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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

Houston Cybersecurity Event: Corporate Governance and Risk Management Breakfast

Nearly every day, hackers are breaking into company networks to damage, steal, and release sensitive data, potentially putting your company and your customers at risk. If you’re a business leader or IT professional, it’s critical that you stay informed on how best to approach cybersecurity in your organization.

That’s why we recommend Cybersecurity: Corporate Governance and […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The big phish: Don’t get hooked by ransomware or B.E.C.

For as long as the internet has been a primary mode of doing business, cyber criminals have used phishing scams to steal money and information from consumers and businesses. But recently, cyber thieves have innovated new variations on traditional phishing scams such as ransomware and business email compromise.

What is phishing?

Phishing scams occur when criminals pose […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Six ways to prevent or limit the impact of a cyberattack

Cybersecurity threats happen – and often. It’s gotten to the point that we can read a story every day about shady characters hacking into company information.

In fact, it’s been reported that LinkedIn is a recent target. More than 100 million people are reportedly in danger of having their login information exploited. Hackers have even found […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Highlights from The Future of Leadership Luncheon

This is the first of a two-year term in which I’ll serve as the Chairman of the Board for the Center for Houston’s Future (CHF), a think tank of diverse business and civic leaders working together to solve problems in our region. Together, we face challenges in healthcare, education, arts and culture, public safety, natural […]

By |April 21st, 2016|Breaking News, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|0 Comments