What is Ransomware? Type of malicious software threatens you with harm, by denying access to your data. Ransomware attacks may lock data on your computer, network, and other internet-connected devices Most common types of ransomware Crypto ransomware Locker ransomware Why are Small businesses a target? keep very little to no budget for cybersecurity Without any […]
The State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare The healthcare industry has been hit hard by cyber attacks in recent years, with the number of healthcare organizations affected by ransomware growing from 34% in 2020 to 66% in 2021. This represents the highest increase in cyber attack volume among all sectors, with a 69% year-over-year increase. A […]
What Qualifies as a Small businesses (SMB)? small businesses as those that have fewer than 1,000 employees The cyber security company VIPRE categorizes small businesses as those that have 1-500 employees. Alliance Cybersecurity’s data includes companies that have 500 or fewer employees as well Top Small Business Cyber Security Statistics to Know 43% of All […]
Why Is HIPAA Training Important? Because If Your Employee’s Aren’t HIPAA Compliant, It Will Cost Your Healthcare Organization
What is HIPAA? The Health Insurance portability and accountability act of 1996 Monumental law that was passed to increase the efficiency of the healthcare system Requirements and mandates for covered entities and business associates to follow What type of organizations must provide HIPAA training? Anyone who comes into contact with PHI must be trained Covered […]
What is security awareness training? Strategy used by IT and security professionals to prevent and mitigate user risk Providing cyber security education to your workforce Programs are designed to help users and employees to help understand and prevent information security breaches Training is most often presented in an online or computer based format. Why is […]
Cybersecurity spending According to the consulting firm Deloitte, financial institutions spend an average of .3% of revenue and 10% of their IT budget on cybersecurity. That works out to about $2,300 per employee According to GlobalData estimates, the global cybersecurity industry in the retail banking sector will grow from $7.9 billion in 2020 to $11.6 […]
43% of cyber attacks target small business. There was 424% increase in new small business cyber breaches in 2021 63% of confirmed data breaches leveraged a weak, default or stolen password The median small business received 94% of its detected malware by email 65% of small businesses have failed to act following a cyber security […]
Phishing is one of the oldest scams in existence, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to spot. According to a quarterly report released by the Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG), there were more than a million phishing attacks reported in the first quarter of 2022.
We feel that cyber threats are things that happen to other people, not to us. We have all our passwords in order, and even two-step verification: it can’t be us. We cannot fathom losing our data, our identities, our websites; our everything.
Do you run a small business? You’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re not even on the radar of cyber criminals out to score millions by taking down the networks for huge, powerful businesses.