEE Innovation at Work

Three Ethical Hacking Myths

A recent report conducted by Lloyd’s of London predicts that a worldwide cyber attack could result in approximately $53 billion of economic losses, an amount similar to the costs from U.S. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 (Reuters, 2017). In light of this figure and the rise of cyber attacks over the past several months, the call […]

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Protecting Medical Devices from Cyber Criminals

The Prescription Healthcare Needs Now: Stronger Cyber Security

If anyone in healthcare technology was feeling sleepy earlier this year, now they must be wide awake. The WannaCry and NotPetya attacks that struck multiple hospitals and healthcare systems within the past few months serve as glaring warnings of the growing cyber threat landscape, along with the costs at stake. While cyber threats are not […]

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5 Lessons Learned from Recent Cyber Attacks

Five Lessons Learned from Recent Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks are happening more often and becoming more severe. The recent WannaCry and NotPetya attacks have taught us several important lessons to keep in mind as we look to improve our own cybersecurity defenses: The threats weren’t necessarily new. Attacks similar to WannaCry occurred with Sony in 2014 and Blaster in 2003 (Ward, 2017). […]

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An Electric Grid Malware Attack must be prepared for, and defended against. New article from IEEE Educational Activities

Is Your Community’s Electric Grid Prepared for a Malware Attack?

When you think of malware attacks, images of computers going haywire and networks being disrupted probably come to mind. But a malware attack can affect far more than that. In the Ukraine, an electric grid malware attack was recently discovered as the cause of power outages. Malware can have far-reaching consequences, affecting more than the computers […]

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