Sunday, September 27, 2020

Security and Technology

EU Court of Justice Invalidates the EU-US Privacy Shield

EU Court of Justice Invalidates the EU-US Privacy Shield

An important and unexpected ruling was handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on July 16, 2020, in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”) that invalidates the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) arrangement. Since 2016, the Privacy Shield provided …

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The Growing Cyber Threat – Targeting Medical Offices, Practices and Facilities

The Growing Cyber Threat – Targeting Medical Offices, Practices and Facilities

By Malcolm S. McNeil We have already heard about the recent twitter attack on high profile individuals. However, they are not the only targets of the hackers. Right now we see that medical practices are a target of cybercriminals. The common activity is to forward emails to unsuspecting employees who …

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4 Critical Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Revisit IT Security Now

From the Trenches

How should small business leaders think about mitigating information security risk—and with all that’s going on in our pandemic world, why now? It’s a tough problem. Between reports of hackers breaching the networks of even large multinational corporations with staggering resources, the technical complexity of shoring up your defenses, and …

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Department of Justice (DOJ) Announces Disruption of Hundreds of Online COVID-19 Related Scams

Department of Justice (DOJ) Announces Disruption of Hundreds of Online COVID-19 Related Scams

In a press release issued April 22, 2020, federal authorities announced that an ongoing cooperative effort between law enforcement and a number of private-sector companies, including multiple internet domain providers and registrars, disrupted hundreds of internet domains used to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to commit fraud and other crimes. As …

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FTC issues alert about COVID-19 scams targeting businesses

FTC issues alert about COVID-19 scams targeting businesses

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned consumers about coronavirus-related scams, but businesses are at risk too. The FTC warns that companies must keep their guard up against these seven B2B scams that try to exploit concerns about COVID-19. “Public health” scams Fraudsters are sending messages that claim to be …

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How to properly sanitize your devices

How to properly sanitize your devices

Be sure to wipe down your devices on a regular basis with the following: Lens Wipes Walmart: http://bit.ly/2TM3bgQTarget: http://bit.ly/2Q00OWBAmazon: https://amzn.to/38ATdnQ Or Electronics Wipes (Do NOT use regular Windex Wipes or glass cleaner) Walmart: http://bit.ly/2vOXSFi Target: http://bit.ly/2VWAxMI Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Iwrav5 Remember: NEVER apply glass cleaner to electronics and never spray any cleaner …

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Configuration Standards

Configuration Standards

This is a sample configuration standards document. Purpose To protect company data and information systems by ensuring a consistent, secure configuration between resources and maintaining baseline configuration standards. Scope This policy applies to all information systems including but not limited to, laptops, desktops, two-in-ones, mobile devices (phones and tablets), cloud …

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