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Hong Kong SFC Issues New Guidelines on Electronic Data Storage
November 8, 2019
Learn more about the new guidelines on Electronic Data Storage issued by the Hong Kong SFC.
password strength best practices
October 31, 2019
Passwords are the most common method of authentication, but remembering a unique password for each account you have can be a pain. Here are ACA Aponix's best practices for creating and managing passwords to help protect your accounts from a cyber-attack.
Cybersecurity from Home to Work
October 17, 2019
A cyber-attack can happen at any time, often when we least expect it. Many of us wouldn't even think of the possibility of being hacked during something as routine as our morning commute. However, the reality is that many of us use electronic devices every day, all day, that can become targets for cyber crime. The good news is we can prevent these attacks. This blog post discusses how.
CCPA amendments
October 15, 2019
Learn more about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) amendments signed into law October 11, 2019. The CCPA, with the accepted amendments, will go into effect on January 1, 2020. 
September 26, 2019
Breaches and cyber incidents occur when employees are not fully trained on how to identify cyber issues, policies are not being followed, and third-party systems are not fully vetted or secured.
iPhone exploit alert
September 4, 2019
A security breach of Apple's iOS operating system that occurred over at least two years has affected countless iOS device users. Here's what you need to know to protect your personal information.
SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American
August 21, 2019
Real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. is being investigated by the SEC for a data leak that exposed over 885 million personal records from as far back as 2003.
CCPA amendments
August 5, 2019
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020. There are seven amendments that will be contemplated by the CA legislature between now and September 13, 2019.
Preventing Stormy Security Weather in Your Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Environment
July 30, 2019
Companies are relying increasingly on cloud service providers for conducting business, including storing data, hosting email, and more. But with the increasing regulatory focus on the risk of cloud data storage, is the forecast for cloud solutions stormy?
Capital One Breach Affects 100 Million Customers
July 30, 2019
On July 29, Capital One Financial Corporation announced that it had suffered a breach on July 19. On that date, an outside individual illegally accessed the personally identifiable information of over 100 million of its customers.
SHIELD Act
July 30, 2019
The SHIELD Act significantly expands New York State's breach notification law. 
FinCEN BEC alert
July 18, 2019
On July 16, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an update to the September 6, 2018 advisory, "Advisory to Financial Institutions on E-mail Compromise Fraud Schemes." The updated advisory indicates a sharp rise in business email compromise (BEC) fraud across financial services and other industries.