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Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday is here — and Field Effect’s security researchers have been busy

It’s Patch Tuesday, a day that’s always on our radar here at Field Effect.    And today’s report has some special additions. More on that soon, but let’s first cover the basics.  What is Patch Tuesday?  Since 2003, Patch Tuesday has been the day Microsoft releases security fixes for vulnerable Windows and Office products — and […]

The four biggest risks cyber attacks pose for financial institutions

Strong cyber security has never been more vital, especially for financial institutions.   While the majority of cyber criminals are financially motivated, the data financial institutions store makes them very appealing targets. Attackers are interested in information they can sell or use to extort payment from victims.  Cyber attacks on the financial sector — including banks, […]

The healthcare industry’s top cyber security risks

Nearly 3.4 million healthcare records are compromised every month in the US. The industry is a growing target for cyber attackers — and it’s no secret why.   Between private practices, treatment centres, medical equipment manufacturers, labs, specialized clinics, and long-term care facilities, cyber criminals have many healthcare-related targets.   But the scope of opportunity isn’t the […]

Field Effect Collaborates with Grayhawk Wealth to Protect Client Data and Operations

We are excited to announce a new collaboration with Grayhawk Wealth, a company that provides successful Canadian families with custom investment management, family office and unique affinity services, to increase the depth of cyber protection for their clients. “We recognize the trust our families have in Grayhawk, and we are committed to ensuring their assets […]

8 ways to avoid cyber security alert fatigue and false positives

New studies are tracking the increasing hours that cyber security pros spend researching and responding to security alerts. Hint: false positives make up a big %. Read about how Field Effect Covalence provides purpose-built monitoring and alerting that provides detailed yet easy to understand analysis that saves time and results in fast action