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Protecting Executives in Cyberspace

We understand the importance of protecting our physical environments. When I drove to work this morning, I glanced into my rearview mirror to ensure I had closed my garage door. We lock the doors to our homes and the doors to our cars with thoughtless repetition because we understand the importance of keeping our homes […]

Getting Your Shields Up: Recommendations for Protecting Your Organization in a Heightened Cyber Threat Environment

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently began a ” Shields Up program.” The program was developed in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the increased risk to American organizations due to a potential escalation of Russian aggression in cyberspace. It is designed to give organizations recommendations to improve their internal cybersecurity and […]

Navigating a Changing Cybersecurity Insurance Landscape

So, you’re in the market for cybersecurity insurance? Well, not unlike currently being in the market for a used car, you are going to find your options to be less enticing and more expensive than in the past. You will likely find it much harder to drive off the lot happy with your purchase.  Estimates […]

How TriCorps Employees Can Protect Themselves Online

Most cybersecurity breaches do not come from vulnerabilities in the network, they come from employees who make a mistake. TriCorps’ employees are on the front lines of keeping the company safe from a cyber breach. That is why it is critical for you to learn what a cyberattack looks like and take steps to protect yourself […]

I Was Breached. It Was My Vendor’s Fault. What Now?

Leaders and IT departments worldwide are still working to recover from arguably one of the most prolific cyberattacks ever. If you use Microsoft Exchange Server, you were undoubtedly impacted by the hack, and if you were, you were not alone. The Wall Street Journal reported that the number of customers affected by the attack could reach upwards […]

The Rise of Synthetic Content and The Future of Social Engineering

Recently, a bot was discovered posting comments on Reddit, interacting with human commentators, and it took a full week for it to be unmasked.   GPT-3 is a language model designed by OpenAI that writes text strikingly similar to humans. The model has been used to write an editorial for The Guardian and a blog that reached the number one spot on Hacker News. This on top of its dive […]

When Social Media Superpowers Fall into the Wrong Hands – Examining the July Twitter Hack

Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Apple, and Uber: They are all household names, combined they have over 200 million followers on Twitter, and all on one day, each had their Twitter accounts compromised.  On Wednesday, July 15th, high-profile Twitter accounts began posting similarly worded tweets asking followers to hand over […]

Ways To Protect Data While Employees Work Remotely

As organizations encourage their employees to work remotely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they may be taking on additional or unknown cyber risks as well. The most experienced hackers know how to take advantage of national incidents to conduct very effective phishing and social engineering campaigns. Allowing employees to access sensitive corporate data from […]

Cybersecurity Insurance, Why You Need It and What You Need to Know Before You Get It

$3.92 million. That’s the cost of an average data breach in 2019, according to IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach Study. For small businesses, those with less than 500 employees, the cost of successful cyberattack is particularly chilling. For these types of organizations, a breach can cost more than $2.5 million on average. So, for any leader who believes his or her organization is too small to be […]

Think Before You Send

The father of a Catholic parish in Ohio recently had to explain to his parishioners how his church had lost $1.75 million. In a letter to his flock, Father Bob Stec explained what had occurred, how overnight, nearly $2 million had disappeared from their coffers.   The church had been undergoing renovations and working with a construction company. The church wired […]