Thought Leadership

Network Segmentation and PCI Compliance

By: David Mundhenk and Ben Rothke It was in the early days of PCI when we wrote Lightening the PCI Load: Solutions to Reduce PCI Scope. PCI compliance scoping was then, and still is, an intensively debated topic, even among PCI Qualified Security Assessors (QSA). The spirit and intent of that article and our follow-up piece in End-to-End Encryption: The... Read More
May 26, 2017

WannaCry Fact Sheet

Herjavec Group published its first threat advisory on the WannaCry attack on Friday May 12th. In response to WannaCry, Herjavec Group’s Security Operations Centers immediately heightened awareness internally for IOCs, and MD5 hashes which were attributed to the execution and symptoms of the attack.  Over the 48 hours that followed, HG security engineers developed and deployed rules to all Managed... Read More
May 18, 2017

Protect Yourself from WannaCry and Other Ransomware Variants

Last week, thousands of companies across 150 countries felt the effects of an extensive ransomware cyberattack, known as ‘WannaCry’.  The ransomware blocked users on infected computers from accessing their files, unless a ransom was paid, effectively crippling business operations for many enterprises across the globe. Financial and economic losses from Wannacry could swell into the billions of dollars, making it... Read More
May 16, 2017

Extensive Ransomware Cyberattack Reported on 16 Healthcare Institutions

There has been an extensive cyberattack today aimed towards Britain’s National Health Service, in which websites of 16 health institutions were targeted concurrently by cyber criminals. As a result, doctors were blocked from accessing patient files, causing hospitals to "divert ambulances and cancel appointments". Unlike DDoS attacks, a ransomware attack encrypts all the data on the affected computers and blocks users from accessing... Read More
May 12, 2017

Herjavec Group Cybersecurity Cast: Healthcare and Ransomware with Matt Anthony

Herjavec Group is launching its very own podcast, The Cybersecurity Cast! Produced by Herjavec Group, The Cybersecurity Cast will have discussions on the latest news, trends, vulnerabilities, and exploits in the cybersecurity space. Topics will include healthcare, ransomware, identity and access management, and more.  Episode 1: Healthcare and Ransomware with Matt Anthony Joining us for the pilot episode of The Cybersecurity... Read More
April 13, 2017

Cybersecurity Ventures predicts global healthcare cybersecurity spending will exceed $65 billion cumulatively over the next five years, from 2017 to 2021

Download PDF Ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations are predicted to quadruple by 2020. Author: John P. Mello, Jr. Menlo Park, Calif. – April 6, 2017 Robert Herjavec has been warning about ransomware attacks on hospitals and healthcare providers for more than a year. In 2016, his firm, Herjavec Group, collaborated with Cybersecurity Ventures on a report that indicated ransomware damages would reach $1 billion for... Read More
April 6, 2017

OVUM Puts Herjavec Group On The Radar in 2017

The demand for external managed security assistance and expertise continued to grow last year. Ovum's latest research figures show that the percentage of IT security budgets spent on consulting (13.8%) and outsourced and managed security services (16.6%) exceeded 30%. Whereas the percentage spent directly on software, hardware, and staffing dropped below 70% for the first time. Most of this fall... Read More
April 3, 2017

How to Maintain Digital Security While Traveling for Work

Traveling has become highly common in the modern workplace; whether it’s for a conference or office expansion, many employees find themselves traveling to a number of different countries. We are also seeing an increase in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) work environments, so employees are using their personal devices to stay connected to the office when traveling. Businesses must be aware of any... Read More
March 14, 2017

How to Ensure Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On May 25, 2018, the  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be formally reinforced, requiring enterprises to implement proactive technical and organisational measures in order to improve data protection and security. The GDPR strengthens existing data rights and broadens the protection obligations for data controllers and data processors. Every entity that holds or uses personal data in the European Union, or... Read More
March 1, 2017