As part of the FBI’s InfraGard program, HCSS has been made aware that a specific type of scam has been increasingly common in the construction industry. This scam is called a Business Email Compromise (BEC), and is often a long-running operation with several distinct phases. How Can This Affect Me? Since March 2021, the FBI […]
Securing Your Home While Conducting Business
This year, many of us have had to shift a large part of our business operations to our home offices. Not only have our homes become a command center for conducting sensitive business, but it is also the place where our kids are experiencing online learning for the first time. Our kitchen tables are our […]
Are You Prepared for Ransomware?
Ransomware is a rapidly growing threat that can affect any business, in any industry, of any size. It doesn’t require complicated coding, and as far as viruses go, creating ransomware is as accessible as deciding to start a pick pocket scheme. Unfortunately, for businesses, it also means that it is a relentless battle to defend […]
Securing Your Company’s Data Starts With Securing Your Job Sites.
Information Security covers an amazingly broad set of responsibilities. When you begin to dive into the topic, you will find that the principles in securing your data can also be applied to the physical security of your job sites. In fact, securing the physical site will tighten your data security. According to a globally-recognized cybersecurity […]
Nansh0u and Your SQL Server
As of May 30, 2019 There has recently been discovered an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) that is being called Nansh0u. This group targets SQL Servers and PHPMyAdmin management software. Current estimates put the number of infected servers at 50,000, and because Nansh0u constantly updates their malware, this is likely to prevent easy classification by anti-virus programs. Common […]