Ransomware, WannaCry and the Problem of Legacy Systems

The use of ransomware can be traced back to 1989, with the last peak in attacks recorded in 2013, until this past week.  WannaCry has impacted people, companies and governments in more than 150 countries and proven that the ease of deployment plays a role in the rash of security breaches. At PatchAdvisor, we advise […]

May 23, 2017

Healthcare as a Target of Opportunity

Generally speaking, most patients will tell you that there should be more security associated with their personal healthcare data, and they are absolutely right to worry.  Recent data from Modern Healthcare indicates that healthcare is steadily becoming one of the highest-risk areas for cyberattacks— with the Department of Health & Human Services reporting 106 hacking […]

April 4, 2017

PatchAdvisor Goes to the Hill!

In the spirit of Mr. Smith, I recently went to Washington and met with our nations lawmakers to discuss the importance of growing our nation’s IT Workforce and, in particular, the Cyber Security sector.  I was afforded this opportunity as a result of participating in an annual “Fly-In” hosted by CompTIA from 2/14/17 – 2/15/17.  The […]

March 2, 2017

PatchAdvisor Partners With Netgate to Offer Internet Presence Vulnerability Assessments

Netgate has partnered with PatchAdvisor to offer the Internet Presence Vulnerability Assessment (IPVA) to Netgate customers wanting to ensure their network is safe from the evolving threats of the 21st century. The IPVA is a quick and inexpensive way to determine the security posture of your organization’s Internet-facing hosts. Every node on the Internet is […]

March 1, 2017

Banks Shuffle Toward Formal Vulnerability Assessment and Security Awareness Training to Fulfill on Security Leadership Best Practices

The loss of brand reputation over data breaches due to lack of risk management strategies looms as a major issue for many banking executives, according to a 2017 Ponemon Institute Study.  But, the industry remains unclear as to just what security leadership should look like.  About half have not put any budget dollars to security […]

February 28, 2017

PatchAdvisor Welcomes you to Our Blog!

2017 Will be a Focus Year for Security & Risk Assessment In 2017, we start the year with much controversy in the security industry, particularly questions surrounding international hacking of our federal systems in the US, as well as private, large scale intrusions into medical records, bank accounts, and many other personal identifiable information breaches.  […]

February 6, 2017