When You Travel, Your Data Travels Too

HOW TO AVOID GETTING HACKED ON THE GO 

man-person-people-trainFor the advantageous traveler, flying is a comfort. Your seat folds into a bed, your meal is prepared by five-star chefs, and your email is hacked via the in-flight WiFi.
Wait, what was that last one?

It turns out that when you travel, your data is at a greater risk than usual. In-flight WiFi is just one example—hotels, airport lounges, and even cars have vulnerabilities that can allow hackers to glean valuable data while you’re in motion.

These vulnerabilities all have a common root—publicly available WiFi is easy to hack. The business owners who set up these networks aren’t security professionals, and may overlook common security measures. This makes it easy for hackers who are on the same network to intercept other communications conducted via WiFi.

Continue reading the full blog on Avalon’s site to learn how you can stop hackers from accessing your data while you’re on the go.

3 Ways to Secure Your Corporate Network in 2017

It’s pretty safe to say that 2016 was a rough-and-tumble year for a number of industries, and the number, size, and scope of cyber security breaches was off the charts. These include two huge data attacks against Yahoo! users, as well as smaller breaches of sensitive data from the FBI and the IRS, among many others. Even the United States Presidential Election is rumored to have been tampered with by hackers.

stockvault-fuzzy-virtual-padlocks-on-screen208205-768x512So what does this mean for business owners, medical clinics, and law firms that need to protect both their own private data and the data of their customers, patients, and clients? It means that 2017 needs to be the year of network security. Let’s take a look at the best ways to make that happen.

Check out the three ways to secure your network over on the Avalon blog…

 

Data Security with Eyes on the Future – Rochester Radio

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On Saturday, December 13th at 11:00 am, DIGITS LLC‘s President and CEO, Michael McCartney will be taking part in a LIVE radio show discussing the impact a data security breach can have on your business.

This radio interview will feature Paul Greene, Partner at Harter Secrest & Emery, the largest law firm in Rochester, NY and ranked #1 among all Western New York law firms according to the U.S. News and Best Lawyers national rankings.

Michael McCartney is President and CEO of DIGITS LLC, whose core business is designed to help companies take full advantage of today’s information technologies, guarding against the ever-changing threats posed by those very technologies.

Tune into WHAM 1180 at 10:00 to catch the complete Eyes on the Future radio show.

Eyes on the Future is sponsored by Harter Secrest & Emery; Eastman Business Park; CDS Monarch; Greater Rochester Enterprise; and Mengel Metzger Barr.

December 18 – Cyber Security: When Hackers Strike Your Business, Will You Be Prepared?

Due to the “Snowvember” storm we had in Buffalo, the Cyber Security CLE event has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 18, 2014.  Same great programming will be provided!

 

SUNY Buffalo Law School & the Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group presents a CLE* program.

When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 – 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY (free parking)

 

Cyber Security: When Hackers Strike You Business, Will You Be Prepared?

 

 

Presentation Costs
-FREE to paid 2014-2015 LAA Members at the $60 level
-$15 for GOLD Group Members
-$20 for all other
-Cost includes lecture, handouts, and breakfast

 

RSVP:  Call the Law Alumni Office at (716) 645-2107 or register at: www.law.buffalo.edu/AlumniEvents

Questions? Contact Pat Warrington at (716) 645-7885

 

*Earn 1.0 CLE credit in the area of skills – these credits qualify as transitional or non-transitional credits.

 

Are you Shellshock’d? {bashbug}

By: Kyle Cavalieri

Are-You-Shell-Shocked-DIGITS-LLCOn September 25, 2014, a new vulnerability that affects most versions of Linux and Unix operating systems, which includes Mac OS X, was discovered. According to security researchers, given the reach of the Bash itself and combined with the sheer volume of devices and application that rely on the Bash, Shellshock is likely going to be larger than the Heartbleed vulnerability that was identified earlier this year. If Shellshock is exploited successfully, the vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain control over a targeted computer.

Bash is a common component of Unix and Linux systems and is commonly referred to as ‘shell.’ Bash acts as a mechanism for the user to instruct the operating system what to do. The vulnerability lies in the fact that an attacker can imbed malicious code into application code that require Bash to execute. At this time, the most critically vulnerable systems are Web servers running the aforementioned OS’s. Although, non-Web servers are also vulnerable, specific conditions need to be in place in order for an attacker to gain control. Imbedded systems that are running Bash that are Internet facing, such as surveillance systems, routers, conferencing and IP based phone systems may also be vulnerable and should be inspected appropriately.

Once the targeted system has been exploited, the attacker can extract password lists off the system and use those passwords to move laterally within the network to gain access to other systems with the company’s production environment.

Due to the wide spread nature of this vulnerability, cyber security companies, like DIGITS LLC, are able to detect whether your systems are currently vulnerable to this latest threat. Contact a cyber security specialist today for more information.

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Internet Security with Computer Forensic Expert

Recently DIGITS LLC‘s Director of Computer Forensics and Investigations was featured on WIVB, Buffalo’s Channel 4 News, about the topic of Internet viruses.  Kyle Cavalieri is an expert in Cyber Security and offered his opinion about these Internet viruses that could put anyone connected into the web in a bad situation. Check out the video below for more information on how to stay secure from this ‘ransomware’ Internet virus.

Learning about Internet threats with WIVB

This WIVB story, reported by Jordan Williams, started with a local man that was victim to a cyber attack that appeared to take control of his personal laptop.   A FBI Buffalo representative and DIGITS LLC’s Director of Computer Forensics and Investigations both provided feedback from the “ransomware” attack.  It is very important to make sure that you are aware of these type of cyber attacks.  Both representatives reinforced that it is important to call to shut down your computer right away and call a security expert, like DIGITS LLC, if you fall victim from a computer virus similar to described here.

Check out this report WIVB, interviewing computer and security experts about this ransomware virus.

SCCE Web Conference: Data Breaches- No Stranger to Small Firms

Michael McCartneyMichael McCartney, President/CEO of DIGITS LLC, will be presenting a SCCE Web Conference on the topic of: Data Breaches – No Stranger to Small Firms.

DIGITS LLC was founded in 2006 to fill the need in the legal and corporate communities for highly skilled digital forensics, proactive cyber security services, corporate computer investigations, cyber security incident response and advisory services, eDiscovery and litigation support services, and other investigation services.

SCCE Web Conference:

Data Breaches- No Stranger to Small Firms
February 19 , 2014
12pm CST | 1pm EST | 11am MT | 10am PST | 9AM AKST | 8AM HAST
Main Points Covered:
  • Be able to evaluate how secure your office network is
  • Identify gaps in your office’s data and network security.
  • Understand risk and liabilities to insecure network infrastructure
 
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Digital Forensic Articles

DIGITS LLC was founded in 2006 to fill the need in the legal and corporate communities for highly skilled digital forensics, proactive cyber security services, corporate computer investigations, cyber security incident response and advisory services, eDiscovery and litigation support services, and general digital forensic consulting needs.

In conjunction to our services, the principles of DIGITS LLC have authored many articles about the digital forensic industry.  Click the link below to read articles in which DIGITS LLC has been published in various media sources.

DIGITS LLC Articles in the News

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Mobile Forensics & Data Breach Repercussions

Buffalo Law Journal

DIGITS LLC, Digital Forensics Investigators, were featured twice this this weeks publication of the Buffalo Law Journal and Buffalo Business First.  Articles featured include:

DIGITS LLC fills the need in the legal and corporate communities for highly skilled digital forensics, proactive cyber security services, corporate computer investigations, cyber security incident response and advisory services, eDiscovery and litigation support services, and general digital forensic consulting needs.

Click the links below to read each of these articles from the source:

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