Impact of a Cyberattack on Small Businesses

Despite the recent chain of cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructures, a lot of small businesses think it can never happen to them. Most small business owners assume cyber targets are high profile or large businesses, such as the Colonial Pipeline.

3 Million Volkswagen Customer’s Information Compromised

Volkswagen was a victim of a data breach and had over 3 million customer’s data stolen. Most of the compromised data were marketing information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. However, there may be 90,000 people who had their sensitive information, such as social security numbers and date of birth, exposed.

JBS Foods Paid $11 Million to Cybercriminals after Ransomware Attack

JBS Foods, one of the leading meat producers in the world, paid $11 million to cybercriminals who caused a shutdown on meat production last week. The incident which affected servers supporting its' North American and Australian network, lead to business interruptions, and caused price increases and meat scarcity.

Massachusetts Steamship Authority Hit with Ransomware

The ransomware attack that targeted the Massachusetts Steamship Authority last Wednesday is still affecting the ship’s operations on Thursday. The attack caused disruptions on the credit card transaction process, which only allowed cash payments to purchase tickets.

JBS Foods Suspended Meat Production Due to Cyberattack

JBS Foods, one of the leading meat producers in the world was targeted by an organized cyberattack. The incident which affected servers supporting its' North American and Australian network, caused interruptions on meat production. Analysts stated that the meatpackers slaughtered 22% fewer cattle and 20% fewer hogs from the week before.

Phishing Scams Targets Tax Preparers

Phishing Scams Targets Tax Preparers. The IRS issued a warning to tax preparers to be vigilant of a scam that attempts to get access to the victim’s E-Filing Identification Number (EFIN). The hackers use fraudulent email accounts to obtain the victim’s identity and steal their clients’ information.

Colonial Pipeline Attack: How to Prevent Ransomware

I am sure by now that you are aware of the cyber-attack that forced the Colonial Pipeline offline. This pipeline delivers about 45% of the fuel consumed to the East Coast, runs from the Gulf Coast to the New York metro area, and transports 2.5 million barrels of petroleum products each day.

4 Physical Security Management Guide to Protect Your Business

Here are 4 Physical Security Management Guide to Protect Your Business. Physical security is defined as the protection of people, property, and physical assets from actions and events that could cause damage or loss. Though often overlooked in favor of cybersecurity, physical security is equally important.

How to Set Up Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

How to Set Up Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) in Different Platforms. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an added layer of security protocol in which users are asked to authenticate their identity besides entering their passwords. It protects users from cybercriminals that try to gain access to sensitive account information.

Importance of Having Cybersecurity Insurance

Here is the importance of having cybersecurity insurance for your company. Security breaches impact significant revenue loss for companies. Statistics displayed 29% of companies that face a data breach end up losing revenue. Although there are steps businesses can take to mitigate the risks such as cybersecurity awareness training, security assessments, investing in a quality firewall, etc.