The Bleach Breach: How a Quality SOC 2 Audit Could Have Helped Clorox

by Tori Thurmond / October 12, 2023

Another day, another breach. There have been quite a few cybersecurity events breaking the news involving major companies lately—one of the notable events involving Clorox.   Back in August, the multibillion-dollar corporation discovered unauthorized activity in some of their IT systems. The organization enabled their business continuity plan (BCP), but was forced into processes that affected their production capacity. The product shortages resulted in the organization losing money each and every…

Rebuilding Trust After a Data Breach

by Hannah Grace Holladay / October 2, 2023

Threats are constantly evolving.  We know you want to be ready to face them, but what happens when you’ve already experienced a breach? How do you restore not only your business operations, but your reputation?    According to Pew Research Center, half of Americans feel that their personal information is less secure than it was five years ago. Even more so, 64% of American adults have experienced data theft via credit…

Learning from MGM’s Mistakes: How a Quality Audit Can Help

by Tori Thurmond / September 15, 2023

A $33 billion company breached because of a 10-minute phone call, and, according to vx-underground, all the hackers had to do was a simple search on LinkedIn.   You’ve probably heard about the MGM breach that happened earlier this week, but did you know that the attack was a result of social engineering? A notorious hacking group, ALPHV (aka BlackCat), searched one of MGM’s employees on LinkedIn, called MGM’s help desk,…

The Elephant in the Security Room: Climate Change 

by Tori Thurmond / May 24, 2023

What does climate change have to do with cybersecurity? According to Chloé Messdaghi, CEO of Global Secure Partners, more than you may think. In April, KirkpatrickPrice had several members attend the 2023 RSA conference to stay up to date on some of the hottest topics in cybersecurity, and we learned that changing climate conditions could have a major effect on the security of organizations around the world.   The Problem  When…

A Brief Overview of AI from RSA 

by Tori Thurmond / May 22, 2023

Everyone’s talking about AI and machine learning these days, and that was definitely the case at the 2023 RSA conference at the end of April. We heard about problems with AI, how we can make it better, and how it might affect different industries.   The members of KirkpatrickPrice who attended the conference certainly have a lot to think about, so we wanted to share a few highlights from some of…