Author: Tina Stewart

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Halloween is nearly upon us. It’s the time of year when individuals are captivated by haunts, horrors, creepy-crawlies and things that go bump in the night. But amid the spooktacular festivities, you may be forgetting one of the scariest things of all – your data. Back in July, we released the results of a survey on what Americans’ most feared getting hacked. Our survey revealed that participants most fear the hacking of their cars (61%) and home security cameras (also […]

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Imagine a world where your coffee maker produces a fresh brew at the break of dawn simply from activating it with your smartphone. Your driverless car directs you to work while you catch up on the morning news. On the way home, your refrigerator notifies you that you’re running low on ingredients for dinner. Click to Tweet:   Blog: 61% worried about IoT hacks for Cars, Security Cams @socialtis bit.ly/2afdzIr pic.twitter.com/TAL68LSVAa I know this seems incredibly futuristic but we aren’t far off. […]

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Retail – the industry that started it all. Or at least when it comes to the general public’s understanding of cybersecurity. Early breaches at major retailers like Target and Home Depot were among the first to raise awareness the threat of data breaches. It’s been nearly 2 years since this initial wave of highly-publicized retail breaches, but what is the current state of IT security for organizations in this sector? We decided to ask. Yesterday, we released the results of […]

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Back in 2014, we released results from our European Insider Threat Report. The Report took the pulse of 500 IT decision-makers at mid and large size organizations in the UK, France and Germany. At the time, it found that only 9% of businesses felt safe from insider threats, with nearly half of UK based respondents (42 percent) acknowledging it is “privileged users” (system administrators, database administrators, network administrators, etc.) posing the biggest risk to their organization. Today, we announced findings […]

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There once was a man named Willie Sutton The bandit robbed banks like it was nothing But data went online Mass theft got redefined And financial breaches hit major headlines Nowadays, hardly a week goes by without news of another damaging data breach incident. According to the latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) there have been a total of 269 data breaches recorded through April 19, 2016, and more than 11.27 million records have been exposed since […]

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Extensive healthcare data contains enough information to not just apply for credit cards or loans, but it can compromise patients’ financial accounts and generate huge sums from fraudulent medical charges. As a result, healthcare data is at a premium, which does not bode well at a time when data breaches are at an all-time high and organizations are still grasping how to handle these new and improved threats. Click To Tweet: Alphabet Soup of Risks for Healthcare IT Security – […]

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As stewards of critical federal information, government leaders must turn their attention towards protecting that highly sought after target – data. Cyberattacks and data breaches at the federal level have compromised mission-critical information and assets, such as state secrets, military and intelligence information, as well as critical infrastructure. Take, for example, the recent Ukrainian power grid hack, which caused a blackout for hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians back in December of 2015. This cyberattack serves as a stark reminder that […]

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Let’s start out with a story. The world was once enormously different. But then we moved digital. The problem? We blinked and data became the new currency. If it wasn’t personal information, than it was financial data or intellectual property, or in a recent sequence of events, data on children – it all has value, and that means we must vigorously protect that data. To do that, we must understand the whole story around our sensitive information. ClickToTweet: Time to […]

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As organizations rush to promising new markets, security practices often take a back seat. But to fully reap the benefits of emerging technologies – such as cloud, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) – organizations must focus on enterprise security requirements to ensure their most critical data is kept safe. In today’s digital world, “cyberattack” and “data breach” have become household terms, as evidenced by President Obama’s proposed 35% budget increase for cybersecurity spending. Alongside the $19 billion […]

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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 […]