Looking back, 2017 was a big year for cyber-attacks affecting large and small businesses worldwide, government entities, and individual’s private personal information. Below are some of the large-scale events that you might recall:
If data is the new oil, as one article from The Economist states, then coding is the new construction. If carpenters, bricklayers, and ironworkers built (literally) this country, then developers, network engineers, and computer scientists are building the systems we need for the future. And..
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a covered entity that experiences a ransomware attack or other cyber-related security incident must take immediate steps to prevent or mitigate any impermissible release of protected health information (PHI).
The malicious ransomware called “WannaCry” hit businesses large and small across the globe in 2017. With more than 200,000 systems infected in over 150 countries, this large scale virus affected schools, governments, businesses, and even forced emergency rooms to close.
This week, we celebrated one of the very best days of the year: Opening Day for Major League Baseball. I’m from Milwaukee and grew up going to County Stadium/Miller Park to watch the games. Whenever I’d go, I always admired the catchers. I was impressed by their ability to crouch behind the..
The hospitality industry is often thought of as one of the most attractive targets for a data breach. It doesn’t take much thought to understand why: the sheer volume of credit card and personally identifiable information that runs through restaurants, bars, hotels, etc, is daunting. When you..
It’s been truly astounding to watch cyber risk develop over the past few years. What started as risk surrounding the loss of private, mostly financial, data, has evolved into a risk encompassing everything from extortion to potential bodily injury and property damage.