Users take the cheese to solve data breaches

Cheese Movers International’s restructuring resulted in some employees being unhappy with either their new role or the new management. And unhappy employees, especially those who know the system well and have access, can become major problems for companies. Read about the new Verizon’s recently released annual breach report and its surprising conclusions on CSO Online.

Credit monitoring services can mitigate effect of data breach, says expert

Read Philip Kemp’s article about how credit monitoring services can mitigate the effect of a data breach on Out-Law : Providing credit monitoring services can help reduce the reputational damage that businesses can suffer when customer data is compromised in a cyber attack, and it has also been shown to help reduce the level of fine […]

New Mandatory Data Breach Laws for Australia – what does it mean to organisations trading in Australia?

Read Mark Vincent explain the new Australian data breach notification law and what it means to companies having businesses in Australia on Lexology : A data breach arises where there has been unauthorised access to, or unauthorised disclosure of, personal information about one or more individuals, or where such information is lost in circumstances that are […]

What You Need to Know About Yahoo’s Latest Data Breach

Digital Defense is a live webcast featuring Bloomberg Technology cybercrimes reporter Jordan Robertson. This week, we’ll discuss a possible third breach at Yahoo and how users can protect their accounts. Jordan will take questions from the audience. Watch every Thursday on, Facebook and YouTube. Read/see what you need to know about the third Yahoo […]

What do the data breach notification laws mean?

Read Stephen Withers explain what the data breach notification laws mean on Bit : The passage of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 establishes a mandatory data breach notification scheme in Australia. “I look forward to working with government, business and consumer groups during transition to this new scheme; which will help protect the privacy […]

New Mexico close to data breach bill

New Mexico’s House of Representatives passed a data breach bill on Wednesday night by a unanimous vote, according to the Grant County Beat. Bill 15, known as the Data Breach Notification Act, was sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Bernalillo). It will require service providers to put in place reasonable procedures to safeguard personally identifying information (PII) […]

Data breaches becoming more complex, pervasive and damaging – Verizon

Now, nearly every data breach leaves a lingering, if not lasting imprint on an enterprise.The second annual Verizon data breach report found that the human element is again front and centre this year.Humans continue to play a significant role in data breaches and cyber security incidents, fulfilling the roles of threat actors, targeted victims and […]

Data Breaches in 2017: No Relief in Sight

Read why Robert D. Chesler and Marc D. Schein say that there will be no relief in data breaches in 2017 on CU Times : The Ponemon 2016 Cost of Breach Study underscores the need for companies to take all necessary measures to combat the scourge of data breaches. These include the establishment of a chief […]

High-profile data breaches highlight need for a new generation of cybersecurity

Read Gianluca D’Antonio’s article about how big data breaches highlight the need for new generation of cyber security on Fast Company : Russian hackers. Julian Assange. The Target data theft. Edward Snowden. Clinton’s emails. This flurry of high-profile data breaches has put the issue of cybersecurity on everyone’s minds. As the world becomes increasingly digital and […]

Data breach reports set to “skyrocket” in 2017 thanks to passing of Digital Privacy Act

Reports of data breaches in Canada will “skyrocket” this year, Kevvie Fowler, KPMG’s national leader of cyber response in Canada, has predicted to the CBC. Upcoming changes in Canadian privacy law, as well as guidance from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), will force companies to be more transparent about cyberattacks than they have in the past, […]