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Study finds that 30% of SMEs lack an incident response plan

Cybersecurity issues have become very prevalent in the modern era, making headlines with their disasters and fines associated with them.  While it may seem obvious that businesses should take precautions to protect themselves against these potential attacks, they have been slow to move forward with improving their security measures – especially small and medium-sized enterprises …

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OCR deputy discusses common mistakes that often lead to compliance reviews

  Have you ever wondered what exactly triggers a breach case investigated by Health and Human Services? While a number of things may attribute to an investigation, according to Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information privacy at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, nearly every breach case investigated by the department stems from a …

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Article: What Happens When Your Small Business Is Hacked

As cyber-attacks continue to sweep across the globe, the pressure is also increasing for IT providers and security professionals to keep security measures a top priority. An article on Entrepreneur explores the consequences of falling victim to a data breach and ways to prepare for one in the event it were to occur.  While you …

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Article: What Happens When Your Small Business Is Hacked

As cyber-attacks continue to sweep across the globe, the pressure is also increasing for IT providers and security professionals to keep security measures a top priority. An article on Entrepreneur explores the consequences of falling victim to a data breach and ways to prepare for one in the event it were to occur.  While you …

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56% of healthcare organizations see employees as their greatest threat to IT security

A recent survey conducted by Netwrix found that although healthcare organizations understand the importance of protecting patient information, they often fall short on improving their security measures. An article on PR Newswire explores the findings of the Netwrix survey. The survey included responses from IT professionals across various industries, including healthcare. Where are healthcare organizations …

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56% of healthcare organizations see employees as their greatest threat to IT security

A recent survey conducted by Netwrix found that although healthcare organizations understand the importance of protecting patient information, they often fall short on improving their security measures. An article on PR Newswire explores the findings of the Netwrix survey. The survey included responses from IT professionals across various industries, including healthcare. Where are healthcare organizations …

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Cyberattack Costs New York Hospital Nearly $10 million

Erie County Medical Center in New York fell victim to a ransomware attack in April, leaving the hospital with the decision to pay the ransom and potentially recover their data or lose their encrypted files to a cybercriminal. The cyberattack, which took down over 6,000 computers had a ransom demand of $30,000 dollars (24 bitcoins …

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Cyberattack Costs New York Hospital Nearly $10 million

Erie County Medical Center in New York fell victim to a ransomware attack in April, leaving the hospital with the decision to pay the ransom and potentially recover their data or lose their encrypted files to a cybercriminal. The cyberattack, which took down over 6,000 computers had a ransom demand of $30,000 dollars (24 bitcoins …

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New Strain of Ransomware Hits Michigan Hospital

A hospital in Michigan is feeling the pressure after suffering a ransomware attack earlier this month. On July 5th, Caro Community Hospital, Caro Medical Clinic and Caro Quick Care lost access to their phones, email services and patient records as a result of the ransomware attack. According to CEO Marc Augsburger, the ransom note accompanying …

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Data breaches happen to both small and large businesses

It is no secret that despite increased awareness of data breaches around the globe, businesses continue to fall victim to cybercriminals exploiting their weak security measures. An article on Small Business Computing explores data breaches and how the size of the business doesn’t matter to criminals seeking confidential information. Large corporations are often thought to …

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