"cyber security" Archives

  1. NEWS BRIEF: Equifax to Compensate Victims of Data Breach

    The Background In 2017, Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, was the victim of a massive cyber attack—an attack that compromised the personal information of approximately 147 million people. On July 22, 2019, the company agreed to pay at least $575 million—and up to $700 million—as part of a […]

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  2. Cloud Computing: Opportunities and Risks in the New IT Landscape

    by talessandra

    Cloud computing is transforming the IT landscape. It eliminates the need for businesses to invest in standalone servers and software that are capital intensive but not in use a majority of the time. It reduces overhead costs, such as management, IT personnel, data storage, bandwidth and power. And it can stretch or shrink to meet […]

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  3. A ‘Cybersecurity Bill of Rights’ for Insurance Consumers

    by talessandra

    The 2015 calendar year has seen more than its share of crippling data breaches. But the most reported and discussed are only a few of the epic and ever-growing number of breaches occurring each year. Some prime examples include the theft of: background checks of 22 million federal employees from the Office of Personal Management; […]

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  4. Top 5 Questions Businesses Should Be Asking about Cyber Liability

    by talessandra

    Cyber attacks are growing increasingly prevalent and menacing throughout California and across the country. Businesses of all shapes and sizes have proven susceptible, and massive quantities of data have been compromised. And while there are a number of steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood that cyber attackers will be successful in penetrating […]

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