55% Increase in Healthcare Breaches in 2020 from Previous Year

Among the many challenges of 2020, healthcare organizations in the U.S. took a big hit on the cybersecurity front. As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t challenging enough, U.S. healthcare organizations experienced a record number of cybersecurity incidents. IT incidents and hacking accounted for over 67% of all breaches, exposing tens of millions of peoples’ sensitive […]

American’s Stolen Identities Only Worth $8 Per Record on the Dark Web

Like many of us, you’ve probably worried about what it would be like to get your identity or private information stolen. You’re careful with your credit card information, your social security number, and other sensitive information. But have you ever wondered what you’re worth if your information were successfully stolen? After completing a successful phishing […]

7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Portal for Your CPA Firm

At PK Tech, we service several industries, but our roots lie deep in CPA firms. Since the beginning, PK Tech has provided IT support for CPA firms, and we’ve learned a few crucial things in the process. When choosing a portal for your CPA firm, there are several essential things to consider. This blog will […]

8 Best Practices for Getting the Most Out of Microsoft Teams Channels

What is Microsoft Teams, and how can your business be integrating it? We’re so glad you asked.  Teams is a chat-based collaboration platform that allows easy document sharing, online meetings, and countless more useful features for efficient business communications. Teams allows departments or groups within organizations to come together and collaborate on a common goal.  […]

Chromebooks Sure Are Cheap — Are They Right for My Business?

Let’s take a reality check: should you use Chromebooks in your business? Great question.  The simple answer for the majority is no. But let’s break this down more. Chromebooks, in simple terms, are Chrome (the internet browser) based computers. Chromebooks are essentially disposable, and are usually on the low end in screen size and build […]

New Ransomware Trend “Pay or Get Breached” Is on the Rise

A troubling new ransomware trend is gaining momentum. Known as the “pay or get breached” trend (also called the “double extortion” scheme), it gained a foothold in 2020 and is gaining steam as we begin 2021.  With more than 550 incidents in the fourth quarter alone, ransomware attackers have not been shy in adopting the […]

No More Passwords? FIDO Could Be the Future of Authentication

Passwords. The bane of our existence. Hard to remember. Annoying to reset. At the risk of being compromised at all times.  Good news: change is the works, and it could completely change passwords as we know them.  The current climate is this: password managers like 1Password, LastPass, and Dashlane solve some of the problems by […]

New HIPAA Safe Harbor Law Incentivizes Investment in Cybersecurity

In early January, President Trump signed the HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill (HR 7898 ) into law. The HIPAA Safe Harbor law amends the HITECH Act, incentivizing HHS to take part in industry best practices for cybersecurity. You can read the full description of the new law here. When understanding the significance of this law, it’s […]

Hacker Tracker | December in Review

Where are we in the world of cybersecurity? It’s easy to miss the cybersecurity threats and attacks happening right in our “backyard”. Our goal at PK Tech is to educate and offer proactive steps for cybersecurity safety. It’s important to be aware–without being afraid–of the cybersecurity threats that are real threats for your business. PK […]