Nation-State Cyber Threats on the Rise? Stay Out of the Crossfire

2021-04-22T05:56:03-04:00

In the modern era, cyberspace has become the new front on which a unique type of warfare is being waged. Nation-state cyber threats - defined as cyberattacks carried out by foreign nation-states such as Russia or North Korea - are on the rise, and many private organizations are unfortunately finding themselves in the crossfire. In 2014, for example, Sony Pictures was targeted by a North Korean cyberattack after the regime took issue with the company releasing The Interview. Last year, the SolarWinds hack carried out by Russia compromised federal agencies and private organizations alike. And just a little [...]

Nation-State Cyber Threats on the Rise? Stay Out of the Crossfire2021-04-22T05:56:03-04:00

The Microsoft Hack: Biden Moves to Tackle “Unusually Aggressive” Attacks

2021-04-06T05:15:36-04:00

In a concerningly aggressive attack that has targeted Microsoft customers all over the globe, hackers were recently able to access the email accounts of a staggering 30,000 organizations in the United States alone. Now, the Biden administration is taking steps to address this attack and limit the damage that it is able to cause by launching an emergency task force designed to determine who has been breached, what the purpose of the attack was, and how to best patch the vulnerabilities that made the breach possible. In a press briefing, White House press secretary Jan Psaki [...]

The Microsoft Hack: Biden Moves to Tackle “Unusually Aggressive” Attacks2021-04-06T05:15:36-04:00

The Rise of the Chief Remote Officer

2021-03-24T22:00:56-04:00

Social distancing measures necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated the prevalence of remote working to heights that would have been unfathomable before the virus struck. Now, as companies across all industries struggle to adapt to this new environment and the challenges that it has brought about, some business thought leaders are calling for the institution of a new role in modern organizations - the chief remote officer.  This hypothetical new position would be responsible for a wide range of roles related to facilitating remote work within an organization, including developing and introducing new strategies to [...]

The Rise of the Chief Remote Officer2021-03-24T22:00:56-04:00

The Remote Work Challenge for Tech Security

2021-03-02T01:03:23-05:00

Since March 2020, the reliance on tech for office productivity and general work has dramatically skyrocketed. Due to a pandemic’s requirement for social distance, just about every reasonable tech tool in the workplace has been pushed, stressed, redirected, and repurposed to make remote work a reality. And, along with all the new connections and devices coming online in many networks, so did the number of vulnerabilities and opportunities for hacks, security risks, and cyberthreats. The SolarWind hack of the federal government might have been the biggest one in the spotlight in 2020, but it was only [...]

The Remote Work Challenge for Tech Security2021-03-02T01:03:23-05:00

The Solar Winds Hack Fallout

2021-02-25T04:57:34-05:00

Just as the latest U.S. election was reaching its zenith, the federal government was dealing with the ramifications of realizing a massive hack had opened up various repositories of the federal government databases to unauthorized parties. Now the FBI’s investigation is pointing to a Chinese influence over that hack and the players involved as they tunneled to their access through the federal contractor, SolarWinds, in December 2020. Using the most mundane of activities, payroll processing, the hackers were able to access details of 600,000 government employers, and more disturbingly those working in sensitive agency areas like [...]

The Solar Winds Hack Fallout2021-02-25T04:57:34-05:00

Boom in Cloud-Based and AI-Driven Accounting Predicted for 2021

2021-02-25T04:59:43-05:00

As artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based computing both continue to play an increasingly prominent role in the way we conduct business, more and more industries are starting to experience the impact of these accelerating technologies. Based on current trends, it’s now no stretch at all to say AI and cloud computing alike are going to have an even more significant role in accounting services heading into 2021 and beyond. As artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based computing both continue to play an increasingly prominent role in the way we conduct business, more and more industries [...]

Boom in Cloud-Based and AI-Driven Accounting Predicted for 20212021-02-25T04:59:43-05:00
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