Category: Security

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin: Why Should I Care?

 |   |  Security, Technology

You’ve probably seen a lot of words beginning with “crypto” in the news lately, and chances are you’ve heard of bitcoin – no matter where you work or what you do. Whether it was an ad on a website, or an article in a financial publication, cryptocurrencies have been getting a lot of press lately. We asked one of our security experts what you need to know about these currencies if you’re not familiar with them. 

Read More >

Why Are Attackers Targeting O365? It’s Where the “Money” Is.

 |   |  Security

We are seeing a huge spike in phishing attacks against Office 365 users. Why O365? Simple, it’s where the users are now. In 2017, Microsoft reported that their monthly active user count surpassed 100 million users. In the words of Maverick (from Top Gun), “that’s what I call a target rich environment.”

Read More >

Meltdown & Spectre: Part 3

Meltdown & Spectre: Part Three

 |   |  Security

At ADNET, we have been using our own environment as a test prior to rolling it out to clients. So far, we can happily report that there don’t appear to be any major performance impacts caused by the patches. However, we have been cautious in our approach and believe that testing is key with patching systems and installing the updates.

Read More >

Meltdown & Spectre: Part Two

Meltdown & Spectre: Part Two

 |   |  Security

Now that a week has passed and more factual information has come to light, we wanted to provide an update on the vulnerability along with recommendations for remediation.

Read More >

Checklist

Corporate Security Checklist

 |   |  Business & Strategy, Security

In this day and age, cybersecurity is everyone’s job. That said, I recognize that with news of a new breach or hack reaching the mainstream media almost every day, it can be daunting trying to protect yourself – never mind your entire organization.

Read More >

New York Wall Street Sign

We Can All Learn From NYDFS Mandatory Cyber Security Regulations

 |   |  Security

On March 1st of this year, New York became the first state to enact state-mandated cyber security guidelines for companies regulated by the state Department of Financial Services. These guidelines include 23 sections discussing specific technical safeguards financial institutions must have in place, such as data encryption, multi-factor authentication, security training for employees, appointment of a chief information security officer,

Read More >

Black and White Dartboard with Darts

Negligence and Misconduct: The State of Cybersecurity Breaches

 |   |  Security

Not a day goes by that I do not see another security breach or system flaw being released. On Thursday, September 7, Equifax announced a major data breach affecting records for as many as 143 million American consumers. Nearly half the U.S. population may have had their Social Security numbers, drivers license numbers, birth dates, addresses and other sensitive information

Read More >