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US Data Breaches Reached All-Time High in 2016

US Data Breaches Reached All-Time High in 2016

New information from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout show that 2016 had more reported breaches than any previous year. The number of breaches, as defined by the ITRC*, reached 1,093, a 40 percent increase from prior year. In total, about 36.7 million records were exposed in

Big Data Trends in 2017

Big Data Trends in 2017

Big Data and its associated analytics garnered the attention of many organizations in 2016.  In 2017, companies will expect even more from those types of initiatives. So what trends can be expected this year when it comes to data and analytics?  Here’s a few: 1. Up, up and away into the cloud

Lunch & Learn Series Recap: Data Protection with Quest Software

Lunch & Learn Series Recap: Data Protection with Quest Software

The attendees at this week's Data Protection Lunch and Learn series with Quest Software, held Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, got an in-depth look into the threat of ransomware and how to best protect themselves should would-be attackers target their business.  They received an outline of five

Ho-Ho-Hold On Before You Click That Link: Tips For Safe Online Shopping

Ho-Ho-Hold On Before You Click That Link: Tips For Safe Online Shopping

We’re in the midst of the holiday season and its accompanying shopping frenzy. In our modern age of technology, more and more consumers are avoiding the crowds and long lines and turning to the internet to purchase their gifts. In fact, Adobe’s new, “2016 Holiday Shopping Report,” predicted more

Data Breaches Up By 28%; Florida One Of Most Vulnerable States

Data Breaches Up By 28%; Florida One Of Most Vulnerable States

There has been a 28 percent increase in data breaches since last year, according to a new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).  The center reports that there have been 901 data breaches recorded this year through November 22, 2016, and that more than 34 million records have been

Don't Let Hackers Haunt Your Password Pumpkin Patch!

Don't Let Hackers Haunt Your Password Pumpkin Patch!

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know things are scary out in cyberspace. That’s why we’re encouraging our clients to use this day to encourage password sanity among their user communities. Just as you will likely comb through the treats your children bring home tonight, weeding

Dyn Suffers Unprecedented Cyberattack

Dyn Suffers Unprecedented Cyberattack

Friday is usually a great day to surf the web, check your twitter feed or update your social media status.  But a major cyberattack this past Friday broke the internet, or at least parts of it, and affected users access to hundreds of websites, including the New York Times, Reddit, Twitter, Spotify,

Another Successful Storm Survival

Another Successful Storm Survival

The SLPowers Technical Support Team has another storm under its belt, with Hurricane Matthew putting us to the test.   We are happy to report that, once again, our clients’ networks remained safe and secure throughout and after the storm. And not a single data packet was lost. We’ve all seen the

SMBs Now Paying $86,500 Per Cyber Attack

SMBs Now Paying $86,500 Per Cyber Attack

On average, a single cyber-security incident now costs large American businesses 861,000. Meanwhile, small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the US pay 86,500. In the 2016 survey released last week, Kaspersky Lab, for the first time, compared an organization’s security budget to losses incurred

DIY Data Security Comes At A High Price

DIY Data Security Comes At A High Price

You’ve seen the headlines.  Data breach after data breach, with each one more sophisticated than the last.  In today’s ever expanding threat landscape, how do you know whether your data is really secure? The answer matters. The statistics tell us so: Over 169 million personal records were