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Healthcare Companies Stay Alert to Cyber-Attacks

Healthcare Companies Stay Alert to Cyber-Attacks

As the number of cyber-attacks has increased, companies in the healthcare industry are working to keep up with the dynamic cybersecurity landscape. But with an estimated 4.5 million records healthcare records exposed last year, the healthcare industry’s efforts are still no match for hackers. While building cybersecurity hygiene is a struggle that every industry is … Continued

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IoT Threat Advisory: CVE-2017-7577

IoT Threat Advisory: CVE-2017-7577

  IoT Threat Advisory: CVE-2017-7577 CVSSv2 Score: 5.0 – 10 (conditional) SecurityScorecard Research and Development Department August 9, 2017   Overview As of July 31, 2017, SecurityScorecard has identified 205,390 IoT devices on the public internet (IPv4) which are currently vulnerable to remote exploitation via CVE-2017-7577- a publicly known vulnerability that can allow hackers to … Continued

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SR 13- 19 Provides Guidance on Service Provider Risk Management

SR 13- 19 Provides Guidance on Service Provider Risk Management

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System’s most recent Supervisory Letter “Guidance on Managing Outsourcing Risk” (“Guidance”), released in December 5, 2013, distills the characteristics, governance, and operations required for a risk management program aimed at monitoring service providers of financial institutions. Specifically, the guidance lays on top of other regulatory guidance on … Continued

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IAPP Webinar Extended Q&A

IAPP Webinar Extended Q&A

For those of you who joined SecurityScorecard and our customer Allstate at the IAPP Webinar on Assuring Data Privacy and Security Compliance, we greatly appreciate the lively audience! We were happy to share some of our experiences in the information security space and even happier to hear the unique insights from Derek Morford and Adriana … Continued

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An Overview of PCI DSS 3.2: Part 2

An Overview of PCI DSS 3.2: Part 2

Earlier today we wrote about the first half of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)-  a set of requirements dedicated to helping secure credit card data. If you haven’t had a chance to read that yet, click here. This post is dedicated to providing on overview on the second half of PCI … Continued

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An Overview of PCI DSS 3.2: Part 1

An Overview of PCI DSS 3.2: Part 1

PCI compliance is a critical factor in the trustworthiness of your business when it comes to handling customers’ credit card information. While PCI compliance does not equal bulletproof security of credit card data, it does set a bar for companies who transmit, store, or process credit card data must meet. The Payment Card Industry Data … Continued

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Employee Spotlight: A Look Inside SecurityScorecard

Employee Spotlight: A Look Inside SecurityScorecard

Recently, SecurityScorecard had the honor of receiving the Business Intelligence Group’s Best Place to Work award and being named CRN’s 10 Coolest Startups of 2017. Both these awards reflect the truly talented, enthusiastic, and inspiring employees who work here. We thought we’d dedicate a blog post to some of the people who make SecurityScorecard a … Continued

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SecurityScorecard At Black Hat Event July 22-27

SecurityScorecard At Black Hat Event July 22-27

Black Hat is the world’s leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and trends. Black Hat USA 2017 kicks off with four days of technical Trainings (July 22-25) followed by the two-day main conference (July 26-27) featuring Briefings, Arsenal, Business Hall, and more. If you are one of the … Continued

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FAQs about GDPR

FAQs about GDPR

  On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, replacing the Data Protection Directive from 1995. This is the largest data protection legislation in the last 20 years. The new regulation addresses the export control of personal data of the European Union’s (EU) citizens and how businesses use this … Continued

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SecurityScorecard Wins Best Place to Work Award

SecurityScorecard Wins Best Place to Work Award

SecurityScorecard Wins Best Place to Work Award   We are thrilled to receive the Business Intelligence Group’s (BIG) Best Places to Work award. This award is a tribute to the enthusiasm of the employees who work at SecurityScorecard. It affirms some of our efforts to create a positive work environment and pushes us to look … Continued

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