The Stock Market Doesn’t React Well to Data Breaches
The latest data from UK-based research firm, Comparitech, shows that organizations who suffer a data breach continue to suffer in the stock market well after. After a data breach, there are many costs incurred by organizations attempting to clean up the mess. Investigations, communications, public relations, legal fees, and customer notifications are just some of… (0 comment)

Cybersecurity Remains a Top Priority During M&A Diligence
M&A is no longer just about revenue, assets, and intellectual property; many organizations are increasingly worried about cybersecurity posture and risk, requiring appropriate diligence. When organizations merge with or acquire another company, it’s also taking on the cybersecurity posture (good or bad) of that company. In some cases, organizations within an industry filled with regulations… (0 comment)

Homeland Security Warning About Phishing As A Threat to 2020 Elections
The US Department of Homeland Security is warning state election officials that phishing attacks are one of the greatest threats to watch out for as the 2020 elections approach. Fifth Domain reports that Geoff Hale, director of the DHS’ Election Security Initiative, told a gathering of secretaries of state last week that phishing is what… (0 comment)

Why litigation holds are not a viable alternative to backups
Microsoft does not provide backup and recovery tools for its Office 365 services and has no plans to include them in the future. Some organizations use litigation holds as a substitute for email data protection, but this method doesn’t meet all the requirements that are expected of a backup solution. A litigation hold placed on… (0 comment)