Last week, the Department of Homeland Security said that foreign hackers broke into hundreds of supposedly secure computer networks belonging to U.S. electric utility companies. Hackers accessed the control rooms and had the power to potentially cause nationwide blackouts.
Ransomware infects more than 100,000 computers around the world every day, according to FBI statistics, and victims are paying more than $25 billion a year to cyber criminals. Yet one out of five businesses that pay the ransom never get their files back.
Las Vegas is the most likely place in the United States for a business to fall victim to ransomware, according to a recent Malwarebytes report. The findings confirm what Las Vegas managed IT services providers have long suspected: when it comes to the threat of ransomware, Las Vegas businesses are the worst-hit targets in the United States.
Only 26% of companies attempting to execute a Bring Your Own Device strategy actually succeed, according to a VMware survey. One of the biggest mistakes many companies make is rolling out a company-wide BYOD policy too soon, without testing it first. Instead, cyber security companies in Las Vegas recommend following a multilayered strategy for success.
Next month, HIPAA cyber security best practices will be a hot topic in Las Vegas at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. One of the biggest questions likely to be asked is: what should you do in the event of a cyber attack?
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), your organization should follow this HIPAA cyber security checklist:
1. Execute your response and mitigation procedures.
At least 87% of companies expect employees to use their own personal devices in the workplace, according to a Syntonic study. But that brings up a crucial question: is your company legally required to compensate employees if they bring their own device into work?
Several states, including California and Massachusetts, have labor laws requiring employers to reimburse employees for the business use of personal devices.