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July 9, 2015

Internet Crime and Scams from FBI Annual Report

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Romance scams, business email fraud, and scams targeting the elderly, were all popular last year, according to the annual report of the FBI Internet Crime Compliant Center.

In this post, we highlight four trends shown in the FBI’s data. You’ll see that social media scams increased 400%, and who is most at risk for romance scams and business email compromises.

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June 23, 2015

5 New PCI DSS Rules as ‘Best Practices’ Change

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Everything was great. You were in compliance with PCI DSS. You were the belle of the ball. Everyone was in awe of your team. Then it was midnight -- and your compliance vanished.

Or did it? When the clock strikes 12:00 on June 30, PCI will have five new rules as its ‘best practice guidelines’ become requirements. Will you still be in compliance?

In this post, you’ll see the five new rules so you can have them covered.

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June 17, 2015

Top 7 Network Attack Types in 2015

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Chances are you can name four or five types of network attacks – but which are the most common? And which are you most likely to see on one of your networks?

In this post, we show the top 7 types of network attacks worldwide during the first quarter of 2015. You’ll see the list and description for each type.

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June 9, 2015

HIPAA Security Rules for IT: What are they?

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HIPAA is huge. Out of its hundreds of pages, only a small portion apply to IT. How do you find the rules that matter?

The most important section of HIPAA for IT is the Security Rule. Even within this portion there is a ton of irrelevant information. In this post, we cut through the clutter and show you the parts of HIPAA that affect IT most.

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June 1, 2015

Changes in PCI DSS Version 3.1: What You Need to Know

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Did you think you crossed the PCI DSS finish line? Unfortunately , the rules have changed. Only a few months after the Jan. 1 deadline to comply with PCI DSS 3.0, the PCI Council released a new version and said it was effective immediately.

In this post, see the changes in the new PCI DSS 3.1. You’ll see the requirements most affected by the update and why you may need a “risk mitigation and migration” plan to stay compliant.

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May 18, 2015

HIPAA Security: Most business associates suffer data breaches

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You’ve heard about the massive data breaches at hospitals and health insurers – but what about their business associates? Are IT providers seeing similar attacks? And are the attacks successful?

In short: yes. Find out more about the growing number of attacks on healthcare business associates. See the top causes of data breaches and the most-targeted types of data.

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May 5, 2015

Cyber Insurance: Is it right for your company?

Cyber Insurance

The average cost of a cyber attack on a small business is more than $20,000 – and that’s just the average. Since the number of breaches shows no sign of slowing, it might be the right time to consider a cyber insurance policy for your business.

Find out if cyber insurance is right for your company in this post. We’ll show you what a cyber policy typically covers, and you’ll get tips for finding the right policy in the market.

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April 26, 2015

DDoS Attacks 101: Types, targets, and motivations

DDoS Attacks

Denial-of-service attacks continue to grow in frequency and size. But are all DDoS attacks the same? And what motivates people to launch one of these attacks?

Find answers to these questions and more in this post. You’ll also see the most common types of tools and targets for application-layer attacks.

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April 17, 2015

Verizon Data Breach Report 2015: Top 10 Charts and Summary

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See which threats are growing fastest, which industries are targeted the most, and how one in four data breaches last year hit a POS system.

You’ll get this and more in our summary of the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report. The report is a whopper at 60+ pages. We highlight our 10 favorite charts to get you up to date and save you time.

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April 13, 2015

Health IT Spending: Security is top focus for 2015

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Health IT departments are looking to make big investments in 2015. If you know their plans and concerns, you can beat the competition and offer the services your clients want most.

Find out how health IT departments are planning to spend their technology budgets this year. You’ll see why security is a major priority, and how mobile technology is predicted to continue expanding.

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