Say NO to Stealing Sensitive Information by Phishing

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Just a few days after the IRS released it’s warning about W-2 phishing, it appears the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) reported that 3,000 employees’ personal information may have been compromised by a phishing scam. The attackers are now expanding their sights into higher education according to a recent article by Paul Greene, an attorney at Harter Secrest & Emery.  …

How to Fight the Latest Phishing Scams

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The more things change, the more they stay the same, unfortunately.  Paul Greene, an attorney at Harter Secrest & Emery, in a recent blog post mentioned a new IRS warning about the reappearance of phishing scams targeting W-2 information.  Companies have lost thousands of dollars in email compromise attacks that first steal W-2s and then attempt wire transfer frauds. This is …

Is Your Board Prepared For A Cyber Attack?

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Another day, another cyber attack.  Just in the last few weeks we have seen headlines about a major data breach at Yahoo announced, accusations that the Russian government interfered with the US presidential election and the E-Sports Entertainment Association suffered a breach of over a million records. Despite the potential harm from such attacks, there is a general consensus that …

Cyber Security Legislation Will Change the Face of Business

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As 2017 gets underway, cyber security legislation will strengthen and force businesses to change the way they approach information security.  At the federal level in the United States, the US Congress and President have proposed numerous updates to existing regulations and new regulations to cover all facets of cybersecurity.  These include the Cyber Preparedness Act of 2016, Cybersecurity Systems and …

Top Four Security Predictions For 2017

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2016 has been an epic year for cyber security and data breaches.  From recent hacks at Yahoo and LinkedIn to problems at the FDIC and stolen intellectual property from Glaxo-Smith Kline, this year has been a boon for data breaches large and small. The past year has shown us that malicious attacks and inadvertent mistakes continue at an alarming rate …

You May Need a “Remote Kill Switch” for Your Documents

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Between the alleged hacks from the Russian government in the news and the constant barrage of data breach headlines, it is obvious that the loss or theft of confidential data is a top priority for most organizations.  With the proliferation of mobile devices this is becoming even worse. While reports from numerous analysts predict a slow down in growth of …

Securing Information While Sharing

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In a recent article entitled “Securing Information for a Shared Services Infrastructure”, Richard Freeman from Ricoh Canada talked about the need to secure information as companies share it internally and externally.  The focus of the article is how an organization must look at balancing the need to efficiently share information without compromising privacy, protection of intellectual property and other sensitive …

Ron Arden Shows Institute of Internal Auditors How to Defend Against Cyber Threats

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Ron Arden, Executive Vice President of Fasoo, Inc., spoke to members of the Rochester Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Rochester, NY on December 7, 2016.  Ron delivered a presentation on “Defending Your Intellectual Property Against Cyber and Insider Threats ” to this annual event and showed attendees how to use Fasoo’s enterprise digital rights …

How to Protect IP Mappings from Falling into the Wrong Hands

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In my recent article for IP Watchdog, Taking a Data-Centric Approach to Today’s Security Landscape, I highlighted the importance of organizations taking a data-centric approach to security to safeguard against today’s sophisticated, and even amateur, cybercriminals.  IP Watchdog particularly focuses on the security of all things IP (intellectual property) which brings us to another sector of high valued information—IP mappings. …

Lock It Down: Eliminate Business Risk with Encryption

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One harrowing statistic from our recent Ponemon study, “Risky Business: How Company Insiders Put High Value Information at Risk,” is that 56 percent of the respondents said they do not educate their employees on the protection of files containing confidential information.  Reporter Karen Epper Hoffman referenced this statistic in her SC Magazine eBook contribution, “Locking it down,” and included insight …