3 Steps to Help Manufacturers Comply with New York SHIELD Law

In July 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security act (SHIELD) into law. This law affects any organization that holds private information for New York state residents. A greater understanding of key components of the New York SHIELD law will ease regulatory compliance for manufacturers and other businesses. In summary, SHIELD expands data breach notification requirements and mandates that organizations create or update a data security program. To meet these requirements, manufacturers must address risk, review vendor compliance, and ensure proper notification in the event data becomes compromised. 1. Comply with Expanded Data Breach…

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Internet Domain Name Provider, Network Solutions Data Breach Confirmed

eMazzanti Technologies reports on Network Solutions Data breach affecting millions of web.com domain name customers Hoboken, New Jersey ­- November 6, 2019 — eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT security consultant and MSP, shares information on a data breach confirmed yesterday by Internet domain name provider, Network Solutions. eMazzanti believes it important to share this information broadly as organizations large and small may be significantly affected. Currently, eMazzanti helps business leaders deal with all types of evolving cyber security threats. Network Solutions, the company reporting the breach, is the world’s first Internet domain name provider. It currently operates as a…

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Cyber-security for Business: Lessons from Equifax

Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, announced last week that hackers had potentially accessed personal data for 143 million American consumers. In addition to a wakeup call for consumers, the hack offers important lessons in cyber-security for business owners. The wealth of names, credit card numbers, social security numbers and more constitute a gold mine for identify thieves. An increasingly complex cyber landscape requires organizations to educate themselves on emerging threats and best practices for securing data. Equifax Primer – What Happened? On September 7, Equifax announced a critical breach to their system, the third in just…

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eMazzanti in the News – CRN

Arrow Was The Target: Criminals Impersonate Executive, Transfer Money To Outside Bank NEWS, ANALYSIS AND PERSPECTIVE FOR VARs AND TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATORS crn.com February 4, 2016 By Michael Novinson on February 4, 2016, 3:56 pm EST Criminals recently managed to impersonate an Arrow Electronics executive, prompting the unauthorized transfer of money from the distributor to outside bank accounts in Asia. The Centennial, Colo.-based distributor said the criminal fraud will cost the company $13 million in the first quarter of 2016, according to a report filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Arrow determined Jan. 22 that it had been…

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Why PCI Compliance is Not Enough Security

Why PCI Compliance is Not Enough Security There’s a ferry near eMazzanti’s office in Hoboken that takes commuters to mid-town Manhattan in less than 10 minutes. Because of experience and safety regulations, passengers feel confident that they will complete the journey. Like ferry safety regulations, PCI compliance is the retail industry’s standard for safeguarding customers’ credit card information. But is it enough security to protect everyone? Not Enough Lifeboats The Titanic was compliant. Yet, half of the passengers lost their lives because there weren’t enough lifeboats. Remarkably, the White Star Line, the operator of the ship, actually provided more lifeboat…

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Fasten Your Data Security Seatbelt

A closer look at the cost vs. reliability decision in data security With today’s increasing data security threats, organizations know that they need to beef up their data security. What kind of security and how much to spend are the big questions. Some may choose to go it alone to implement data security measures with the intention of saving a few dollars. Others partner with an IT security expert to get increased security, uptime, customer satisfaction and peace of mind. Lower cost vs. reliability—it’s a difficult choice to make. But I think we need to rephrase the cost vs. reliability…

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Home Depot or Home Town Enterprise, Hackers Threaten Any Size Business

Recent security breaches highlight increasing threats to large and small businesses alike. Proactive measures help businesses avoid becoming the “low-hanging fruit” Once again, retail customers recoil as a huge data security breach at Home Depot was recently confirmed and additional hacks at Kmart, HP, Jimmy John’s and Snapchat were announced. According to security experts, the Home Depot breach involves more stores over a longer period of time than the Target breach earlier this year. As many as 60 million customers’ credit and debit card information may have been stolen. The breach was discovered when large numbers of stolen cards entered…

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