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 […]

NIST Releases Internet of Things (IoT) Security Guidance

Read  David Navetta and Kris Kleiner take a analytic look at the Internet of Things guidance issued by NIST on Data Protection Report : Late last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released Special Publication 800-160 (the “Guidance”) on implementing security in Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) devices. Read their full article here.

How good is your data security? Soon, everyone will know

Read Patrick Fair’s analytical article about the Australian Mandatory data breach notification 3.0 (MDBN) data breach notification law on Australian Financial Review : A sea change in data security in Australia is on its way, as Federal Parliament prepares to pass a new legal obligation to notify a data breach to the Privacy Commissioner, anyone adversely […]

Analyzing the latest wave of mega attacks

A new report, using data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, provides analysis of the current cloud security and threat landscape, including insight into two record‑setting DDoS attacks caused by the Mirai botnet. Read the analysis of the current wave of mega DDoS attacks on Help Net Security.

Was Yahoo too slow to disclose its data breach? Senator calls for SEC investigation

Read the analysis of Yahoo data breach on CEO Dive : The SEC has never acted against a company for failing to disclose a cybersecurity incident, according to an agency spokesperson. But the Yahoo case may present the perfect opportunity to do so given the attention being paid to the incident and the sheer size […]

Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report [Study]

Read Toby Owen’s analytical study of the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report on On Ramp : When it comes to cybersecurity and securing our sensitive data, high-speed technological change has conditioned us to think the biggest risks come from some new-to-the-world vulnerability. For instance, we hear warnings that mobile attacks will be the next scourge […]

UK: Data Breach Figures In The Health Sector Are Skewed – But Only For Now

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), regulator of the Data Protection Act 1998 and other privacy related legislation, recently published its latest findings on reported security breaches involving personal data up to the end of June 2016. Read  Robert Breedon and Jocelyn S. Paulley’s analytical article about the data breach figures for health care sector in […]