Health-Care Cybersecurity Rose to Fever Pitch in 2015

Cybercriminals set their sights on the health-care industry in 2015, when it became the most frequently attacked industry and the industry to face the most severe financial consequences when an organization is attacked, according to a report by IBM. Read how the cyber attacks on health care sector rose at a feverish pitch in 2015 […]

Data breaches exposed over 707 million records in 2015

Over 707 million records were stolen last year in 1,673 separate data breaches, a new report says. That equates to about 1.9 million records stolen every day, or about 22 records every second, according to Gemalto researchers. Compared to 2014, the number of data breaches declined by 3.4 percent, and the total number of compromised records […]

Data Breaches Exposed 707 Million Records During 2015

2015 was a bad time for database administrators, says Gemalto, a data security company, after compiling all of last year’s data breaches in its bi-annual Breach Level Index report. During the past twelve months, Gemalto’s researchers observed and inventoried 1,673 data breaches that leaked in total over 707 million data records. Read more about the […]

Lessons Learned from 2015 Healthcare Data Breaches

Read Elizabeth Snell take a look at the lessons that could be learnt from 2015 health care data breaches on Health IT Security : Last year was filled with healthcare data breaches, with the top three alone combining to affect nearly 100 million individuals. Will 2016 hold the same potential threats to covered entities? How can healthcare […]

What did we learn about cybersecurity in 2015?

Read Bruce Harpham take a look at the lessons about cyber security from 2015 on CIO : A data breach can be the biggest kind of crisis an IT leader will have to face. And when an incident occurs, it’s an emergency situation – typically an all-hands-on-deck moment. Read his full article here.

27% of all malware variants in history were created in 2015

Last year was a record year for malware, according to a new report from Panda Security, with more than 84 million new malware samples collected over the course of the year. Read how 27 % of all malware variants in history were created in 2015 itself according to a report by Panda Security on CSO […]

Report: Hackers Caused 98% of Healthcare Data Breaches in 2015

1 in 3 Americans were victims of healthcare data breaches, attributed to a series of large-scale attacks that each affected more than 10 million individuals. These and other statistics are contained in Bitglass’ 2016 Healthcare Breach Report, which the company issued today. Read about the new 2016 Healthcare Breach Report by Bitglass which reveals that hackers caused […]

Cyber Security, Small Business And The 2015 Trends That Will Matter More In 2016

One year ago, we stepped into 2015 with relatively high hopes for a brighter economic future, with unemployment on the decline and job growth stimulating various industries. Though promising, the U.S. and global economies still felt the pressure of persisting, emerging and evolving challenges that would continue to color the economic landscape in the months […]

Phishing costs UK £174 Million in 2015

Phishing fraud continued to rise in 2015, with the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Get Safe Online reporting that the scams cost the victims £174.4 million. Figures from the organisations found that the number of victims of phishing frauds rose 21% in just a year. A report by Financial Fraud […]

Security Technology Trends of 2015

Read Ray Coulombe of SecuritySpecifiers.com take a look at the security technology trends of 2015 on Security Info Watch : As I reflect on this past year and look forward to an exciting and uncertain 2016, a range of thoughts come to mind. Cyber Awareness: First, I am delighted to see cyber security enter the conversation […]