Fixing the People Problem: Why Security Awareness Should Come First

Fixing the People Problem: Why Security Awareness Should Come First

It happens all too often. Imagine a Human Resources (HR) assistant receives an email from the CFO requesting an update to the companies account and routing number. The email appears to be legitimate and the diligent employee rushes to handle the CFOs request only to discover later it was a phishing email. These types of social engineering attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and difficult to detect. So what are your employees supposed to do?

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IoT, Medical Devices, and Cybersecurity Concerns

IoT, Medical Devices, and Cybersecurity Concerns

Not so long ago, medical devices required only physical security considerations—only those who had access to the device could access the device’s data. However, through the Internet of Things (IoT), medical devices’ connectivity to the cloud has put them in the cross-hairs of cyber attackers.

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A Look Inside the Cybercrime-as-a-Service Industry

A Look Inside the Cybercrime-as-a-Service Industry

There’s a skills-gap and specialist shortage in the cybercrime industry. You read that correctly. Cybercriminals are looking for new recruits to fill positions in the rapidly growing cybercrime as a service (CaaS) industry. Although it sounds like something out of a low-budget science fiction flick, CaaS is very real and thriving.

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A Brief Overview of Data Breach Notification Requirements

A Brief Overview of Data Breach Notification Requirements

In an October 2016 data breach, the email addresses, phone numbers, and names of 57 million customers and personal information of approximately 7 million drivers was stolen from Uber. Although the company immediately worked to secure the data and prevent further unauthorized access, the data breach went unreported to authorities and victims for more than a year, with the company finally coming forward toward the end of 2017. Uber has openly stated that it mishandled the situation, but the attack and response raises the question: How long do companies have to notify regulating bodies and those affected when a data breach occurs?

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Are You Liable for a Vendor Data Breach?

Are You Liable for a Vendor Data Breach?

According to the 2017 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study, the average global cost of a data breach is $3.62 million, and the average cost for each record lost or stolen with sensitive data is $141. The study also found that the size and number of breaches is increasing. And, not surprisingly, many of these incidents, approximately 63%, are the result of third-party vendor breaches. So where does responsibility lie for a vendor-caused data breach that affects your business?

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5 Data Security Plan Requirements for Every Business Owner

5 Data Security Plan Requirements for Every Business Owner

Whether an organization hasn’t developed a data security plan out of a false sense of security or a lack of expertise, the results will be the same. A security breach will be debilitating. Every business owner, regardless of company size, should develop and implement a concrete data security plan.

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5 Big Data Breach Myths the Hackers Don't Want Exposed

5 Big Data Breach Myths the Hackers Don't Want Exposed

We all have sneaking suspicions about security, but as with all assumptions, some of these beliefs are actually myths. And they’re myths that hackers hope stay around as long as Nessie and Yetis. Separating reality from fairytale can help you keep your organization secure.

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Learning from Equifax: 5 Ways to Guard Against Corporate Identity Theft

Learning from Equifax: 5 Ways to Guard Against Corporate Identity Theft

The recent Equifax credit bureau data breach has brought corporate identity (ID) theft to the forefront of our collective conscience; however, it's not just individuals at risk. Organizations, large and small, are tasked with storing an extensive amount of sensitive information in personnel files, human resources (HR) documents, and corporate collateral, putting them at risk for identify theft as well. Read these five tips on how to guard against corporate identity theft.

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Navigating the Data Security Breach Landscape in 2017 and Beyond

Navigating the Data Security Breach Landscape in 2017 and Beyond

According to the Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual study on data breach corporate preparedness, Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach?, 52 percent of companies experienced data breaches in 2016. This is an increase of 33 since in 2013. A data security breach is an incident in which an unauthorized individual steals, uses, or views protected, sensitive, or confidential data, and data breaches affect organizations small and large across all industries. Learn about the biggest 2017 cybersecurity trends and how to mitigate breaches below.

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