Author: Josh Cigna

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Energy infrastructure security: Key takeaways from modern day cyberattacks

Energy grids have long been a target of cyber criminals looking to disrupt critical infrastructures and attacks across this sector have become commonplace across the globe.  The 2021 cyberattack in the U.S. on the Colonial Pipeline showed that password compromises can impact both IT and OT systems and that disruptions to these systems have far

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Retailers and hoteliers: pay attention to Requirement 12 of PCI DSS v4.0

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published version 4.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) at the end of March, kickstarting the transition from PCI DSS v3.2.1, which will be retired on March 31, 2024. Some new requirements may not take full effect until 2025, but that’s no reason to put them off.

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Why banks need to act now or risk non-compliance with new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) guidance

If the gauntlet hadn’t been thrown before to protect financial and banking customers’ data, it’s definitely lying on the floor now. The recent circular bulletin from the CFPB makes it clear that financial institutions can’t slow-walk any security upgrades: “Inadequate security for the sensitive consumer information collected, processed, maintained, or stored by the company can

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Shopping for cyber insurance? Six questions to ask before you call the insurer

The cyberthreat landscape has always been worrisome, but today there are many more CISOs noticing new gray hairs in the mirror given an anticipated uptick in cyber attacks from nation states and other bad actors. Ransomware attacks and other forms of account compromise continue to grace the news every month with  malicious actors – state-sponsored