New York data breaches rise by 60% due to hacking and insiders

New York data breaches have reached new heights according to the state’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Security breaches skyrocketed by 60 percent in 2016. Firms reported 1,300 breach incidents involving the data of 1.6 million New York state residents. Hacking was the prime cause, appearing in 40 percent of reports. Read about the latest report by […]

Insider threat health data breaches doubled in February, Protenus says

The number of healthcare security breaches caused by insiders doubled from January to February, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer. While both January and February had the same number of total breaches — 31 apiece, February saw a 47 percent drop in affected patient records. Read about the new Protenus Breach Barometer report which reveals […]

Insiders responsible for 58% of healthcare data breaches in February: 5 insights

February saw 31 healthcare breach incidents, representing 206,151 impacted patient records, according to a Protenus report. The report, which is part of the Protenus Breach Barometer monthly series, analyzes healthcare breaches reported to HHS or disclosed to the media during February 2017. Read about the new report by Protenus which reveals that insiders were responsible for […]

Boeing Insider Data Breach Serves as Reminder for HR

Read why Aliah D. Wright says that Boeing insider data breach is a lesson for HR department on Society for Human Resource Management : couldn’t format a spreadsheet. So he sent it to his spouse for help, ultimately causing a breach that could have exposed the personal data of 36,000 Boeing employees in four states, according to […]

Hacking Comes From Both Insiders And Outsiders

Read Brian Wallace’s article about how both insiders and outsiders form equal cyber threats to businesses on Business : When was the last time you heard about a major hack or serious data breach? They happen all the time, and most companies are woefully unprepared to deal with them. What’s more, many companies aren’t even […]

Cyber Security And The Insider: Is The Threat What It Appears?

Read Kevin Corbett take a look at the US congress notified Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2017 and how it deals with insider threats on Homeland Security : The House recently passed the Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2017 (HR 666), a bill to tighten defenses against […]

Cybersecurity: computers or humans – where does the threat lie?

Digitalisation plays a key role in the fight against payment fraud. Yet Commerzbank’s cybercrime specialists in cash services show that even in this technologically advanced environment, security threats persist. Companies must take steps to ensure that human beings – as well as computers – are protected against crime. Read how computers and humans both form […]

Healthcare data breaches ‘mostly caused by insiders’

Targeting healthcare organizations remains about as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. The industry has one of the lowest rates of data encryption and the security culture is severely lacking. Employee education remains poor, leading to a lot of costly mistakes in how patient data is handled. Read about the new report by Sophos […]

Verizon Data Breach Digest Triangulates Humanity Inside Security

If the whole security management services thing doesn’t work out, Verizon may want to consider getting into the techno-thriller mystery writing business. Its newly released Data Breach Digest is chockablock with stories of online shenanigans (with some identifying details altered) that would be right at home in an episode of Mr. Robot. Read about the […]

Verizon Data Breach Digest: How to protect your business from Fraud, Doxxing & Insider Threats

Read James Nunns explain how companies can protect themselves against cyber fraud, doxxing and insider threat on Computer Business Review : Rarely does a dull moment pass when you’re dealing with cyber security, mainly because it feels as though a new threat or data breach is just around the corner. The messaging regarding cyber security and […]