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Update and Patch Your Software

The First Rule of Cybersecurity Is Update Your Software

By Steve Rosenbush – The Wall Street Journal

There’s no easy way to make IT infrastructure fully secure from cyberattacks. But there’s an easy way to avoid a good many of the biggest threats that companies face.

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What Keeps Hospital CIOs & CISOs Up at Night

Hospital health data has been a clear target for hackers. They’re getting smarter, and education, and buy-in from the C-suite are key prevention strategies.

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Posted in cybergovernance, Cybersecurity, Data Security, HIPAA, Vendor Compliance
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The Role of Cyber Due Diligence

Private Equity Firms Need Cyber Due Diligence

by | Nov 28, 2016 | “Private Equity Firms Need Cyber Due Diligence”

Verizon’s pending acquisition of Yahoo highlights a substantial risk faced by all private equity firms: how much cyber risk will the next transaction add to their portfolio?

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Approaches to Cybersecurity

Taking a Multifaceted Approach to Cybersecurity

By Samuel Greengard  |  Posted 2016-09-20 | Baseline – Cybersecurity

As the threat landscape grows, there’s a need to take a proactive approach that incorporates multilayered security,

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Cybersecurity Assessment – Vital Protection

Protect Yourself with a Cybersecurity Assessment – Cover Your Organization Inside and Out

The ugly truth is that your organization has either been the victim of a recent cybersecurity breach, or it will be. Despite spending billions on cybersecurity—$75 billion last year, growing to $170 billion by 2020—the bad guys appear to be winning.

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Online Privacy

Keeping information private online is difficult

By Mark Pribish  |  Vice President and ID Theft Practice Leader  |  Merchants Information Solutions

You may share too much personal information online. Your insurance records, credit records, driving records, employment records and purchasing records are also collected,

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Posted in cybergovernance, Cybersecurity, Data Security, ID Theft, Privacy


Ransomware – A Clear and Present Danger

Ransomware has risen to the top of the malware pile. Here’s a look at how this has happened.

Ransomware seems to be everywhere right now.

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Ransomware and TeamViewer – No Link?

The Spread of Ransomware Not the Result of  TeamViewer Breach?

Axel Schmidt, Public Relations Manager at TeamViewer, has contacted The SMLR Group to clarify several reports linking the spread of ransomware to a TeamViewer account:

In the last couple of days, some reports surfaced which linked some ransomware infections with TeamViewer. 

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Posted in Content, cybergovernance, Cybersecurity, Data Security, Hacks, Incident Response, Malware, Multi-Factor Authentication, Vendor Compliance
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Cybercrime Impacts Retail Security

Retail Security: Cyber Tech Fuels Cybercrime

By Matt Pillar, senior executive editor, Innovative Retail Technologies

March 2016 Innovative Retail Technologies

In a post-EMV world, retail security experts are bracing for malice, menace, and misfortune to go digital.

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Posted in attack surface, Compliance, Content, Customer Engagement, Cyberattack, Cybersecurity, Data Security, Fraud, Hacks, Incident Response, Layered Defense
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SMLR and MIS Launch Partnership

SMLR Group and Merchants Information Solutions, Inc.
Announce a New Strategic Partnership

New Strategic Partnership brings Merchants industry leading SmartIDentity for Business Data Breach Solution to SMLR Group clients.

February 11th, 2016 SMLR Group Press Release – SMLR Group and Merchants Information Solutions,

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Posted in Compliance, Content, Customer Engagement, Cyber-Insurance, Cybersecurity, Data Security, Partnerships, Privacy, Risk Management
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