ProCircular Information Security Experts Corner

5 Cybersecurity Challenges Unique to Community Colleges – and How to Solve Them

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Apr 20, 2018 9:27:00 AM

Community colleges face some pretty unique challenges when it comes to cybersecurity.

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Topics: hacking, Data Breach, Data Security, vulerability assessment, Cybersecurity, community colleges

Diagnosing the Cybersecurity Bug

Posted by Solomon Smith on Apr 24, 2017 3:06:59 PM

Industry Trends

Cybersecurity in the healthcare field has gone through a lot changes the past few years. In 2016 there was a significant jump in the total number of healthcare specific cybercrimes.  According to SecurityIntelligence there was a 71% increase of confirmed data breaches in the healthcare sector from 2015 to 2016.  Drilling down on that increase revealed that most of the jump was from external (aka "hacking" or ransomware or malware") followed by internal non-malicious (aka accidents from insiders).  Trends are showing that cybercriminals have found more value in healthcare data and the potential for long term use is much higher because it is more difficult to change an individual’s "health data".  Another eye-opener is that the type of healthcare entities affected is not limited to hospitals.  Business associates, specialized care providers and healthcare plan have all been targets for cyber crime.  Oncology, anesthesiology, orthopedic, and radiology are a few of the specific entities that were in the top 10 largest healthcare breaches of 2016.  This data tells us that cybercriminals will target or find data outside of the large medical providers and may even be targeting the organizations that have lagged behind in implementing security controls.  

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Topics: Cybersecurity, healthcare, HIPAA, Data Security, Information Security, Network Security

Securing Your Home Network

Posted by Bryan Prather-Huff on Jan 10, 2017 7:58:17 AM

As strong as the weakest link

You probably know that having network security in the workplace is important, but what about your home? Most people use their home internet connection for everything from finance to important personal correspondence, all of which should be secured to the individual. In this blog post we will explore some simple tricks that will help you make your home network more difficult for intruders to access.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Security, consumer security

Personal Privacy in the Wake of Reoccurring Data Breaches

Posted by Kyle Den Hartog on Dec 23, 2016 7:45:00 AM

It seems like every other week there is a new data breach in the news. Some notable incursions of 2016 were LinkedIn, Yahoo, and a new one as of December 5th, DailyMotion (a video hosting service).

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Topics: Data Breach, Data Security, Personal Privacy, Personal Data Protection

The Significance of Data Ownership and Classification

Posted by Solomon Smith on Dec 20, 2016 7:32:00 AM

The Significance of Data Ownership and Classification

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Topics: Data Ownership, Data Classification, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Data Protection, Data Retention, Data Security