Imagine you get an enticing text message claiming that you’ve won a free vacation to the destination of your choice — all you have to do is click on the link you were sent. Clicking on the link causes you to play right into the hands of a cybercriminal seeking your sensitive information.
When the Obama administration rolled out its new Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) in February, the only thing surprising about it was the lack of anything surprising. While the plan mainly sticks to basic security principles, it’s a long-awaited first step in addressing the nation’s digital safety concerns. But, does the plan go far enough?
Ken Haffey, CPA, CVA, CGMA, was recently interviewed by the BWC blog to reflect on his time as a board member. Haffey has served as chair of the Audit Committee since 2007 and is the only licensed CPA on the board.
The new school year is coming, which can often mean new computers for you and your children. This can be an exciting time, but it can also go very bad if you don’t take the right precautionary steps up front.
There has never been a more crucial time to be cautious while on the Internet. Reports come in every day about the latest victims of phishing emails. It is of upmost importance that you and your business are aware of these scams, as they could end up stealing fortunes from your pockets or sometimes even worse – proprietary, confidential data.
Data breaches tend to be a result of malicious or criminal intent, human error and system glitches. According to InformationWeek’s 2014 Strategic Survey, “Managing the complexity of security” reclaimed the number one spot among 10 challenges facing the respondents, all from organizations with 100 or more employees. You may now be asking yourself, what can my company do to protect our data? Here are five key steps you can take: