Author Archives: Jaike Hornreich, CISA, GPEN, GWAPT, CICP, CCSFP

Don’t Wanna Cry? How IT Controls Help Prevent Malware Infections

If your IT department has not taken the appropriate precautions, you may be at risk and not even know it.

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Understanding the New SSAE 18 – What You Need to Know

Fundamental changes are coming again to SOC reports. This blog will detail everything you need to know to help ensure you are prepared for the shift.

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Is the President’s New Cybersecurity Proposal Playing Catch-Up?

When the Obama administration rolled out its new Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) in February, the only thing surprising about it was the lack of anything surprising. While the plan mainly sticks to basic security principles, it’s a long-awaited first step in addressing the nation’s digital safety concerns. But, does the plan go far enough?

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The Cost to Protect Your Company’s Data is Climbing: The Increasing Cost of Cybercrime

In 2014, breaches of Fortune 500 companies were mostly associated with the loss, exposure, or theft of personally identifiable information and intellectual property. The result? Cybercrime and compliance costs are climbing for companies both in the U.S. and overseas.

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5 Tips for Protecting Your New Computer

The new school year is coming, which can often mean new computers for you and your children. This can be an exciting time, but it can also go very bad if you don’t take the right precautionary steps up front.

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Phishing Emails Strike Again!

There has never been a more crucial time to be cautious while on the Internet. Reports come in every day about the latest victims of phishing emails. It is of upmost importance that you and your business are aware of these scams, as they could end up stealing fortunes from your pockets or sometimes even worse – proprietary, confidential data.

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3 Tips for Preventing Social Engineering Attacks

Many people today fall victim to social engineering attacks without even knowing. While the term does not always have a negative connotation, in IT circles, social engineering refers to the psychological manipulation of people with the intent of getting them to reveal personal information or to take certain actions. According to social-engineer.org, social engineering is used in over 66% of all attacks by hackers. Phishing is one of the most prevalent forms of social engineering.

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Data Breaches: Is Your Business at Risk? [Infographic]

Data breaches are occurring now more than ever before. 2014 produced an alarming number of privacy and security breaches.

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A Million Dollar Bill with your Dollar Cup of Coffee

Data breaches tend to be a result of malicious or criminal intent, human error and system glitches. According to InformationWeek’s 2014 Strategic Survey, “Managing the complexity of security” reclaimed the number one spot among 10 challenges facing the respondents, all from organizations with 100 or more employees. You may now be asking yourself, what can my company do to protect our data? Here are five key steps you can take:

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What’s in a Swipe: Are You Protected Against Point-of-Sale Malware?

If you process credit cards, or store and transmit credit card information, you may want to listen up. The latest breed of malware is making its rounds, and it’s particularly worrisome for small and medium businesses that do not have dedicated information security resources.

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