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The Top Five Health Care Data Breaches So Far

The Top Five Health Care Data Breaches So Far

Companies in any industry can be susceptible to data breaches. Despite the ongoing pandemic which has many people working from home, cyberattacks aren’t slowing. This goes to show that cybercriminals will stop at nothing to steal your information. At a time when people should be working together to combat a global crisis, there are individuals out there who see an opportunity to take advantage of others. 

Perhaps the most despicable of these attacks are carried out against health care companies, the very organizations that need the most support during a pandemic. Their workers are on the frontlines working incredibly hard to save lives and improve health outcomes. But where most people see a brave group of health care workers, others see an opportunity.

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Garmin Hacked: A Cybersecurity Lesson for Your Business

Garmin Hacked: A Cybersecurity Lesson for Your Business

Running a business poses many challenges, and while all need to be taken seriously, some are of greater importance than others. If, for instance, your company has cash flow problems, that’s urgent. In fact, it’s why 82% of small business failures occur. Just as urgent but more invisible to the naked eye is security. Security needs to be a top priority for any business because, like it or not, you’re already under attack. Cybercriminals don’t wait around. They don’t ask politely to see if you’re ready before they start sending phishing emails and trying to compromise your employees’ accounts. They also have no issue holding your systems hostage. Unfortunately, Garmin found this out firsthand. 

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What the Twitter Hack Reveals About Your Cybersecurity

What the Twitter Hack Reveals About Your Cybersecurity

Twitter is a popular social media platform where users can connect and share their thoughts with a wide variety of audiences. Users generally trust that Twitter keeps their information safe, but that trust appears to have been shaken after a very public and dramatic hack that recently revealed glaring holes in Twitter’s security. 

On July 15th, 2020, a number of high-profile Twitter accounts—including those of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and Warren Buffet—were briefly taken over by hackers and used to promote a Bitcoin scam. 

Twitter locked things down late Wednesday, restricting the ability of any verified account to send tweets as well as restricting other functionality as well. According to Twitter, about 130 accounts were targeted by the attack, and of this number, only a small subset was compromised and used to tweet. Still, given the broad reach of the affected profiles, millions likely saw the messages the attacker(s) sent out. The scam quickly netted over $115,000 in BitcoinBitcoin, which, for reasons explained later, was relatively unremarkable. 

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4 Pandemic Business Trends Here to Stay: Time to Rethink Everything?

Things around us are constantly changing from the simplicities of daily life to the evolving technologies we use. With the COVID-19 pandemic people’s lives and jobs have been put on hold while companies are trying to figure out how to cope with this extreme change. People now have to adapt to working at home and still stay connected with everyone they work with.

As the months pass people have new needs and working from your home office or even your kitchen table may not be the most ideal. Will working from home become the “new normal”? Will we ever be able to shake hands again?  Questions like these are constantly on the minds of people who are now working from home.

This changes the game for people all over the world. Even though these changes are occurring doesn’t mean they are all bad, people now can save money on transportation to and from work and can even enjoy a nice meal at home for lunch. Yes, you may miss your work friends and socializing in the break room or around the water cooler but there are plenty of new ways to connect with the people you work with.

Moving forward the new ‘normal’ will consist of a lot of changes but with a little help and encouragement it's nothing we can't get through.

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What End-to-End Encryption Means for Zoom Users

What End-to-End Encryption Means for Zoom Users

Zoom is rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in July for free to all users. It’s just a shame that they claimed it was already a part of their service—and lied.

Quite sneakily, the company used its own definition of the term, “one that lets Zoom itself access unencrypted video and audio from meetings,” according to the Intercept. The encryption that Zoom previously used is TLS, the same that servers use for HTTPS. This encryption is transport-only, breaking the widely accepted meaning of the term end-to-end encryption.

But now, Zoom is promising to bring genuine E2EE to all of its users. For real this time.

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