Why Senior Living is a Prime Target for Hackers

Just two months into the year and 2015 has already been labeled “The Year of the Healthcare Hack” by cybersecurity experts and national media. But while a massive data breach has yet to target senior living, the industry—like its broader health care peers—is far from hack-proof.

It doesn’t matter if a company operates five communities or more than 100 communities. A lack of industry-wide best practices, along with the growing sophistication of cyber threats in an increasingly digital world, puts a target on the back of any company that collects and stores sensitive data….


Analysts warn airplane communications systems vulnerable to hacking

Commercial and even military planes have an Achilles heel that could leave them vulnerable to hackers on the ground, who experts say could conceivably commandeer cockpits and create chaos in the skies.

For now, terrorist groups are believed to lack the sophistication to bring down a plane remotely, but it is their limitations, and not aviation safeguards, that are keeping the flying public safe….


Own a Business? 5 Surprising Things You Need to Know About Cyber-Liability Insurance

Target, Sony, Premera: It seems almost every week we hear the news of yet another large company that’s been hit with a data security breach and the inevitable flood of lawsuits that follows.

If you’re a small business owner, incidents like these might make you wonder: What would you do if something like this happened in your company? How could you protect yourself? Do you need cyber-liability insurance?


Healthcare – The New Cybercrime Target

In today’s Cybercrime black market, protected healthcare data has become even more valuable than credit card information. Hackers are increasing in sophistication and gaining access to unencrypted data – costing health organizations millions and destroying reputations.

Don’t become tomorrow’s headline; learn how to effectively secure your data….


Politics intrudes as cybersecurity firms hunt foreign spies

The $71 billion (47.56 billion pounds) cybersecurity industry is fragmenting along geopolitical lines as firms chase after government contracts, share information with spy agencies, and market themselves as protectors against attacks by other nations.

Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has become a leading authority on American computer espionage campaigns, but sources within the company say it has hesitated at least twice before exposing hacking activities attributed to mother Russia.

Meanwhile, U.S. cybersecurity firms CrowdStrike Inc and FireEye Inc have won fame by uncovering sophisticated spying by Russia and China – but have yet to point a finger at any American espionage….