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Quest Diagnostics Labs Suffer a Data Breach

Quest Diagnostics’ patient data has been accessed by an unauthorized third party, affecting more than 30,000 patients. Like many other breaches, the unauthorized hacker accessed Quest Diagnostics’ data base via the MyQuest via Care360 internet app. Clinical laboratory services company Quest Diagnostics announced Monday that it is investigating a third-party hack into an internet application […]

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Yahoo Discovers ANOTHER Breach

Earlier this year, Yahoo discovered they had a security breach that compromised 500 million user accounts. Within the last few weeks, Yahoo uncovered yet another breach believed to be entirely separate that compromised more than 1 billion user accounts. Yahoo has suffered another hack. The company disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of […]

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The Many Faces of Ransomware

Ransomware has been around for awhile now, but only in 2016 did it start becoming a “household” name and featured in the news. With its big debut also comes evolution – ransomware comes in many different shapes, sizes and families. As the season of evil witches, ghosts, goblins, and ghouls approaches, it’s time to be […]

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Are Millennials Changing the Face of Cybersecurity?

Millennials have now surpassed baby boomers in the work place, and are making their impact known. Although millennials were raised in a digital age, they don’t seem to have the same information security savvy when it comes to both their professional and personal lives. So what does that mean for your organization? According to the […]

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Ransomware: Beware & Be Prepared!

Ransomware has been popping up in headlines quite a bit lately, and while it’s nothing to scoff at, there’s a few things you can do prepare. First, you can start by learning the basics. Ransomware is an epidemic. Every day more businesses, consumers, government and other organizations are finding their critical data held hostage and […]

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Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals

Across the United States, if not internationally, there’s a plethora of unfilled cybersecurity positions; approximately 1 million to be exact. In 2015, there were more than 209k unfilled cybersecurity positions within the United States, Why is there such a shortage, and how do we fix it? All those job openings mean there are a lot […]

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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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Symantec Report Highlights Hacking as Cause for Majority of Data Breach Records

Symantec released their Global Internet Security Report for 2009 which explores in great detail the causes of data breach incidents. It finds that hacking attacks are responsible for the majority of personal identity records exposed in 2009. “In 2009, 60 percent of identities exposed were compromised by hacking attacks, which are another form of targeted […]

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A chronology of data breaches since 2005

Only a true data breach geek would be excited for this resource – a chronology of data breaches since 2005.  The overall number they’re reporting as being the total number of records containing sensitive material being compromised in a data breach since January 2005 is 223,685,799.  That’s right: over two hundred twenty million records. The […]

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