Business Email Compromise: Defend Against The $50 Billion Scam

April 04, 2024

Business Email Compromise: Defend Against The $50 Billion Scam

The rise of business email compromise (BEC) has led the FBI to refer to those online crimes as the $50 billion scam. That’s the amount of financial damages reported during a nine-year period by organizations and individuals who fell victim to such attacks. In a BEC scam, victims receive an email message that appears to come […]
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March 21, 2024

From AI To Ransomware: Trends Shaping Cybersecurity

Staying on top of cybersecurity trends once was the job of IT and security teams. Now cybersecurity has captured everyone’s attention up to the executive boardroom.  Board members want to know: According to the 2024 Gartner CIO and Technology Executive Survey: 80% of survey respondents say they will increase their investment in cybersecurity, making cybersecurity the […]
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March 14, 2024

Can You Plan For “The Big Cell Network Outage”?

AT&T’s cellular network experienced a widespread outage on February 22nd, 2024.  AT&T reported that this outage was caused by problems related to a software update, and the outage itself lasted several hours.  Not only was AT&T’s network impacted, several other carriers that use AT&T’s network also experienced downtime.  I wrote about this at some length a couple of […]
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March 05, 2024

Emerging Trends in Infrastructure & Operations for Healthcare

Healthcare has traditionally been an industry that has taken a conservative approach to adopting new technologies and platforms (i.e. public cloud) due to the unique nature of having to deal with patient care and the security and privacy concerns around handling and storing patient data.  In the past decade, healthcare companies have had to “take off […]
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February 15, 2024

Resiliency Is Easier Than Cybersecurity?

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of safeguarding critical business operations in today’s digital landscape. In addition to the traditional threats to business operations (like power outages, facility impacts, and data loss events), the increased risk to the business now presented by cyber threats such as ransomware, malware, and phishing attacks mean that businesses face threats […]
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January 18, 2024

2024 Cybersecurity Predictions & Emerging Trends – Part Two

Part one of this two-part series delved into six cybersecurity predictions for 2024 by our panel of Sayers engineering experts.  As you prepare for new technology capabilities as well as threats to your business, read on to round out an even dozen of the panel’s cybersecurity predictions for 2024. 7. Companies Will Lower Their Cybersecurity Insurance […]
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January 04, 2024

Cybersecurity Predictions & Emerging Trends for 2024 – Part One

New developments in AI, ransomware, services, and other areas of cybersecurity are coming. Your organization has to stay informed and prepare for new technology capabilities and threats to your business. Our panel of Sayers engineering experts in a recent internal session had a lot to say about what’s coming in 2024. We’ve summarized their cybersecurity predictions […]
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December 20, 2023

Are Your Cyber-Physical Systems Secure?

Today’s industries live at the intersection of our digital and physical worlds. The ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT) brings tighter integration between your organization’s digital and physical assets.  Those connections also bring greater risks from attacks on cyber-physical systems (CPS) that include critical infrastructure and healthcare environments. Industries are turning to cyber-physical systems security offerings […]
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November 30, 2023

Dissecting Data Security: 10 Elements Of a Data Security Program

Data breaches continue to plague organizations, with cyber threats such as ransomware increasing in complexity and sophistication. Remote work and cloud technologies bring an expanding attack surface and even more challenges to safeguard your data. Fortunately, the elements of a strong data security ecosystem continue to expand. Today’s organizations have more extensive technology capabilities available to […]
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November 21, 2023

Sayers Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation 

Independent Audit Verifies Sayers’ Internal Controls and Processes.  Vernon Hills, IL: Sayers, a leading provider of IT infrastructure, Cloud & Cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that Sayers has a strong commitment to security and to delivering high-quality services to […]
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