October 20, 2020

Putting People at the Center: Three Ways the Healthcare Industry Can Proactively Prevent Cyberattacks

Cybersecurity in healthcare—like the healthcare industry itself—is all about people, not the doctor’s office. And in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and telemedicine, patients are looking for more control and improved health outcomes, which is driving the industry beyond the four walls of the typical medical setting. In 2020 alone, telehealth is expected to grow a staggering 65 percent. A broader healthcare security strategy must focus on people—the ways they work and the ways protected health information is stored and sent when providing care.

October 16, 2020

Keep Your Data Secure with Security Planner

Want to stay safe online but not sure where to start? Consumer Reports has you covered. As an independent and trusted nonprofit with a proven track record of providing consumers with truth, transparency, and fairness, Consumer Reports and the Digital Lab are committed to transforming consumer safety in our digital world.
Though we enjoy the utility of digital products and services, we are increasingly giving our personal information in exchange for convenience, knowledge, or entertainment. At Consumer Reports, we know your personal information should remain private and protected so we want to help you keep it that way.

October 14, 2020

Stay Connected and Protected During Work, School, and Play

These days, work and home mean practically the same thing. Our house is now an office space or a classroom, so that means a lot of our day-to-day happens online. We check emails, attend virtual meetings, help our children distance learn, use social media platforms to check in on our friends and family – our entire lives are digital! This increase in connectivity could mean more exposure to threats – but it doesn’t have to. That’s why this National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) you should learn what it means to to be cybersmart and how you can protect all aspects of your online life.

October 12, 2020

Feeling Insecure? Turn your Home into a Cyber Fortress for Work!

Working remotely suits some people better than others – there’s no commute, perhaps more flexible work schedules and productivity has shown to rise. Despite some clear advantages to this new normal, there are also hazards to working remotely - specifically in the area of cybersecurity. Let’s take a look at what those risks are and how they can be avoided with a few simple security precautions. 

October 8, 2020

The Future is Passwordless

This year has shaped up to be one of the most challenging for many organizations worldwide. With a pandemic driving a large-scale transition to remote work, and cybercriminal activity taking advantage of the situation, online security is in the spotlight. Recent research found that 67 percent of breaches are caused by credential theft and social engineering attacks that capitalize on moments in time like COVID-19. And, today’s IT teams are spending an average of six hours a week on password-related issues alone – an increase of 25% from 2019. With these mounting frustrations from both IT and users, as well as growing risks, the question becomes: why do we keep relying on passwords?