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FISSEA Conference 2016 – The Quest for the Un-hackable Human: The Power of Cybersecurity Awareness and Training

Two weeks ago, our Managing Director, Kevin Hyde, and I attended the Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA) annual conference at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD. The theme for this year's conference was "The Quest for the Un-hackable Human: The Power of Cybersecurity Awareness and Training". Here are some of my thoughts from [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:40+00:00March 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on FISSEA Conference 2016 – The Quest for the Un-hackable Human: The Power of Cybersecurity Awareness and Training

How much does a cyber breach cost?

How much does a data breach actually cost? IBM sponsored the Ponemon Institute to research (the report can be viewed at http://www-03.ibm.com/security/data-breach) and answer the question "What is the cost of a cyber breach in 2015?" The research encompassed over 350 organizations across 11 countries. The question is a complex one, with many interconnected factors [...]

By |2016-03-14T18:10:14+00:00March 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How much does a cyber breach cost?

Layer 8 Security in the News – Spear-phishing Attack on Local Health System

One of the Delaware Valley's largest healthcare systems was reported to be a victim of a spear phishing attack, leading to a compromise of employees' personal information. Identifying a spear phishing email can be difficult; however, there are some things to look for that can signifies a 'bad' email. Daniel Costantino, Layer 8 Security's lead cybersecurity [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:40+00:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Layer 8 Security in the News – Spear-phishing Attack on Local Health System

Phishing Alert – Phishing Scheme Concerning Payroll and HR Professionals Involving W-2s

Layer 8 Security has an on-going relationship with local and federal law enforcement. We receive intelligence and bulletins from the FBI and other sources on a monthly basis. In some cases, dissemination is limited; however, in this case a wide dissemination is allowed. We are glad to send this alert to keep you and your [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:40+00:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Phishing Alert – Phishing Scheme Concerning Payroll and HR Professionals Involving W-2s

Layer 8 Security in the News – Who can see our text messages?

In light of the recent security concerns relating to the FBI's request for Apple to create a backdoor to an iPhone used in the San Bernardino attack, Jeffrey Lipson, Layer 8 Security's Executive Director, was asked by CBS Philly to offer his insights about mobile messaging privacy. The focus of the interview, as part of CBS Philly's Good [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:40+00:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Layer 8 Security in the News – Who can see our text messages?

Main Line Health Victim of Spear Phishing Attack

Main Line Health was reported to be the latest victim of a spear phishing attack that resulted in the exposure of its employees’ personal information. On February 16th, a Main Line Health employee received an email that appeared to be from a sender they recognized. This is what prompted the response that led to the current [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:40+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Main Line Health Victim of Spear Phishing Attack