The Yin-Yang of Cybersecurity Legislation – The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Act

Read Phil Quade analyse the pros and cons of the newThe Internet of Things Cybersecurity Act 2017 on CSO Online : The dynamic of opposites permeates human culture: light and dark, push and pull, happy and sad, supply and demand, yin and yang. While we tend to prefer one over the other, the reality is […]

How likely are you to become a victim of a data breach?

2017 has been a productive year for cybercriminals – there were 2,227 public data breaches as of June 30, according to a mid-year report from cybersecurity firm Risk Based Security. More than six billion records have been stolen in 2017, surpassing the total number of records infiltrated during 2016. Read more about the analysis of the […]

Statistics Show Data Breaches Increasing at Record Pace in United States

Statistics released by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout reveal the number of data breaches in the U.S. tracked through June 30, 2017 hit a half-year record high of 791, according to an ITRC press release. At this pace, ITRC anticipates the number of data breaches could reach 1,500 in 2017, a 37 […]

The internet of things and cybersecurity vulnerabilities

The internet of things is defined as the interconnectivity or networking of devices, sensors and electronics to communicate through software. With IoT and the typical computing infrastructure that is very familiar, the change in data, access, connectivity and monitoring requires a cybersecurity approach. Read the analytical article about Internet of Things and how it effects […]

The Evolution of the President’s Commission to Enhance National Cyber Security

Read Pamela Passman’s analytical article about the new United States President’s commission to enhance cyber security on JD Supra : Through a presidential commission and executive order, the presidencies of the former and current administrations have been linked in a shared effort to bolster our nation’s cyber security. Read her full article here.

Data breaches and cybersecurity now top C-Suite concerns

Read Paul A. Laudicina and Eric R. Peterson analyse the new “2017 Views from the C-Suite” on Information Management : Among the interesting results from our 2017 Views from the C-Suite survey of global executives is the fact that, of all the myriad challenges facing businesses worldwide, executives are most concerned about cybersecurity. An overwhelming 85 percent […]

UK Healthcare Accounts for 43% of all Breaches

The British healthcare system experienced 2447 incidents and accounted for 43% of all reported incidents between January 2014 and December 2016. According to data received from the Information Commissioner’s office and analyzed by Egress Software Technologies, the number of incidents rose by 20% compared to the previous time period from 184 incidents in the last quarter […]

Prioritise intent, not effects: A nuanced approach to DDoS cyber attacks and free speech

Read  Izaan Khan’s article about having a nuanced view of DDoS cyber attacks on Legal Cheek : Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are attempts to temporarily take down a system (usually an online service through its web server) by overloading it with traffic from multiple sources. It can be analogised to having a large […]

Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report Released

We follow the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report each year. It just hit the news stand and as always, is full of insights. The report collected data from 65 organizations in 84 countries, including 42,068 cybersecurity incidents and 1,935 data breaches. Read  Kelly Sweeney analysis of Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report on JDSupra.

Most Americans Are Victims of a Data Breach

The majority of Americans (64%) have personally experienced a major data breach, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Nearly half (49%) feel as if their personal information is less secure than it was five years ago. Read the analytical article about the results of Pew Research Center’s new study on Low […]