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5 Industries at High-Risk for Cyberattacks

Cybersecurity firms predict that cyberattacks will cost the world $10.5 trillion per year by 2025. Cyberattacks come in many different forms and can cripple your business in an instant. Experts are warning companies to protect themselves against hackers or face financial ruin. Here are the some of the top industries being targeted by criminals:

Retail – Cyberattacks on retailers have doubled over the past three years. Cybersecurity experts predict that criminals will continue to increase attacks on retail companies because they hold so much value consumer data, making them an ideal target for cybercriminals who can sell credit card numbers or online banking credentials on [...]

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The best time to respond to a data breach is before it happens

No matter how well you train your people, and no matter how carefully you safeguard sensitive data and information, a data breach can happen.

If you already have a solid Incident Response Plan (IRP) in place, there is no need to panic. It will tell you what to do to get things under control again. If you do not already have such a plan, form one now. Contact experienced, certified professionals immediately and let them guide you through the proper steps.

If you have a plan in place, you know that step one is to notify your company’s operations professionals and business stakeholders immediately when a breach occurs. The next step is to follow your company’s IRP. The [...]

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Does Your Business Know How to Respond to a Data Breach?

Data breaches only happen to large corporations, right? Wrong.

It is true that data breaches frequently target giant corporations and medical providers, and those organizations are smart to beef up their cyber security. Such breaches can affect millions of customers and cost companies thousands, if not millions, of dollars.

But many small business owners don’t realize they are targets, too. According to a Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report noted in a 2017 USA TODAY article, 61 percent of breaches hit smaller businesses. A typical cyber attack can cost a small business between $84,000 and $148,000.

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Flash drive-sniffing dogs, warnings for retailers and burgers that may have cost you way too much

Do you keep up with the latest cyber security news? Here are a few interesting recent items you may have missed:

‣ Police dogs are being trained to sniff out flash drives, destroyed computers and other electronic devices to help prosecute child pornographers.

Only one out of every 50 dogs tested is able to become an Electronic Storage Detection, or ESD, dog, Kerry Halligan, a K-9 instructor for the Connecticut State Police, told CNET Magazine. It is much more difficult for a dog to learn to detect the telltale chemical in electronics than to sniff out narcotics, bombs or people, she said. Labrador retrievers seem to be best suited to the task. Read more here.

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