February 26, 2019 | Corsica Technologies

South Carolina Insurance Data Security Act: A Guide to Compliance

Effective as of January 1, 2019, the South Carolina Insurance Data Security Act (the “Act”), (2017 S.C. Act No 171, R. 184, H. 4655), was signed into law on May 3, 2018 by Governor Henry McMaster.  This made South Carolina the first state in the nation to pass legislation modeled on the National Association of […]

February 15, 2019 | Corsica Technologies

GDPR Data Protection Guide

In a previous article, I reviewed several critical GDPR requirements.  In this article, I want to discuss the Data Protection mandate. Data Protection is Your Responsibility GDPR requires organizations to implement “appropriate” technical and organizational measures to protect data and detect data breaches.  Instead of defining acceptable security controls, GDPR uses this tricky term to […]

February 8, 2019 | Corsica Technologies

GDPR Information

GDPR 4 four little letters that spell BIG headaches for American companies that do business or partner with companies overseas.  It should be a serious concern for these organizations, and it doesn’t look like it is going away anytime soon.  If you need proof, just ask Google which was fined $57 million for breaching GDPR […]

February 8, 2019 | Corsica Technologies

6 Reasons Why Businesses Should Upgrade to Windows 10

In less than a year, January 14, 2020, four of Microsoft’s operating systems will be reaching their End of Life: Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange 2010, Windows SBS 2011, and most notably, Windows 7. Meaning, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, customer service, or even technical support for those products. They will still be […]

February 1, 2019 | Corsica Technologies

Security Service Providers: What Organizations Look For

According to an October 2018 cybersecurity report by FutureWatch, organizations have made their needs clear about what they need from security providers. Technical Capabilities According to the research, 63% of organizations consider technical ability the most important attribute of a security provider.  For those of us in the security industry, ability is critical because it […]

January 23, 2019 | Corsica Technologies

HIPAA at a Glance

HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a set of practices that govern the privacy of individual health records. You may have heard of data sets that would be covered under HIPAA such as Personally Identifiable Information, Electronic Protected Health Information, or Protected Health Information (PII, ePHI, and PHI). How does HIPAA […]

January 15, 2019 | Corsica Technologies

Your Cyber Risk Doubled in 2018

In a recent SANS Survey of IT Professionals who voiced concerns about endpoint security, several alarming patterns emerged, all pointing to continued escalation of risk to organizations of every size. Devices Everywhere Organizations are increasingly deploying a greater number and wider variety of connected devices.  This list includes:  desktop computers, employer-owned laptops, network devices and […]

December 10, 2018 | Corsica Technologies

Unpatched Vulnerabilities: Why Most Businesses Can Be Easily Hacked

Over 70% of businesses will leave holes in their defenses for over a month, will you do the same? According to recent research, most businesses will not patch critical security breaches, even after 3 full months. When these openings are left undefended, all of a business’s personal information, financial records, and data can be stolen. […]

December 3, 2018 | Corsica Technologies

Dark Matters: Discussing Dark Web Scans

Let us start by saying that the Dark Web can be a dangerous place for the inexperienced user. Drugs, illegal software, murder for hire, hacked user accounts and other illicit services are just a few of the things found there. As a business owner, you should also be concerned about where your data is at […]

November 21, 2018 | Corsica Technologies

8 Tips To Stay Safe While Holiday Shopping Online

Tis the Season… Many of us will be purchasing holiday gifts online this year. Before you make any online purchases, please consider the following tips for safe online shopping from the National Cyber Security Alliance: 1 – Keep a Clean Machine All the devices you use for shopping – including smartphones and tablets – should […]