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Hacking into your organization might be this easy

Part three of a three-part series on system access assessments

Even with cybersecurity as a hot topic in recent years, hacking into your system might still be embarrassingly easy. How easy, you ask?

This easy: Within minutes, an auditor we know was able to log into a coffee company’s huge IBM system.

He discovered the security problem while […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Three Things to Add to Your Tax Filing Checklist

There’s more to think about this tax season than simply filing by April 18. Just ask the CEO of Sunrun.

Earlier this year, a hacker posed as the head of the residential solar company to request W-2 tax form data from the payroll department. And since it was nearing tax season, it seemed legitimate. Sensitive data […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Silent Accomplice in Your Office Environment

Part two of a three-part series on system access assessments

You probably hear all the time about the increasing sophistication of cyber attackers. But did you know that a whopping 85 percent of attacks are preventable? That’s what the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team estimated in a 2015 report.

The truth is that most cyber dangers […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disgruntled versus happy employees: Why they both pose cyber risks

Part one of a three-part series on system access assessments

It’s probably the worst nightmare of any employer: When a former employee with a grudge hacks your company.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Homeland Security Department, this kind of revenge is on the rise. “Companies victimized by current or former employees incur costs ‘from […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A surprising Super Bowl victory for adults with developmental disabilities

If you’re a fan of American football, then you know that the Atlanta Falcons had a surprisingly victorious season. You also probably know where you’ll be watching them face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI this Sunday in Houston, Texas.

But there will be another exciting team victory at NRG Stadium this Sunday – […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The most dangerous myth about cybercrime

“It won’t happen to me.”

When it comes to cybercrime, this is the most common myth. It’s also the most dangerous myth.

That’s because the evidence tells us otherwise. Statistical research says that at least 18 people are victims of cybercrime per second. That means that in the time it takes you to read this article, about […]

By |January 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Election Hacking Should Matter to Every Business Leader

It’s everywhere in the news: Russia has been blamed for meddling with the 2016 American presidential election.

Reactions are all over the place too. Trump calls the accusation “ridiculous.” Cyber experts say direct hacking of voting booths is “unlikely.” They point out the decentralized design in which booths aren’t connected to the Internet or each even […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The 2016 Holiday Must-Have List

We all know the universal rule of thumb for gift-giving: “It’s the thought that counts.”

But I think kids everywhere would agree there’s also a universal gift-giving faux pas. It’s when a child rips open a gift and squeals in delight to find a shiny new toy all for him – only to discover batteries […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Once More into the Breach

 

You may have heard the big news. It was announced in September that 500 million Yahoo accounts had been hacked, resulting in one of the most catastrophic data breaches in U.S. history.

 

What was compromised?

 

Yahoo’s statement on the hack indicated that the stolen information includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and even the answers […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Highlights from Congressman Michael McCaul’s Speech: Corporate Governance and Risk Management

On October 26, 2016, the Greater Houston Partnership proudly hosted a “Cybersecurity: Corporate Governance and Risk Management” breakfast at Partnership Tower in downtown Houston. Thanks to all of our participants, the event was a great success.

One highlight of the gathering was the address given by Michael McCaul, a U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the House Homeland […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments