Healthcare Providers – Are You Prepared for Hackers to Tell Your Patients About Your Ransomware and Data Breach?

If you are a healthcare provider, you need to prepare yourself now for the new reality that, when hackers get into your network, they will contact your patients to put pressure on you to pay their ransom demands — usually after they have encrypted your network. Here is an example from a recent case that … Continue reading Healthcare Providers – Are You Prepared for Hackers to Tell Your Patients About Your Ransomware and Data Breach?

Is #ShameHacking Coming Next? Hackers Breach Search Engine for Japanese Sex Hotels

Life is short - it is shorter when hackers tell your spouse Shame hacking -- the use, or threatened use, of purportedly hacked data for embarrassing or extorting people by threatening to expose such compromising data if they do not comply with the demands made of them -- is a thing. A search engine for … Continue reading Is #ShameHacking Coming Next? Hackers Breach Search Engine for Japanese Sex Hotels

Data is the hot potato!

During a presentation recently, I was trying to make a point about the liability that comes with data and, therefore, the need for us to never forget that in cybersecurity our ultimate goal is protecting systems and data. I used the little line at the end of this quote: Data equals risk. It is toxic … Continue reading Data is the hot potato!

Do data breaches have consequences? Will Equifax CIO serve jail time for insider trading?

“Corporate insiders who learn inside information, including information about material cyber intrusions, cannot betray shareholders for their own financial benefit.” Richard R. Best, SEC - Atlanta Division For years many in the cybersecurity/data breach space have been saying that somebody is going to have to go to jail before corporate decision-makers begin to take cybersecurity … Continue reading Do data breaches have consequences? Will Equifax CIO serve jail time for insider trading?

Do data breaches have consequences? Law firm closes due to irreparable damages to its reputation

The once prestigious 40-year law firm Mossack Fonseca, infamously known for its data breach that revealed the Panama Papers, is closing at the end of the month. The reason, in its words: “The reputational deterioration, the media campaign, the financial siege and the irregular actions of some Panamanian authorities have caused irreparable damage, whose obligatory … Continue reading Do data breaches have consequences? Law firm closes due to irreparable damages to its reputation