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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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What IoT Devices Mean for InfoSec

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a boon to our society, connecting individuals regardless of time zones and distance, but did we ever stop to think about the privacy and security risks? When last month’s DDoS attacks hit Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, etc., no one would’ve thought to look at connected printers, VoIP phones, webcams, […]

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DDoS and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay, but are we fully prepared for the privacy and security implications that come with it? As it turns out, IoT played a part in last month’s DDoS attacks against Spotify, Netflix, Airbnb and Twitter, to name a few. The recent DDoS attacks demonstrated that the real […]

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Global Cost of Cyber Crime to Hit $6 Trillion in 2016

The global cost of cyber crime, according to a recent study by Cybersecurity Ventures and the Ponemon Institute, could reach $6 trillion before the end of 2016. While $6 trillion may seem a little high, more than a trillion isn’t unlikely either. A report out by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts global annual cybercrime costs will grow […]

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Privacy & Security Certifications – Which Ones Are Right For You?

When it comes to getting privacy or security certifications, there’s a ton of options, but which one is right for you? ISACA, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), The International Information System Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2), and the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) are only a few of the associations that offer certifications. If you consider […]

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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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Ponemon Releases Fifth Annual Study on Healthcare Data Breaches

Ponemon has release it’s fifth annual study on healthcare data breaches and it has some interesting data. The Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, sponsored by ID Experts, shows that, for the first time, criminal attacks are the number-one root cause of healthcare data breaches. We calculated a 125 percent […]

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Community College Data Breach Leaks 125,000 SSN’s

Kirkwood Community College’s Website was hacked on March 13th, exposing 125,000 social security numbers of people who applied during an 8 year period. I can imagine notification on this population would be a nightmare, a large, highly mobile population. The college, which announced the unlawful incident on Monday, said archived application information from February 2005 […]

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dBCS Orange Bowl: University of South Carolina vs. University of Texas

In 2012 we learned that university data breaches are a real and growing threat. In honor of this week’s bowl games we decided to unscientifically match two large university data breaches in a comparative discussion. With 2013 being the year of prevention, we hope that both teams walk away with good ideas on how to […]

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Great Healthcare Data Breach Security Tips for the New Year

Now that the holidays are over we can finally look forward to 2013 and leave that pesky 2012 behind us.  With the new year comes new challenges – the threat of a data breach still exists and is ever increasing.  In order to prevent data breaches you have to be ever creative in your preventive […]

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