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Layer 8 Security Supports National Cyber Security Awareness Month #CyberAware

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (“NCSAM”, #CyberAware), an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. We at Layer 8 Security highly endorse this program and are doing our part to get the message out. Each week, there will be a different focus: NCSAM 2016 Weekly Themes Week 1: October 3-7, 2016 – Every Day Steps Towards Online Safety with Stop.Think.Connect.™ Week 2: October 10-14, 2016 – Cyber from the Break [...]

2016-10-03T14:05:40-04:00By |Tags: , , |

Cast Study 3

In 1850, Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian doctor, revolutionized medicine with three words: wash your hands. Through observation, he discovered that good hygiene was inextricably linked to good health. Today, hand washing is widely accepted as one of the most important practices to prevent the spread of disease and the key to good health. The world is in the midst of another hygiene revolution; cyber hygiene. It is vital to fighting the disease that is cybercrime. According to the 2016 Norton Cybersecurity [...]

2017-06-22T20:19:37-04:00By |

Case Study 2

In 1850, Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian doctor, revolutionized medicine with three words: wash your hands. Through observation, he discovered that good hygiene was inextricably linked to good health. Today, hand washing is widely accepted as one of the most important practices to prevent the spread of disease and the key to good health. The world is in the midst of another hygiene revolution; cyber hygiene. It is vital to fighting the disease that is cybercrime. According to the 2016 Norton Cybersecurity [...]

2017-06-22T20:19:37-04:00By |

Protecting your Most Precious People: A Guide to Good Family Cybersecurity

In 1850, Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian doctor, revolutionized medicine with three words: wash your hands. Through observation, he discovered that good hygiene was inextricably linked to good health. Today, hand washing is widely accepted as one of the most important practices to prevent the spread of disease and the key to good health. The world is in the midst of another hygiene revolution; cyber hygiene. It is vital to fighting the disease that is cybercrime. According to the 2016 Norton Cybersecurity [...]

2017-06-22T20:19:37-04:00By |

Engaging Veterans in the Philadelphia Community – Layer 8 Security Executives Speak at Bunker Brews Event

PRESS RELEASE Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Layer 8 Security's Executive Director, Jeffrey Lipson, and Managing Director, Kevin Hyde were guest speakers at the Bunker Labs' "Bunker Brews" monthly meet up at the Curtis Building on September 28th. Jeffrey and Kevin were featured speakers in front of veterans, active duty military, business owners, and entrepreneurs from the Philadelphia area to share their journey from active duty, to balancing a career in the reserves, and finally discussing the type of partnership they formed to [...]

2016-09-30T14:04:51-04:00By |

Cyber Regulation is Here – First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions

This weekend, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that a new first-in-the-nation regulation has been proposed to protect New York State from the ever-growing threat of cyber attacks. "This regulation helps guarantee the financial services industry upholds its obligation to protect consumers and ensure that its systems are sufficiently constructed to prevent cyber attacks to the fullest extent possible" said Cuomo. The Regulation requires regulated financial institutions, including investment advisers and those in the financial industry to establish a cybersecurity program that [...]

Password Management is More Important Than You Think

Password Management is More Important Than You Think Personal Data Protection Series 3 of 6 Passwords Strong passwords keep apps and online services secure. Layer 8 Security wants our community to be safe with their personal information by playing it smart. Please pass this information along to co-workers, family and neighbors. These recommendations will benefit not only yourself but also your workplace. Passwords are a key component of keeping yourself protected from bad guys trying to steal your personally identifiable [...]

Most recent FTC ruling makes clear – All US Companies are required to implement and monitor an information security program

While HIPAA and PCI compliance are now part of our collective business vernacular, the majority of US companies still remain unaware of national information risk management standards. In specific industries, companies have accepted that they must fulfill the requirements of specific acts. From Critical Infrastructure to Healthcare, these fields now require cybersecurity as a function within their entities' risk management portfolios. Beyond, third-party vendors are required to sign Business Associate Agreements (BAA) that extend the scrutiny to an ever expanding [...]

The Role of Finance in Cybersecurity – Layer 8 Security Speaks at Treasury Summit in Boston

PRESS RELEASE Boston, Massachusetts - Layer 8 Security's Director of Security Service, Daniel Costantino, was a guest speaker at the Innovation Enterprise's Treasury Management Summit at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA on September 9th as part of the "Fraud & Cybersecurity - Treasury's Role" panel session. Treasury executives from CBS, Microsoft, TD Bank, Independence Blue Cross, and more from around the country gathered to learn cybersecurity strategy and risk management from the experts. Insights regarding emerging cybersecurity [...]

2016-09-14T13:21:09-04:00By |

Back to School

BACK TO SCHOOL Back-to-school time is exciting for kids and parents alike. There is much to think about and anticipate when embarking on a new year and a new adventure. One crucial task you should be sure to tackle is protecting your online security. The need for tablet, laptop, and smartphone security is just as important as getting the right school supplies. Many of us at Layer 8 Security have kids and understand how easy it is to get caught [...]