Category Archives: Technology Risk Services

WannaCry Ransomware – What You Need to Do to Reduce the Risk and the Impact

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Last Friday May 12, 2017, approximately 200,000 systems located in 150 countries were impacted by WannaCry Ransomware attacks. WannaCry Ransomware is being regarded as the most damaging ransomware attack to date. This is due to the short amount of time in which a large quantity of systems were impacted over a wide spread of geographical locations. […]

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How Can Cybersecurity SOC Reports Be Useful to Your Organization?

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Cybersecurity can be an organization’s catalyst to success and its Achilles’ heel. Due to the vital role cybersecurity plays within virtually all organizations, it’s also becoming the price of admission to initiate business relationships. Considering cybersecurity is a global challenge, it’s becoming more important than ever for organizations to communicate the quality of these programs […]

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Roadmap to DFARS Compliance by December 2017 Deadline

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This article was co-authored by Natasha Barnes. 2017 is a significant year for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors, as Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) compliance is required “as soon as practical, but no later than December 31, 2017 (252.204-7012.ii.A).” DFARS clause 252.204-7008 addresses requirements for safeguarding covered defense information controls in government contractor systems. […]

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Data Is the New Currency; Are You Ready for Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

Data is the new currency. Information or data is the crown jewel for many organizations. While breaches at big corporations such as Target, Sony, and Home Depot make the headlines, small and mid-size businesses are still prime targets for hackers. These businesses are especially vulnerable as they don’t have many of the security measures found […]

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Ransomware: Don’t Be the Next News Headline

This post was co-authored by Nicole Baumgartner and Natasha Barnes. Ransomware attacks have become recurring news headlines and show no signs of decline. Attackers continue to earn profits and increase the complexity of their attacks. From April 2014 – June 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported more than $18 million in losses from […]

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