EyeMed Vision Care, LLC, was the victim of a hacking incident in 2020 that compromised the personal information of 2.1 million consumers, including their names, addresses, Social Security numbers, member numbers of health and vision insurance accounts, diagnoses, and treatment information. According to the New York Attorney General’s office, 98,632 of those individuals were state

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in tandem with the FBI and National Security Agency, issued a Cybersecurity Advisory on January 22, 2022, to warn organizations, and especially critical infrastructure operators, to be on heightened alert that Russian state-sponsored cyber operations may again use the tensions with the U.S. to attack U.S. companies.

The

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “bug bounty” program on December 14, 2021,  called “Hack DHS.” Yes, you read that right. DHS is actually going to invite select cybersecurity “hackers” to try to hack into its systems. DHS created the program to “identify potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities within certain DHS systems and increase the

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently issued guidance on protecting the security of organizations’ social media accounts to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to those accounts.

The guidance, entitled The Capacity Enhancement Guide (CEG): Social Media Account Protection, provides tips for organizations to protect social media accounts from malicious cyber actors. CISA

A new report issued by Sophos, The State of Ransomware in Education 2021, found that the education sector as a whole experienced a higher level of ransomware attacks than any other industry in 2021.

Sophos interviewed 499 IT “decision makers” in 30 countries in January and February of 2021.

The findings in the education

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Final Rule on October 27, 2021, amending the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, known as “the Safeguards Rule,” under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which is applicable to a broad range of non-banking financial institutions. The FTC approved the Amendment by a vote of 3-2. The FTC’s press release states

Trucking company Forward Air revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it suffered a ransomware attack in December 2020 (reportedly by Hades), which caused business disruption as it was forced to “suspend its electronic data interfaces with its customers.” The attack also inhibited its ability to release freight for transport.

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