Should You Pay Ransomware Demands?
Richard Henderson
Should You Pay Ransomware Demands?

The fact that the Indiana hospital system, Hancock Health was hacked recently isn’t big news these days. Sadly, healthcare security breaches happen all too frequently. What is surprising however is what the health network elected to do about it – they paid the hackers’ ransom demand of four Bitcoin, equal to approximately $50,000 at the time, and then, for reasons we can’t really know, they told people about it....

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Absolute Provides Automated Meltdown and Spectre Risk Assessment to Speed Remediation
Kim Ellery
Absolute Provides Automated Meltdown and Spectre Risk Assessment to Speed Remediation

Despite reports of boot failure and performance impact, the fixes for the recent processor-level flaws Meltdown and Spectre are critically important. If left unaddressed, these vulnerabilities could potentially grant hackers access to vast amounts of your sensitive data. While vendors scramble to distribute the necessary security updates, you’re still faced with the problem of actual mitigation. Are you at risk? Which endpoints are vulnerable? How will you get the...

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Critical Actions for Finalizing Your GDPR Compliance Program
Kim Ellery
Critical Actions for Finalizing Your GDPR Compliance Program

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rule looms and will take effect in May 2018, but only a third of companies are on track to be compliant by the due date. GDPR is the most significant change in data privacy regulation in more than 20 years. It represents an extraordinary shift in the way businesses will be expected to operate when they gather, process, maintain, and protect customer data....

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