The Aftermath of the Kroger/Equifax W-2 Breach

On May 6, 2016, Kroger had to notify 430,000+ current employees and former employees that their W-2 information had been breached. Unfortunately, the breach took place through a third party vendor, Equifax W-2 eXpress site. Three parties are involved in and affected by this breach: Kroger, Equifax, and Kroger’s current and past employees. All the […]

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Ponemon Releases Sixth Annual Study on Healthcare Data Breaches

Ponemon has released it’s sixth annual study on healthcare data breaches and it has some interesting data. As it turns out, new threats and old problems cause turbulent times for Healthcare Criminal attacks from the outside and negligence from the inside continue to put patient data in the crossfire, the newly released Sixth Annual Benchmark […]

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DDoS, Ransomware & Malware Top Healthcare Cyber Threats for 2016

A new study by the Ponemon Institute and ID Experts reveals that healthcare organizations still fear DDoS attacks, and ransomware and malware attacks are new threats to the healthcare industry for 2016. Criminal attacks are still the leading cause of healthcare data breaches, and there’s no sign of that changing anywhere on the horizon. The […]

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Top Concern: The Prospect of a Big Data Breach, New Report Shows

According to a new survey by Advisen, that was commissioned by ID Experts, a majority of organizations are really concerned at the prospect of a big data breach. With the ever evolving cybersecurity landscape and advancing cyber criminal attacks, data breaches should be #1 on every company’s radar. This enlightening survey highlights several key findings, […]

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When the “Big One” Hits – Are We Prepared?

Similar to being prepared for an earthquake, we must be prepared for when cyber criminals finally take a shot (and succeed) at taking down our entire energy and utility infrastructure. A few years ago, an attack on our grid sounded like something out of a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel, but now…it’s a grim, realistic possibility. […]

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The Government’s Tight Budget – Will Privacy, Security & Customer Experience Prevail?

When it comes to healthcare, the government is on the hook to increase digital security and customer privacy; but when you factory in budget, they’re walking a tight rope and must figure out how to balance security and privacy without going over-budget. It’s definitely not impossible, but it’s no cake walk either. Especially in the […]

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Is Your FitBit a Key for Criminals?

When it comes to privacy and security vs. cool and convenient, cool and convenient tend to win leaving privacy and security in the dust. Today, there’s a culture, and almost cult-like following, of wearable devices that can answer your phone calls, track your heart rate and number of steps, respond to text messages, find cafes […]

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Just How Scary are IoT and Big Data?

Big Data and the Internet of Things are here to stay. While a boon to some, they’re trouble makers to others. The Internet of Things tends to make Big Data even bigger – not to mention riskier: “If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things—using data they gathered without any […]

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University of Central Florida – Hack that Exposed Thousands of Students’ & Employees’ PII

While the Healthcare industry may still be huge target for cyber criminals, Educational Institutions (i.e. colleges, universities, etc) aren’t far behind on the Hacker Hit List. The data that both industries keep on their constituents is a treasure trove to hackers that they can easily monetize on the Dark Web. Without the proper cyber security […]

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Nipping Employee Negligence in the Bud

Year after year, employee negligence remains a big concern for privacy and security professionals alike. In ID Experts’ 2015 Privacy and Security survey, more than 60% of privacy and security professionals listed employee negligence as a top concern, while criminal attacks/cyber criminals took a back seat. Here’s 4 steps to help mitigate the employee negligence […]

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