Tag: Employees

Employees Ignore Security Policies At Alarming Rate Says New Study

holstonit | November 18, 2016

No matter how good, expensive or robust your security system is, your employees are always the weakest link. In fact, in some cases, your own policies might be pushing them to “rational noncompliance,” a situation in which your employees break…


Internal Breaches On The Rise For Many Companies

holstonit | September 9, 2016

In some important ways, the media has a tendency to distort the reality where hacking and data breaches are concerned. The stories that tend to make the headlines are the external breaches that see hackers making off with tens of…


Sage Is Latest Company To Report Internal Data Breach

holstonit | September 5, 2016

Sage, LLC, a British company providing business software solutions for clients around the world, was the latest victim of a data breach. This one, however, came from inside the company itself. This is an increasingly common problem, though not as…


HIPAA Violations Are Turning Into Prison Sentences For Some

holstonit | August 25, 2016

The unfortunate reality is that most instances of hacking occur from within a company itself. It’s true that the high profile cases that make the news are successful breaches from outside the company, but the statistics bear out the fact…


Frequent Password Changes May Compromise Security

holstonit | August 18, 2016

By now, it’s a familiar story. Conventional wisdom holds that you want to use a different password on every site or service you log into and that you want to change your passwords regularly, in order to maximize security. What…


Create An Email Policy For Your Employees To Protect Your Business

holstonit | August 11, 2016

Does your company currently have a formal email policy? If you don’t, you need one, and sooner, rather than later. As the first “killer app” in the world of computing, email is, to this day, one of the most widely…


Hackers Are Using Netflix Price Raise To Steal Information

holstonit | August 6, 2016

Video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, and others are becoming so ubiquitous that they’re a fixture in everyday life for tens of millions of people. Unfortunately, hackers have proven incredibly adept at taking well known, popular trends…


Would Your Company Fail A Web Security Test?

holstonit | July 26, 2016

How solid is your firm’s web security? According to recent findings by the penetration expert Ilia Kolochenko, probably not very good. Kolochenko should know. He is the CEO of High-Tech Bridge, and he and his research team have just finished…


Employee Connected Devices Could Put Network At Risk

holstonit | July 9, 2016

Security company ForeScout has some disturbing new statistics about the state of digital corporate security. According to their research, 85% of IT professionals surveyed said they lacked confidence in their ability to spot a new device, imported by a user…


FBI Warning Businesses About Scam

holstonit | July 7, 2016

The FBI has issued an official warning of a new scam the hackers are using, and it’s costing business big bucks. According to the FBI, BEC (Business Email Compromise) has already cost the business community more than three billion dollars,…