ITRC

ITRC Breach Annual Report: Key Findings

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization “established to support victims of identity crime.” The recently released Data Breach Annual Report provides statistics and perspectives on cyberattacks. Here’s what organizations need to know: The overall number of data breaches rose a whopping 68 percent in 2021. There were 1,862 individual breaches last year, surpassing 2020’s …

SMB

One Size Does Not Fit All

How Small and Mid-Sized Businesses are Faring in the Cybersecurity Landscape When threat actors are on the prowl for lucrative plans, they search for many types of data. Some focus on bank details or credit card numbers, while others zero in on medical information or other personal details. But according to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), credentials—typically pairs …

cybersecurity

Get Involved in Cybersecurity Now

All Hands on Deck The average person is familiar with the idea of security systems at large organizations: key cards, security guards, and ID badges. Similarly, we have a grasp on some small-scale home security: motion-detecting lights, home cameras, and our physical locks and keys. What we haven’t come to terms with is that the digital landscape. It isn’t the …

Mid-Sized Firm Cybersecurity

Firm Cybersecurity: Professional Services Firms are Vulnerable Targets

What Can Professional Services Firms Do to Protect Themselves from Cybersecurity Threats? Cybercriminals are frequently targeting mid-sized, service-based businesses such as law firms, accounting firms, and financial services firms at unprecedented rates. While the news is full of stories of high-profile data breaches affecting the likes of Facebook, Google, Marriott, MyFitnessPal, and other prominent companies; this focus on large companies …