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Healthcare Data Breaches Expected to Dominate 2017

by Calyptix, January 16, 2017

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Cyberattacks have pummeled the healthcare industry for years. Some of the biggest data breaches in history have struck there. And nothing is likely change soon.

See why healthcare is expected to top the list of cyber-targets for hackers and data thieves in 2017. You’ll also see why small data breaches are becoming a huge problem.

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DNC Hacks: How Spear Phishing Emails Were Used

by Calyptix, December 30, 2016

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Cyberattacks big and small often start with the same thing: phishing emails. That’s how the breach started at the DNC, and that’s how one is likely to start at your small business.

See how spear phishing emails breached a major U.S. political party, and see how the party’s mistakes can help improve network security at your company. You’ll also see the FBI’s latest report describing the hacks.

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Top Network Security Threats for Retailers this Holiday Season

by Calyptix, December 19, 2016

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The weeks around Christmas are always demanding for retailers. When caught up in the madness of the season, they may get lax on network security.

Doing so however can land a business in the midst of a breach scandal, resulting in fines and bad reputations. See what could be threatening your retail clients and how you can help.

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3 Dangerous Misconceptions about EMV Chip Cards and Readers

by Calyptix, December 12, 2016

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As more merchants begin to accept EMV chip cards, some may be feeling a false sense of security. Are the chip cards enough to protect them from PCI DSS fines?

No, they’re not. While they’re more secure than magnetic stripe cards, EMV cards are not a silver bullet to your client’s data security needs. See why in this post.

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Password Security: How to thwart hackers with a strong password

by Calyptix, November 28, 2016

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Passwords are often the only barrier between your data and malicious actors. But many users continue to use weak passwords like “123456”, putting their data and companies at risk.

See how attackers will try to steal your password, and see how to stop them, in this post on strong password security.

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New Types of Malware May Be Hiding in Your Network

by Calyptix, November 21, 2016

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Malware is no strange foe to network security. But a few new tactics are raising eyebrows, such as “blastware” that destroys the systems that flag it as a threat.

See examples of new types of malware threats and what you can do about them. You’ll get a list of tips to help keep your clients safe.

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3 Common DNS Attacks and How to Fight Them

by Calyptix, November 14, 2016

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DNS attacks can shake the foundation of your network and even disrupt huge chunks of the internet. Just last month, a single day of attacks blocked access to sites like Netflix and Twitter for thousands of people.

How can DNS attacks harm your network? Find out in this post, and see three common types of DNS attacks and how to prevent them.

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HIPAA Violation Cases May Hit Record in 2016

by Calyptix, November 7, 2016

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Why is the healthcare industry at such high risk for data breaches? Because they have a lot of loot, and the lock on the gate has been rusty for years

We dig into data on the latest health care data breaches to show you the trends for 2016. See why this year is on pace to match the industry record for number of breaches reported.

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