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Apple update security flaw - man using iPhone

September Roundup: An Apple Update You Need to Address Now

It seems as though nearly every day, new discoveries are made regarding software security issues. Sometimes they’re discovered by researchers, sometimes by hackers. But regardless of how they’re detected, what’s important is how you respond. As these issues are addressed, companies correct the flaws and issue updates and patches. And,...
Ryuk ransomware hitting healthcare industry hard

Healthcare Industry Targeted By Ryuk Ransomware

Last week, we discussed the criticality of data security for the healthcare industry and the different fines that result from data management failure. As if that wasn’t scary enough for Halloween, the FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened at...
Healthcare Industry Targeted by Ransomware

Data Security Most Critical Within Healthcare Industry

Newer state and federal laws now regulate data privacy and cybersecurity. As a preview of what may lay ahead for those affected by these laws, let's examine how HIPAA affects the healthcare industry now. Essentially, you must control your data or pay hefty fines. You can't let the wrong people...
Hackers look for vulnerabilities, and you should too

How Hackers Teach You About Your Vulnerabilities

When companies get hacked, word spreads quickly. Hackers add new features all the time. And, often they specialize their attacks to focus on new vulnerabilities in order to gain advantages over other hackers. That's just one reason you'll want to keep an eye on these attacks. By studying the hacked...