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Carrots and Sticks – Incentivized Cybersecurity Measures

The Economist argues that, "Incentives need to change for firms to take cybersecurity more seriously." http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21712138-software-developers-and-computer-makers-do-not-necessarily-suffer-when-their-products-go Businesses need both carrot and stick with regard to cybersecurity measures. Yes, legislation will force companies to do the bare minimum; but leaders need to see the upside of creating a thorough cyber risk management program which will make sharing [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00December 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Carrots and Sticks – Incentivized Cybersecurity Measures

Layer 8 Security in the News – Modern health IT systems and apps offer Christmas gifts to the hacker

Layer 8 Security's Managing Director, Kevin Hyde, was the featured expert offering his insights in Modern Healthcare's article on the recent Quest Diagnostics breach and its relevancy to HIPAA compliance and to organizations in the marketplace. "“The patients themselves are not typically the threat," said Kevin Hyde, managing director of consulting firm Layer 8 Security. "The [...]

By |2016-12-15T15:52:15+00:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Layer 8 Security in the News – Modern health IT systems and apps offer Christmas gifts to the hacker

Layer 8 Security in the News – Data Breach of Local Clinical Lab Company

A clinical lab company located in New Jersey was reported victim of a data breach leading to the compromise of approximately 34,000 patients' health records. Layer 8 Security's Managing Director, Kevin Hyde, was interviewed by NBC 10 Philadelphia to give his insights on this particular attack. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Data-Breach-Exposes-Health-Records-of-34K_Philadelphia-406159636.html Understanding the threats and vulnerabilities facing the business [...]

By |2016-12-13T18:02:13+00:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Layer 8 Security in the News – Data Breach of Local Clinical Lab Company