Once More Unto The Data Breach, Dear Friends, Once More

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WikiLeaks recently obtained and released thousands of sensitive documents showing the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) arsenal of hacking tools, malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized “zero day” exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation. Unfortunately this is not a Shakespearean play, but a real life data breach that will have huge consequences for the security of the US government.  This information …

New York Issues Final Version of Cybersecurity Regulations

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The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYS DFS) just released the final version of its new cybersecurity regulations that affect organizations doing business under New York banking, insurance and financial services regulations.  The new regulation is designated 23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500, and goes into affect on March 1, 2017. Paul Greene, an attorney at Harter Secrest & Emery, …

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 …

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 …

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 Fasoo Can Help Meet New York Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulations

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In September 2016, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) proposed a broad set of cybersecurity regulations for banks, insurers, and other financial institutions that will enhance data security and require a comprehensive cybersecurity program and policies to ensure compliance. The proposed rule is the result of DFS’s focus on cybersecurity over the past several years, in which …

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. …

Cyber Security Takes Center Stage at Stevens Institute Of Technology

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Fasoo and the New Jersey Technology Council sponsored “Closing the Threat Gap: Executive Perspectives on the Cybersecurity Landscape” at the Stevens Institute Of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey on October 26, 2016.  The event featured cyber security leaders discussing the effects of internal and external threats to businesses.  There was a great turnout with some existing Fasoo customers, executives, attorneys, …