Don’t lower guard against growing cybersecurity threat, firms urged

THE growing cybersecurity threat in Malaysia has called for a more proactive approach by all stakeholders in dealing with such a menace. While Malaysia is ranked third globally in its commitment to address cybersecurity issues, it is ranked sixth in the region and 33rd globally in terms of vulnerability to cyberattacks. Read/see the infographic explaining the […]

2017 Data Breaches Total Continues Climb, Up 24% Year Over Year

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is that there have been 917 data breaches recorded this year through August 16 and that nearly 17 million records have been exposed since the beginning of the year. The incident total is 24% higher than at the same time last year. Read about the […]

Delaware Amends Data Breach Statute

Delaware has joined the growing list of states that have recently amended their data breach laws. With passage of the first significant amendments to its data breach law since 2005, Delaware continues a state-law trend of creating new, widely applicable obligations to implement reasonable security measures; protect additional types of personal information; notify individuals, regulators, […]

Cybersecurity is a big issue for the healthcare industry

Read why Thomas Russell says that healthcare industry still lags behind in cyber security on Colorado Springs Independent : Our healthcare industry is woefully behind the financial and government industries when it comes to protecting data from intruders. Budgeting, recruiting cyber security professionals, a lack of understanding, and awareness and training in modern cybersecurity risks are […]

Many organizations still stymied by global privacy and security rules

While companies generally are aware of and intimidated by global privacy and data security regulations, many fail to properly understand and address necessary organizational changes to comply, according to a recent study by Experian Data Breach Resolution and Ponemon Institute. Read about the new study by Experian Data Breach Resolution and Ponemon Institute which reveals that […]

Retailers Fear Data Breaches — Here’s How They Can Guard Against Them

Read Phil Goldstein’s article about how retailers can take guard against data breaches on Biz Tech Magazine : It almost seems like data breaches at retailers are inevitable. Several retailers have suffered high-profile data breaches so far in 2017, including Arby’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers and Kmart. While U.S. retailers report fewer breaches this […]

How to Prepare for New Data Regulations in Europe (Perspective)

Read Laura Fischer’s perspective about the upcoming GDPR regulations in European Union on Bloomberg Law : A surprising 80 percent of international IT professionals say they know little to nothing about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to a Dell survey. And a staggering 97 percent said their organizations do not have a plan […]

The data breach blame game

Read Nick Ismail’s article on the data breach blame game played by victim firms on Information Age : The cyber threat to UK business is significant and growing. Since February, when the National Cyber Security Centre was opened, the UK has been hit by 188 high-level attacks which were serious enough to warrant NCSC involvement, […]

Small and medium-sized businesses are not investing in cyber protection despite spate of attacks

Small and medium-sized businesses are not earmarking significant amounts of cash to bolster their cyber-security defences, despite almost one-sixth of all companies suffering an attack within the last year. Read about the new report by Zurich which reveals that small and medium businesses are still not received prepared for cyber attacks on Independent.

Healthcare data breaches caused by hacks are on the rise

Data breaches caused by hacking, so-called IT incidents and unauthorized access are on the rise, with 162% more incidents at healthcare organizations so far in 2017 as there were in all of 2016, according to data from HHS’ Office for Civil Rights. Read about the new report by HHS’ Office for Civil Rights which reveals that […]