Category: Data Breach Disclosure

Reducing the Risk of Data Breaches for U.S. Federal Organizations

Posted By: Wayne Lewandowski, @Wayne42675 (Twitter)
03 Aug
2016
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Einstein’s definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. And if Einstein said it, it must be true, right? Using this definition, I would argue that many IT security professionals at U.S. federal organizations suffer from cyber insanity – and here’s why… According to Gartner, the world-wide cybersecurity market topped $75 billion in 2015, and is expected to increase to $170 billion by 2020. And of the billions spent annually on information […]

Brexit: In this climate of uncertainty, Cybercrime remains constant

Posted By: Louise Bulman, AVP of EMEA | Vormetric, A Thales Company
14 Jul
2016
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In the wake of the UK’s recent decision to opt out of the EU, many UK businesses are facing a period of uncertainty. With the decrease in the value of the pound and fears over a widening IT skills gap, it is understandable that cyber security might be low down on the agendas of some UK companies. The truth of the matter is, though, that cybercrime is not going anywhere. Indeed, some experts are predicting that it will, in fact, […]

10 Dec
2015
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Twas’ the nightmare before Christmas, when all through the store, All IT departments were stirring, when news of the Target breach came ashore. The shoppers awoke to find their data handled without care, In hopes that IT soon would be there.  When breach fallout ensued there arose such a clatter, Shoppers looked to executives to see what was the matter. Along came customer churn, and the retailers’ profits fell back, And it was the CEO and CIO who had to […]

The Ramifications of the IRS Data Breach

Posted By: Alan Kessler, @kessalan
04 Jun
2015
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Last week, the IRS experienced a data breach affecting more than 100,000 citizens. The hackers accessed an IRS online system in order to obtain the personal information of taxpayers. News on this story has since generated a huge amount of coverage in major news outlets. Upon disclosing the attack, the IRS also stated the matter was under review by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration as well as the IRS’s Criminal Investigation unit. ClickToTweet: Ramifications of the IRS Breach […]

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The state of security and data breaches is no song and dance matter. We all know 2014 wasn’t shy of data breaches. We saw companies – once thought of as impenetrable – hacked. In this layout of the World’s Biggest Data Breaches, it’s clear the outlook is meek. While 2014 may have been a whirlwind of security vulnerabilities, just three months into 2015 we’ve already seen breaches at Uber, Anthem, the hotel chain Mandarin Oriental, Gemalto and others. ClickToTweet: With […]

12 Feb
2015

When it comes to data security, identifying what you consider your crown jewels is the first step in the data security recovery program. Legacy products can be expensive and negatively impact performance. Organizations need to realize that the complexity and fear of access control is a thing of the past. ClickToTweet: Why a Data Security Platform is an Enterprise Priority #DefenderOfData http://bit.ly/1uLLONG Before we get started on recovery, here are a few things you need to ask yourself: How much […]

The Anthem Data Breach—Assumptions and Allegations Abound

Posted By: charles, @chvrles (Twitter)
09 Feb
2015
Categories : Data Breach, Data Breach Disclosure, HIPAA, HITECH            1Comments           

I’m writing this blog on Monday, February 9th, late afternoon with a very full stomach. Last week we launched Vormetric Tokenization with Dynamic Data Masking and today we took the engineers out for a big lunch to celebrate. Now feeling full and contemplative, I thought I’d join the club and write about the big industry news: Anthem’s massive loss of customer and employee data. ClickToTweet: Anthem Data Breach – Allegations and Assumption Abound @cvrles #DefenderOfData http://bit.ly/1EUq5Xh A lot’s happened since […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Insider Threats

Posted By: Alan Kessler, @kessalan
05 Jan
2015
Categories : Access Control, APT, Cloud Security, Data Breach, Data Breach Disclosure, Data Security, Encryption            Leave a comment           

What does the term “insider threat” mean to you? It would be fair to assume Edward Snowden might be one of the first names or faces to pop into your head. Snowden was an insider, and he proved to be a threat. He also had malicious intentions. <ClickToTweet>: Insider Threats – More than just malicious insiders http://bit.ly/1rZpr5L #DefenderOfData But, you would be shortsighted in thinking that malicious insiders are the biggest risk to your data. While Edward Snowden may be […]

15 Dec
2014

I try to keep on top of the news, particularly as it relates to the nature and severity of cyber attacks taking place. Sadly, there’s been no shortage of reading material lately. Last month, there were reports on breaches at Kmart and Dairy Queen (my family loves Blizzards). Updates then came out about a massive breach at Home Depot. Then more recently, there’s been the spate of nation-state attacks on the USPS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Sony Entertainment […]

Another Retailer Bites the ‘Data Security’ Dust

Posted By: Tina Stewart, @socialTIS
14 Oct
2014

Personal note: When I initially laid out this blog, I planned on stepping through recent revelations in the Dairy Queen breach. However, since my initial outline, Kmart was also breached. These breaches are happening at such a frequent pace, I can’t help but feel the larger story is about security flaws within the retail space. So instead of delivering yet another Dairy Queen article among the masses, I’d instead like to look at security flaws within the retail space as […]