Ask beauty-brand Avon, which was hit with a ransomware attack on June 8 that shut down some of its operations for over a week: A source tracking the incident has told ZDNet today that the Avon incident is a ransomware attack carried out by the DopplePaymer gang. Avon recovering after mysterious cyber-security incident
A lot of business executives -- and far too many IT professionals -- think that their company's IT systems are too sophisticated and well-maintained for their company to have a successful ransomware attack against it. They think their company is doing it all right and this is only the kind of stuff that happens to … Continue reading Think your company’s IT is too sophisticated to be hit with a ransomware attack? Think again.
You read that correctly: ransomware is the single greatest risk to your company. Even in times of the COVID-19 global pandemic, ransomware is still the one risk where, tonight, the company CEO can lay her head down on her pillow with the company doing fine, profits up and operations running smoothly, and then wake up … Continue reading Ransomware is the single greatest risk your company faces – here’s why
I spoke recently via the miracle of the Internet on the Avant Technology Insights with Ken Presti podcast. Our topic was legal issues in cybersecurity. We focused on dealing with cybersecurity in the heart of the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for companies to continue to focus on solid basic cyber hygiene, and why it is … Continue reading Cybersecurity Legal Issues in the Heart of the Covid-19 Pandemic
If you are a service provider, there are two things about cyber insurance that you should discuss with your clients and make sure they understand. Watch this 2 minute video to better understand why: https://youtu.be/QRi9IIpIWRM So, what are those two things? In today’s environment, every company has substantial cyber risk and every company needs cyber … Continue reading Two Cyber Insurance Issues Service Providers Should Discuss with Their Clients