Tag Archives | Data Breach

4.5 Million Patients Exposed in Community Health Services Data Breach

According to multiple reports coming out of Illinois, Chinese hackers have siphoned the personal information of approximately 4.5 million patients out of Community Health Services network.  To put that in context, that’s almost the population of Ireland (4.7 Million). “While the attack certainly generates negative publicity for the company, CHS says it has insurance for […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Data Incident Response – You’re Doing it Wrong!

Using a GRC platform, spreadsheet or homegrown system to manage your privacy and security incident response?  You’re doing it wrong!  You need the right tool for the job! About five years ago I walked into a fly fishing shop near me looking for some flies.  At the time I didn’t know much about fly fishing, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

7.3 Million New Yorkers Exposed in Data Breaches in 2013

The attorney general of New York recently released a data breach report revealing that over 900 breaches resulted in the exposure of 7.3 million new yorkers sensitive information during 2013.  The breaches at Target and LivingSocial make up the largest chunk of that breached data but with 900 breaches during the whole year, businesses of […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Florida Updates Its Data Breach Law – Florida Information Protection Act of 2014

As of July 1st, Florida’s data breach law will have some teeth!  The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 was just recently signed by Governor Rick Scott and goes into effect July 1st.  Florida’s new law makes it one of the most strict out there, don’t worry California you still hold the crown, and broadens […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Data Breach Fallout

The CEO of Target has stepped down in the aftermath of the huge data breach that hit the retailer last year.  Although not a huge surprise considering how big the breach was, to see such a high profile resignation is a reminder that these incidents have significant business consequences “Target on Monday announced that Steinhafel, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Is Data Breach Prevention Dead?

It sounds silly, and might be a bit over dramatic, but is data breach prevention dead?  That’s the question being raised by several information security professionals and although the statement seems absurd, the logic isn’t. “In the past few years, we have experienced a lot more sophisticated, targeted attack activity that is a lot more […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

The Data Breach Blame Game

With the recent high profile data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus & Michaels, the retailers & banks have started to turn on each other.  This argument is not surprising now that the federal government is investigating and CEOs are being hauled in front of Congress.  Improvements to the information security infrastructure is going to require significant […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Neiman Marcus Learns Hard Lessons in Data Breach Response

Following in the steps of Target, Neiman Marcus has recently confirmed they have been the victim of a data breach.  Neiman Marcus first learned about the breach [insert date] when their POS system was [insert hacking method].  Over [insert large number] individuals were effected when [insert data types] were stolen.  It is like a data […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Target Data Breach Leads to BBB Scam Warning

While everyone was busy holiday shopping the last few months, hackers were busy breaching over 40 million credit and debit cards from the Target point of sale system.  This Target mega data breach hit the main stream media and the wolves have been out ripping Target, and their terrible info security.  The CEO even responded […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Data Breach Exposes 42 Million Plaintext Passwords – Really?

First Adobe, then PR Newswire, and now Cupid Media… but this time in plaintext.  Found in the same cache of records from the first two breaches Cupid Media had over 42 Million plaintext passwords exposed – and we thought the Adobe data breach was bad. Plaintext… really?  Information Security 101: encrypt your passwords. “The compromise […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }