cyber security

February 13, 2024

Debunking 5 Common Cybersecurity Myths

Also known as IT security, cybersecurity refers to the act of safeguarding internet-connected systems, critical data and other digital assets from potential cyberthreats—threats that may attempt to exploit sensitive information, steal funds or disrupt normal business operations. In other words, cybersecurity consists of the strategies implemented to help protect people, processes and technology from cyberattacks...

November 30, 2023

How Vulnerable to Cyberattacks Are Commercial Buildings?

At first blush, the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline(link is external) in May 2021 and a hacker’s attempt to poison the water supply(link is external) in Oldsmar, Fla., in February of the same year may not appear to have much bearing on the safety of the average commercial building. But in reality, most buildings are vulnerable to these types...

November 15, 2023

Common Social Engineering Tactics to Watch For

Social engineering refers to a cyberattack method in which a cybercriminal preys on key human behaviors (e.g., trust of authority, fear of conflict and promise of rewards) to obtain unwarranted access to targets’ technology, systems, funds or data. These attacks can be deployed through various tactics, such as digital impersonation, deceitful messages or malicious software...

November 6, 2023

The 2023 Cyber Year in Review

When everyone thinks of cyber, first-party ransomware claims spring to mind, but this year there has been a more significant rise in third-party liability claims driven by pixel and tracking software-related matters. As more U.S. states pass laws against the collection of personally identifiable information, tracking software claims have evolved. This new trend follows other data privacy trends that...

May 10, 2023

Data Privacy Lawsuits Nearly Doubled in 2022

Data breach litigation ramped up significantly in 2022, with more filings overall and filings in smaller data privacy events, according to BakerHostetler’s annual Data Security Incident Response Report. The law firm tracked a five-year trend showing a higher percentage of events resulting in at least one lawsuit—from four lawsuits out of 394 in 2018 up...

March 16, 2023

Mobile Device Security Threats and How to Prevent Them

Mobile malware—malicious software designed to gain access to private data on mobile devices—is a growing threat to companies’ cybersecurity. As companies embrace remote work and more employees use their personal devices for work-related tasks, cybercriminals are finding more opportunities to exploit these vulnerable and often unsecured devices to access corporate servers and sensitive information. The...