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Blog articles about the latest technology, threats, attack techniques, and vulnerabilities.

CEO Apolonio Garcia to Guest Appear on “Customer Service”

Wednesday at 10am CST/11am EST, CEO Apolonio "Apps" Garcia is joining award-winning journalist Dorothy Tucker on her weekly radio talk show, Customer Service, to talk about home camera security. In Chicago, you can listen on 1690AM. Outside of Chicago listen on iHeart radio.

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  • November 13, 2017
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Inside the Numbers – 11/1/17

This is a first installment of a new piece of content we are calling Inside the Numbers. It will provide an interesting look at some of the facts and figures we uncover while we are performing research and risk analysis for clients. We hope you find it as interesting and maybe even useful. Enjoy! - Apps Garcia

As the data shows, April is the most common month for HIPAA fines to be issued according to the OCR reports to date.

In comparison to HIPAA fines and OCR audits, the ghosts and goblins look pretty friendly. Maybe October isn’t quite that scary after all.

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  • November 1, 2017
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What is Your Domain Worth?

Let me ask you a simple question: what is your website worth to your organization? I’ll assume that your answer is: a great deal. So here’s my second question: what are you doing to protect it? And I am not talking about protecting it from usual defacement from hackers or infestation with viruses/malware. I am talking about having someone take control of your the domain name associated with your website, thus having complete control of all of the traffic going to your domain (including web, email, etc).

  • April 28, 2017
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Healthcare is Facing a New Threat

IoT Devices Getting Bricked

A recent report from Bleeping Computers indicates there is a new strain of malware that is targeting unsecured devices that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). The malware, called BrickBot, is targeting devices that run the BusyBox Linux embedded operating system. To accomplish its mission, BrickBot utilizes a brute force attack against open Telnet ports and then erases the operating system (a process also known as “bricking”).

  • April 12, 2017
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Managing The Risk of Change

Imagine how much easier our lives and jobs would be if the world stood still for a little while. If we could push pause, and make our organizations and the related IT networks and systems stay the same, no new regulations, acquisitions, vulnerabilities, or threats. If only we could just keep things the same so we could catch our breath for a few moments and fix some of the things that are already on our to-do list. Unfortunately, this pause button doesn’t exist yet and we are forced to live with the old adage: the only constant is change.

  • March 31, 2017
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Prioritizing Your Issues

In today’s world, IT and security leaders are faced with an ever changing and growing list of issues and projects that need their time and attention. In these fields, we are faced with an ever growing list of issues that need attention: audit findings, security assessments, vulnerability scans, threat intelligence feeds, etc. There is an endless supply of problems that all seem to need immediate attention. Because of this, the one question we consistently hear from clients is: how do we prioritize our work?

  • March 24, 2017
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Risk Modeling Basics

Google the word “risk” and the first result is the noun with the definition “a situation involving exposure to danger.” Seems pretty straight forward and to the point, doesn’t it?

  • March 17, 2017
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Like It or Not, Healthcare Is a Digital Business

An undisclosed computer problem forced United Airlines to ground all domestic flights on Sunday. The halt lasted only an hour, but that was long enough to produce an avalanche of delays and customer complaints across the country. A similar incident last October disrupted United flights worldwide. A month before that, British Airways resorted to issuing hand-written boarding passes after its passenger check-in systems failed. A buggy router caused Southwest Airlines to cancel 2,300 flights at the height of last year’s vacation season.

  • January 27, 2017
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