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Cybercriminals target remote workers during pandemic

April 1, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the current cybercrime landscape is focused on businesses of all sizes as more and more employees are working from home per government protocols to contain, control and remedy the virus. Cybercriminals are actively phishing, and vishing and smishing, too, and the hyper risk presented right now to small businesses — such as some security manufacturers, integrators and consultants — as they are the entities that cannot afford to purchase...

COVID-19, Cyber Risk, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Scott Watnik, small businesses


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Cybersecurity

Putting the SHIELD Act and CCPA into perspective

January 29, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—On Jan. 1, two new statutes — the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act), a consumer privacy statute, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a cyber-breach notification statute — went into effect, changing the way some security professionals do business.“While the CCPA is regarded as the most comprehensive consumer privacy statute passed in the nation to date, the SHIELD Act is generally regarded as the nation's strictest...

California Consumer Privacy Act, CCPA, Cybersecurity, Data privacy, privacy, Scott Talbott, Scott Watnik, SHIELD Act


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