Is a Data Breach Inevitable?

Posted By: Andy Kicklighter, @akicklighter (Twitter)
04 Feb
2016
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Is a data breach inevitable if hackers or internal bad actors are targeting your organization?  Looking at the polling results from the our 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report gives a distinctly mixed result … With a high bias towards “Yes” for many organizations. Let’s talk about the negatives first … Data breach numbers highlight the problem For a starting point, 91% of respondents felt somewhat or more vulnerable to a data breach and 30% were “Very” or “Extremely” vulnerable. Next […]

This Year’s Valentine Goes to … Data

Posted By: Alan Kessler, @kessalan
02 Feb
2016
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I’m going to make a big statement, so bear with me. Drumroll please…. Data is the new black. That’s right, data. Not brown, blue or orange. It’s an especially appropriate assertion given our pending Valentine’s Day holiday (and of course, our recently released 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report). As the new black, data should be loved, revered and respected. For if that data is loved, revered and respected, so are the customers that data belongs to. Why? Because that data […]

Data Privacy Day: Data privacy is no longer an option – it’s a requirement

Posted By: Andy Kicklighter, @akicklighter (Twitter)
28 Jan
2016
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Data privacy is no longer an option – it’s a requirement. And in honor of this clear requirement to strengthen security efforts, today marks the annually held international effort known as Data Privacy Day – led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). For those who may not be familiar, the NCSA is a nonprofit public-private partnership dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and trusted Internet. ClickToTweet: Data privacy no longer an option – it’s a requirement #PrivacyAware @Vormetric […]

4 Critical Take Aways From the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report

Posted By: Andy Kicklighter, @akicklighter (Twitter)
26 Jan
2016
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Last Thursday, we released the Global Edition of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report.  The report is a collaboration between 451 Research and Vormetric – with polling and results from 451 (written by leading security analyst Garrett Bekker) and much of the focus driven from Vormetric. In its fourth year, the report concentrates on critical issues surrounding enterprise data –enterprise attitudes, fears and investments to protect their own and their customer’s information, rather than numbers and severity of breaches. Find […]

Security and Order – Data Threat Report

Posted By: Tina Stewart, @socialTIS
21 Jan
2016
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In the cybersecurity industry, data breaches and digital based offenses are considered especially damaging. In San Jose, the dedicated encryption experts who investigate and stop these vicious hacks are members of an elite cybersecurity company known as Vormetric. This is their report. — It used to be a simpler time, when you could log in to the Internet without thoughts of what happened to your data – but now the threat landscape has increased exponentially. And as we issue the […]

Observations on Canadian Cybersecurity for 2016

Posted By: Henry Anzarouth, @hanzar (Twitter)
19 Jan
2016
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Although we might be inclined to think our U.S. friends are most at risk for data breaches, this would be a mistake. In Canada this year, we learned no organization is safe from a data breach. As seen with Ashley Madison and Walmart Canada, both large enterprises and small businesses are at risk. Bottom line: data protection is important to keep in mind, regardless of where an organization resides. Since 2010, Public Safety Canada has spent $245 million on defending government computer networks, […]

SaaS IT Security Resolutions

Posted By: C.J Radford
14 Jan
2016
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Happy New Year from all of us here at Vormetric! We hope your year is off to a happy, healthy and secure start. And as we contemplate the year to come, it’s only natural to reflect on the year gone by. 2015 was marked by an explosion of software as a service (SaaS) offerings. In fact, according to the 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat Report, we found that 80% of enterprises are leveraging SaaS, with 60% of enterprises globally also storing […]

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Two significant recent data breaches that you’re unlikely to have missed involved two brands associated with children’s toys – Hello Kitty (Sanrio) in late December and VTech earlier the same month. What’s important to realise about these incidents is that they indicate that hackers will now happily scoop up any and all user data they can lay their hands on. There was a time where payment card data seemed to be all that mattered to cybercriminals, but those days are […]

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One interesting, and perhaps unique, aspect of the cyber security industry is the degree to which we can (albeit, after the fact) completely decompose a hackers attack modus operandi (by decoding their malware source-code and tracing their command and control infrastructure). Furthermore, trips to public and, more importantly, private “hackathon” events reveal that many hackers are very forthcoming in explaining and sharing the details of their hacking analytical approach, coding strategies, actual code libraries and attack scenarios.   Not too long […]