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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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What’s the Problem With Forgotten Data?…EVERYTHING!

Regardless of industry, business deal with tons of data on a daily basis. Have you ever wondered what happens to that data? It’s used, filed away and forgotten — but what does that mean in relation to your business down the road? A majority of today’s data breaches involve forgotten data, which means it’s that […]

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Building Cyber Breach Resilience in a Nutshell

Data breaches are still all over the headlines, and there’s no sign of breaches stopping any time soon. Cyber criminals use all sorts of methods to gain access to systems, but a common finding is that human error is the cause of many larger breaches. By human error, we mean by accidentally being fooled into […]

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The Internet of Things: Time to Get Smart About Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) is inevitable and it’s a doozie. IoT technology is outpacing security; and regardless of whether you’re using connected industrial controllers, cloud technology or smart technology, you and your staff are using an increasing number of devices that can put your business in danger.  Cell phones, FitBits, baby monitors, smart watches, […]

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Malicious Attacks now Leading Cause of Healthcare Data Breaches

A new study by the Ponemon Institute and ID Experts reveals a trend that has the Healthcare industry on edge. For the first year in it’s five years of reporting, malicious criminal attacks now lead the pack for healthcare data breach causes – previously, unintentional events/accidents were the leading cause of healthcare breaches. This comes […]

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How Breaches like Target and Home Deport are Changing the Role of the CISO

With the 1 year anniversary of the Target data breach approaching much has changed in the privacy and information security landscape since the mega breach.  No position has felt the ripple more than the Chief Information Security Officer.  The risks have not subsided, or the challenges reduced, but the level of publicity those two breaches […]

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Why consistent incident risk assessment is so hard, yet so important

Organizations have a renewed focus on privacy & security incident assessment and response but continue to struggle with consistent processes.  The importance of a consistent incident risk assessment cannot be overstated.  The article below breaks down the reason why consistency is so important and why it is so challenging. Why it is so important: “If […]

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The Evolving Role of the CISO

The world is changing. The threats are changing. The technology is changing. It makes sense that our roles, our titles and our responsibilities are changing as well and information security officers are no different. “Twenty years ago, when businesses began hiring CISOs, business advantage derived from working with data within the organization. Data lived primarily […]

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Experian sells sensitive info to ID Theft ring, 500,000k records exposed

Experian is at the center of another data breach involving its own records – this time it sold customer data to an ID theft ring based in Vietnam.  Brian Kerbs has been investigating an underground ID Theft service called Superget.info, “a fraudster-friendly site that marketed the ability to look up full Social Security numbers, birthdays, […]

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South Carolina Data Breach Victims Experience A Fast One

Experian, the company hired to respond and mitigate the huge South Carolina Department of Revenue data breach, has been misleading the people of South Carolina, possibly causing confusion and unnecessary costs.  Experian was awarded a 1 year 12 million dollar no bid contract by the State to respond to the massive data breach and offer […]

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