Blog

The Connecticut (CT) State Legislature has enacted major changes to CT Data Breach Notification Laws, effective October 1, 2021. These changes are a direct result of the worsening threat landscape, and it is safe to say that regulations will most likely continue to be enacted at both the state and federal levels.  

IBM Report: Data-Breach Costs Hit 17-Year High of $4.24M
Data-breach costs jumped nearly 10% from an average of $3.86 million to $4.24 million per incident over the past year. Read Article

U.S. Announces New 2nd Round Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners
The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday required owners and operators of critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement "urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions." Read Article

From January 2020 through May 2021, New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) regulated companies reported in excess of 70 Ransomware attacks ranging from costly shutdowns to disruptions in business operations. Successful Ransomware attacks continue to escalate in total numbers and overall severity, with no sector safe from an attack. Government agencies, companies, educational institutions, and nonprofits are all targets. 

Microsoft's Emergency Patch Fails to Fully Fix PrintNightmare RCE Vulnerability
The fix for the remote code execution exploit in the Windows Print Spooler service can be bypassed in certain scenarios.
Read Article

Approximately 66% of hacked organizations expressed uncertainty that they could ever fully recover. Getting hacked or falling prey to Ransomware is a big deal—for you, your business, your customers, and your employees!

CVS Health Faces Data Breach,1B Search Records Exposed
Over 1 billion search records were accidentally posted online in a CVS Health data breach in late March, as reported by an independent cybersecurity researcher. Read Article

Ransomware and hacking is a major problem and effective cyber security is the only way to safeguard your operations and assets. The risk of not taking care of business is losing your business.

If you've been reading the news at all lately, you know that cybersecurity is more important now than ever. After a series of devastating cyber issues, the entire economy was shaken.

Here's what you need to know. The past week has shown how fast attack capabilities can evolve. To follow are key timely events impacting Cyber Security that we here at JANUS Associates believe worthy of your note. For your convenience, we've compiled all articles here where they will also be archived for future reference.