Breach of the Week: GovPayNow Leaks 14M+ Records

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What Happened: GovPayNet (GovPayNow.com) is the latest victim of a data leak. The online payment company is used by more than 2,000 government agencies in 35 states for online payment of everything from traffic citations to court-ordered fines.   On September 14, 2018, it was discovered that more than 14 million customer records could be accessed… Read more »

Breach of the Week: Veeam Exposed Customer Records (INFOGRAPHIC)

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What happened: Veeam, a Swiss-based data company exposed more than 445 million records after using a misconfigured host on Amazon Web Services.  The issue was that it did not require any password to access. An independent security researcher, Bob Diachenko, discovered the open database on September 5. Diachenko notified Veeam about the issue but received no response. … Read more »

Hurricane Florence: Tips to Prepare Your Business

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Today’s blog is brought to you by our partner Datto.   Republished from Datto’s Blog Originally published on September 10, 2018 By Chris Brunau Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm. Florence is capable of catastrophic damage with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. The storm is expected to make landfall… Read more »

Breach of the Week: MEGA Extension Hack (INFOGRAPHIC)

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MEGA Chrome Malicious Extension

What Happened: On September 4, an unknown hacker uploaded a malicious version of a MEGA Chrome extension. The MEGA.nz extension is a cloud storage service. The attacker was able to hack into MEGA’s Google Chrome web store account and upload the malicious version. The malicious version allowed the hacker to steal users’ credentials for popular websites… Read more »

Back to Basics: Multi-factor Authentication

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multi-factor authentication

It has never been more important for cybersecurity to be a company priority then right now. The average cost of an U.S. data breach is $7.91M (whereas the global cost of a data breach is $3.86M). Companies need to be investing in the proper steps to minimize the risk of an attack or else… There are basic cybersecurity practices… Read more »

Three Networks Every Company Needs

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Today’s Brite Insight is brought to you by one of Brite’s certified ForeScout Engineers, Matt Ostrowski. Matt specializes in unique ForeScout deployments and enjoys finding new ways to utilize the technology.   Network access control, or NAC, allows you to pre-determine a set of parameters and policies that either allow or deny a device access…. Read more »

3 ways to create a cybersecurity culture

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The average cost of a data breach is 3.62 million globally.   Non-malicious employee error is typically the cause of a data breach. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter what IT security system an organization has in place if employees aren’t educated on the importance of cybersecurity.   Establishing a cybersecurity culture requires everyone to have an equal part in cybersecurity, which is essential in protecting the organization. To create or strengthen your cybersecurity culture, use these three tips.  1…. Read more »

Data Breaches: Why Don’t We Care?

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In 2017, there were 1,579 data breaches with close to 179 million records exposed. It seems that not a week goes by where we don’t hear about another data breach. Just this month, Sears, Kmart, Delta, Best Buy, and Panera Bread have announced that they had been impacted  by a breach that potentially exposed hundreds of thousands of credit-card information.   Personal financial information… Read more »