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Protecting Critical Services from Cybercriminals

Last year’s targeted attack against the Colonial Pipeline brought into sharper focus the risk utilities face from cyber crime.  Data has always been a valuable resource for those who possess it, now more so than ever; as breaches of critical utilities show, it can also be a weapon.  If a retailer’s online platform gets breached,… Read More

Privacy Laws in 2022

What’s New? COVID-19 has impacted not only our personal and professional lives, but has also continued to affect every industry, whether directly or indirectly. As our routines have moved to a “new normal” of remote work and online processes, the need for online security has expanded greatly. More states have begun to expand security regulations… Read More

Cyber criminals adjusting their tactics to target data

Examination of law enforcement successes against ransomware agents in recent years reveals a resulting adjustment among cyber criminals.  Despite some important figures of criminal gangs being apprehended, many who remain have learned from the experience and are switching their focus to demanding higher ransoms in place of a wider attack net.  Rather than incur the… Read More

Hacker apprehended while the group remains at large

When you hear about something called The Dark Overlord, you might expect it to be something related to a movie or video game.  Not so, here, with a Canadian hacker being sentenced to three years in prison for dealing in stolen personal information, including doing business with a hacking and extortion group with that moniker…. Read More

Crypto.com and rising data breach numbers

Surprising possibly no one, the latest annual report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) shows that the number of data breaches rose 68% in 2021 compared to the year before.  Every industry except the military experienced an increase in the number of breaches.  Similarly, ransomware has doubled in use in each of the past… Read More

Data Security Best Practices For Businesses in 2022

Cybersecurity is more important today than ever before. It is imperative that security policies are made and reviewed now before there is a breach. With over 20 years as a pioneer in data security, below are proven best practices we, at NetLib Security, have compiled to help you simplify security and transparently protect stored data… Read More

Hard drive file leads to data breach

The time before a data breach is the most important period in an organization’s data security practice.  The variety of ways in which employees can accidentally compromise everything speaks to the value of ensuring the data on a network is worthless to intruders, even after a breach. Incidents like the breach of the Rhode Island… Read More

Log4J bug hits everything, everywhere

Engineers at Google and scores of other tech companies have endured a less than pleasant couple of weeks, ever since the discovery of the log4j bug.  It has been described as the most serious data breach ever, due to the sheer volume of online services that use the log4j code, which helps applications track their… Read More

Zero Trust as part of data security policy

Examining over 530 data breaches across 17 countries, a 2021 report from the Ponemon Institute reveals that the average cost per breach this year increased by 10%, the largest such spike in years.  According to the report, the most substantial hit to a breached firm comes from lost business, followed by spending on breach notifications,… Read More

Robinhood’s breach brings lawsuit

Robinhood Markets Inc. is now facing a lawsuit for its recent data breach, one that saw about 7 million individuals have their personal data stolen, or one-third of Robinhood’s total userbase.  Hackers in this case utilized social engineering, fooling a customer service representative over the phone, which allowed them entry.  Once again, it’s interesting how… Read More

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