Organizations attacked with ransomware have a bevy of decisions to make, very quickly! One of those decisions is whether to pay the ransom. Earlier this year, I had the honor of contributing to a two-part series, entitled Ransomware: To pay or not to pay? (Part 1 and Part 2). Joined by Danielle Gardiner
The Dark Web and its Impact on Small Business
By Christopher E. Hoyme on
Posted in Data Security, Identity Theft, Information Risk
Most business owners are all too familiar with identity theft. What they might not be sufficiently aware of is the “Dark Web” where identity theft thieves buy and sell stolen personal information.
The Dark Web Defined
The Dark Web describes places on the internet not identified by traditional search engines. Although not all sites on…
IRS Issues Warning About W-2 Cyber-Scams, Especially for Schools, Nonprofits and Tribal Organizations
By Mary T. Costigan on
On February 2, 2017, the IRS issued a warning to all employers regarding the resurgence of a W-2 based cyber scam. The scam, which targets the corporate world during tax season, is currently “spreading to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits.” (irs.gov/news-events).
This cyber-scam is simple, but highly successful. It consists of…