Cyber Security has become a requirement

Not only to protect commerce financially, but also legally...

you are a target

everyone is a victim

demand is growing

it can not be met

figures show

astonishing trends

Right now businesses are being pressured more and more to invest in additional security services in the attempt to keep up with evolving dangers. The consequences of not being prepared are/will be catastrophic for companies and their customers. In the process of deciding how to establish and operate a business, many business owners of varying power and influence hardly take into consideration the guaranteed attack on their information technology investments. If leadership does not lead by example, department managers will be uneasy about delegating to subordinates the required implementation of common sense computing safeguards.

this is JUST THE BEGINNING

the world and almost all technology is connected

With so many people on the planet having access to technology. With so many governments and markets being co-dependent on each other; the negative consequences of computer systems having control over civilization is endangering not only personal identities or payment transactions, but also national infrastructure safety and environmental integrity.

A Human Rights concern

cyber criminals and spies preying on the innocent

Illegal actions against individuals and companies are not only carried out by criminal cells, but also state-sponsored agencies and their non-governmental contracted propagators. Legitimate business operations are being affected by such revelations; this means profits will continue to be hampered if economic activity isn't left alone by the misuse of information technology systems.

Recent Posts

May 19

Cyber Crime Is a $6 Trillion a Year Industry

Increasingly scammers and criminals are seeing the internet as a means of making financial returns. Cyber crime has become a serious business and no business or information is safe from attack. Read More...

May 18

17m Zomato Accounts for Sale After Breach

These records include users' email address and hashed passwords. It's not easy (but also not impossible) for malicious individuals to convert the hashed passwords back into plaintext, the company admitted. Read More...

May 17

Over 66 Percent Would Stop Buying After Hack

Two thirds of consumers in the U.K. would "break up" with a brand if it suffers a data breach. Three quarters of respondents say "they or one of their team could face disciplinary action and/or penalties" for a data breach. Read More...

May 16

Cyber Crime Damaging to Business Reputation

Cyber attacks are now ranked as the top threat to a business's reputation, that protecting a company's data not only helps secure reputation but helps build trust with current and potential employees and other stakeholders. Read More...

May 15

Breaches Can Crater Companies' Stock by 5%

Public companies that suffer a breach get hit with a double whammy of not only dealing with the attack but also face the prospect of their stock price falling an average of 5% on the day of the breach. Read More...

Spotlight

Cyber Criminals' Hot Commodity: Pediatric Patient Data


Children in the United States are 51 times more likely to have their identity stolen than adults.

Electronic health records (EHRs) have become a prime target for cyber criminals, with many experts agreeing that the healthcare industry is considerably behind other industries when it comes to cybersecurity. The increasing number of successful attacks on patient data is evidence that criminals are taking advantage of healthcare's inadequate security, and it is the patients who are feeling the greatest effects of a hospital data breach. Unfortunately, pediatric patient data is not only more vulnerable, it is also quite valuable on the Dark Web, making it an easy and profitable asset for criminals. In the case of pediatric patients, the threat is even greater, because the medical records of these young patients provide criminals a blank slate upon which they can build a false identity. This — combined with the fact that medical identity theft of pediatric patients is incredibly hard to detect — means that criminals have a much longer time period with which to profit from the stolen information, costing the victim hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars.