Are The Apps You Download to Your Phone Misusing Your Data?

Turns out, even when the law requires an application developer to handle your data with care, the app doesn’t always comply, or - it tricks you into giving the provider permission to “Misuse Your Data”...”The primary issue, though, was the way apps undermine user privacy with sneaky tricks like bundling requests together, hiding the most privacy-friendly settings or using questionable advertising permissions.” 

Note: This article was published in the UK where GDRP laws are cracking down on data misuse - While the US doesn’t have GDRP yet, you should be concerned with how these companies use and misuse your data for their own gain and marketing advantage. Remember, whoever has your data can (in many ways) become you...   

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/26/sneaky_apps_toe_the_line_of_lawfulness_says_which/


These Mistakes Led to Big Data Losses...

I’d Rather Learn From Other’s Mistakes Than My Own...Here’s a quick review of major healthcare mistakes made - leading to big data losses.  

https://www.databreachtoday.com/health-data-breach-tally-shows-mistakes-that-lead-to-trouble-a-11555

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One Thing We Don’t Think About When it Comes to Data Loss and Security - Our Personal/Physical Safety!

Okay, data security is important - however, there’s a growing trend that threatens all of our personal safety as well! Consider… “Data breaches resulting in home addresses, contact information and other PII falling into the wrong hands”.... Or targeting those,  “Dependent on life-saving medical treatment and devices.” How about, “The potentially chilling consequences of bad actors hacking medical devices such as pacemakers or insulin pumps place a high responsibility on healthcare organizations to be diligent in making strategic investments in security and risk management programs capable of providing patients the peace of mind they deserve.”  Data security can’t be ignored any longer… I’ve included a more detailed article here - hopefully a wakeup call to all of us...  

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3308777/budget/the-potential-costs-of-cybercrime-that-cant-be-calculated.html

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What Hackers Are After...Your Personal Data

Listen as Michael Chertoff Explains What Hackers Are After - Your Personal Data, in this 4 Minute Video.

“Your data is the oil of today”... WSJ… A quick review of Michael Chertoff’s book on personal data and what you should be doing to keep your private life private. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jfi2TPeJEY

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Are People Getting Email From You...That You Did Not Send?

Are people telling you they just received a weird email from you, that you don’t recall sending? This is a sure sign of attack! Don’t just assume someone has your email address and there’s nothing you can do about it. That might be the case, however it might be something bigger… In this article, the writer describes a form or ransomware that takes over your email system and starts sending itself to other people on your contact list! In other words, not only do they have your email address - the hacker is in your computer. In this case it’s ransomware, however, it could be software to do anything from watch you and listen in on your conversations, to stealing all of your passwords. Get someone who knows malware to check it out!

https://www.cnet.com/news/new-ransomware-can-turn-your-computer-into-a-hackers-tool/

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the New Attack Tool Stealing Data

It’s also the latest defense against data loss...

Security tools keep changing - meaning you can’t depend on firewalls you installed 5 years ago to defend your company against today’s attacks. Remember, the hacker is always one step ahead, the cybersecurity experts then study these attacks to build defenses. AI brings with it some great advantages, but it also gives hackers that same power...Are you leveraging AI in your defense against cybercrime? The hackers are using it now...make sure your company has the right technology in place to defend against these sophisticated attacks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/91-of-cybersecurity-pros-fear-hackers-will-use-ai-to-attack-their-company/

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When Your Email Gets Hacked - The Hacker Can Really Do Some Damage

I’ve heard security experts say, 99% of your intellectual capital is in digital form somewhere in your company...50% of it is in email...That’s scary because most email is not secure.  When someone has access to your email they can issue directives only you can issue - pay this person, approve that, fire someone, etc. Turns out, hacking into email is not all that difficult...has your email been compromised? In the following article, Software Developer Robert Cooper shares how his email was hacked, and how he figured it out...not sure if your email is safe? Contact us and let us take a look...there are always signs when you know what to look for. 

https://hackernoon.com/how-my-email-account-got-hacked-and-the-steps-i-took-after-finding-out-c6dd90bc6e5a

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How Likely Are You to Get Hit With Ransomware - Or Some Other Malicious Software Hack?

Watch this 15 minute video to see how easy it is for hackers to break in using simple tools and email...Your best defense includes up-to-date patches, an updated firewall with advanced security features, and 24 by 7 security monitoring...and make sure you have good backups in the cloud (as well as in the office). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2_5rPbUDNA

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Protect Your Identity - Freeze Your Credit...

It’s about time - between all the information you give out on a check (including your name, account number, and routing number), and how easy it is to duplicate a credit card or open a new credit-account under a false name, your money is not safe...here’s a simple solution, freeze your credit...This is what companies like LifeLock do,...now you can do it yourself for free.

Continue Reading HERE.

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Here’s Your Small/Medium Business CyberSecurity Checklist...

While companies are losing data every day, many of the crimes and mishaps you read about in the paper could have been avoided if company leaders spent just a little more  time watching their data security… here’s a short list of things that often lead to data loss, yet are easy to improve… Most important on this list (In my opinion) is, keeping software up to date. The majority of data loss today was lost using malware that took advantage of a software bug that had already been discovered and patched by the manufacturer.  If your applications and operating systems are out of date, you can expect there’s a software bug in there, and hackers know about it, and know how to use it to steal from you.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/tips-for-the-future/cyber-security-checklist/

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Security Breaches Often Lead to Job Loss and Business Failure! Can Your Firm Stop Cyber-attacks Before They Destroy Your Career?

In North America 32 percent of data breaches have resulted in a C-level manager, president or CEO losing their job, according to new research. 42% of companies world-wide report they’ve encountered some sort of breach… While you might own your company, and therefore don’t risk being fired, this article speaks to the seriousness of a breach - breaches almost always lead big losses, whether its jobs, company reputation and loss of clients, lawsuits, and more.

https://betanews.com/2018/09/14/data-breach-executive-job-loss/

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It’s a Matter of When, Not If...Cyber Security Issues Are Getting Bigger

“Experts have put cyber threats at the top of their risk list since 2013, and this year, the DTCC concluded that it’s a matter of “when,” not “if,” regarding the likelihood of a successful widespread attack.” - Want to find out what might cause the next major financial collapse...cyber security (the lack of) is certainly a possible culprit…

While you probably can’t stop this big of a disaster, you can make sure your company is not the target of a smaller attack...the following article speaks to the power of cyber security threats. In other words, you can’t just assume you have it covered...no one does.  Your best course of action it to have the systems in place to detect and stop the disasters that threaten your business.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/heres-what-could-cause-the-next-financial-crisis

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