data security

16 States Reviewing Data Privacy Regulations

16 States Reviewing Data Privacy Regulations WHAT HAPPENED? State data privacy regulations are continuously evolving to catch up with the ever-increasing risks to consumers on the web. In recent months, 16 states introduced or continued processing laws that, if passed, will protect consumer data and hold companies accountable for [...]

2021-07-15T11:47:51-05:00 July 15th, 2021|Flash Reports, News|

Cisco ASA & Firepower Threat Defense Vulnerability Exploited

Cisco ASA & Firepower Threat Defense Vulnerability Exploited WHAT HAPPENED? On June 24, 2021, a cybersecurity firm published a Proof of Concept (PoC) exploit on Cisco's Adaptive Security Appliance, showing security weaknesses in the software. While PoC’s are intended for information sharing and not for harm, the published vulnerability [...]

2021-06-29T13:06:42-05:00 June 29th, 2021|Flash Reports, News|

Phishing Warning: Virginia State Corporation Commission Issues Alert

Phishing Warning: Virginia State Corporation Commission Issues Alert WHAT HAPPENED? On June 24, 2021, the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Division of Securities and Retail Franchising (the Division) issued an alert to registered investment advisers of an ongoing phishing campaign whereby the attackers claim to be from the Division.Like most phishing attempts, [...]

2021-06-25T14:42:10-05:00 June 25th, 2021|Flash Reports, News|

Lessons from the SolarWinds Breach to Enhance Your Cybersecurity and Vendor Management Programs

Lessons from the SolarWinds Breach to Enhance Your Cybersecurity and Vendor Management Programs WHAT HAPPENED? Remediation efforts have been underway for nearly two months following the burgeoning SolarWinds attack. Initial findings indicated that the breach affected an estimated 1,800 companies, including major cybersecurity vendors like Mimecast and Qualys. While [...]

2021-02-05T11:24:28-05:00 February 5th, 2021|Flash Reports|

SonicWall Issues and Retracts Alert of Hackers Exploiting Zero-Day Vulnerability Within SonicWall VPN

SonicWall Issues and Retracts Alert of Hackers Exploiting Zero-Day Vulnerability Within SonicWall VPN SonicWall, a company providing firewalls and other cybersecurity solutions, issued an alert indicating that it had found a probable zero-day vulnerability with its SMA 100 series products on Jan. 22, 2021. A zero-day vulnerability is a software [...]

2021-01-26T11:18:04-05:00 January 26th, 2021|Flash Reports, News|

Scam Risks in 2021 and How To Avoid Them

Scam Risks In 2021 and How to Avoid Them Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated and continue to find new ways to compromise both individuals’ and firms’ data security. Phishing attacks often use current events or crises to entice users to click infected links, download malicious programs or documents, or provide [...]

2020-12-28T16:30:12-05:00 December 28th, 2020|Flash Reports, News|

How to Identify and Avoid Vishing and Smishing Attacks

How to Identify and Avoid Vishing and Smishing Attacks WHAT HAPPENED? You likely have heard of phishing attacks, a type of social engineering scheme that tricks victims into clicking email links infected with malware, or into giving sensitive information to cybercriminals posing as a credible contact. Sophisticated attackers use [...]

2020-09-17T09:55:09-05:00 September 17th, 2020|Flash Reports, News|