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Suffolk County Suffers Cyber Attack

By Mary Grlic Suffolk County in Long Island, New York, is dealing with an ongoing “cyber intrusion” (as deemed by officials) after a hacker infiltrated the network. On September 8, 2022, the county legislature had to shut down their devices in response to a ransomware...

CosmicStrand Rootkit Virus

By Mary Grlic Researchers recently uncovered a major security concern: a UEFI-based rootkit virus. Coined “CosmicStrand” by cybersecurity company Kaspersky, the rootkit can implant viruses on the most basic software of a computer (UEFI). This makes it extremely...

Ransomware in Healthcare: Maui and Risks

By Mary Grlic All organizations unfortunately run the risk of ransomware attacks. These threats can be detrimental, costing organizations a lot of money and digital data. With technology becoming more prevalent in our daily lives, ransomware will not be going away...

Compliance and the New York State SHIELD Act

By Mary Grlic In a world where technology is rapidly evolving, and data is everywhere, it is more important than ever to protect the private information of the people. Countries like Brazil (LGPD), Great Britain (GDPR), and Canada (PIPEDA) are implementing stricter...

Ideas for Training Employees to Avoid Phishing Emails

Phishing is one of the cybersecurity threats that cost many companies billions of dollars annually. For that reason, you can't afford to overlook the importance of taking the necessary precautions to help your employees avoid phishing emails. On the other hand,...

Security rule No. 1: Assume you’re hacked

Always assume you are hacked! Below is an excerpt from an article by Roger Grimes, Security Adviser for InfoWorld Security Central: A recent Forbes magazine article advised readers to assume that their companies have been hacked. Some readers have asked me to weigh...