How businesses should prepare for Australia’s new mandatory data breach notification laws

Australia, like other countries, has not been immune to data breaches in which personal information has been exposed. The much-anticipated Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016, whereby organisations will be legally obliged to disclose data breaches, has been passed by the Australian Federal Government, and the laws will come into effect within the next […]

2015 Neiman Marcus data breach more damaging than first reported

Read why Greg Masters says that the 2015 Neiman Marcus data breach was more damaging than first reported on SC Magazine : Neiman Marcus is not having a good month as far as public relations are concerned. First, according to a report on Data Breach Today, on April 14 the luxury retailer had to file a […]

1.5 million patient records breached in March

The number of breached patient records in January and February was relatively low — 388,307 and 206,151, respectively. But that number spiked sharply in March, with 1,519,521 patient records impacted as a result of healthcare breaches. Read about the  latest Protenus Breach Barometer which reveals that a record 1.5 million patient records were breached in […]

The Data Breach Response Recipe

Read Robert Fiorito’s article about how businesses can protect themselves against a data breach on Total Food : Taking matters into your own hands for a data breach can lead to a cyber claims denial, it can broaden the reach of your hack and it can ultimately create new exposures for your organization. Even with […]

Fifth of British businesses hacked by cyber criminals

A fifth of British businesses have been hacked by cyber criminals in the last 12 months – with larger firms the most at risk. A survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC ) found 42% of big businesses had fallen victim to cyber crime, compared with 18% of small companies. Read more about the new […]

Health data breaches in March surpassed January and February combined, study finds

Security incidents spiked upward during March, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer, a monthly snapshot of reported or disclosed breaches impacting the healthcare industry, with data compiled and provided by DataBreaches.net. Read more about the new report by DataBreaches.net which reveals that healthcare data breaches in March have now surpassed Jan and Feb combined on […]

Fifth of British businesses hacked by cyber criminals

A survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) found 42% of big businesses had fallen victim to cyber crime, compared with 18% of small companies. Only a quarter (24%) of those questioned said their business had security measures in place to guard against hacking. Read about the new survey by British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) which […]

Four best practices in responding to a security breach

From Tesco’s cyberheist to the attacks carried out over Swift’s system, it’s clear the financial industry is a gold mine for cybercriminals – there’s been a 40% increase in cybercrimes targeting the financial sector over the past year despite improved risk management. Read about the four best practices to respond to a data breach according […]

Risky Business – The Valuation of Data Breaches

Read why Richard Pain says that data breach cost valuation is a risky business on MIS Asia : How can you calculate the value of a data breach in your organisation and implement an effective mitigation strategy? This is the question that Todd Forgie answers in his fascinating presentation, originally delivered at CLOUDSEC Singapore. Read his […]

New York Tallies A Record-Breaking Number Of Data Breach Notices

On March 21, 2017, the Attorney General (“AG”) of New York, Eric T. Schneiderman, announced that his office received a record number of data breach notices in 2016. The total number of breach notifications received by the AG’s office was nearly 1,300. This represents a 60% increase over the total number of reported breaches for […]