Businesses Account for More Than Half of All Data Breaches

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) indicates that there have been 1,152 data breaches recorded this year through November 7 and that nearly 172 million records have been exposed since the beginning of the year. The incident total is 21.4% higher than at the same time last year. Read about the […]

Consumers Don’t Trust Businesses Can Protect Their Data

High-profile breaches around the globe are putting consumers on edge and instilling a sense of mistrust that financial institutions and other businesses can deal with securing their sensitive information and data, according to two recent reports. Read about the new PwC report which reveals that 69% of consumers believe companies they patronize are vulnerable to hacks […]

Ouch! Feeling The Pain Of Cybersecurity In Healthcare

There’s no vaccination that can stem the outbreak of recent healthcare-related data breaches. If anyone needs a reminder about why medical records are increasingly a target, just thumb through all the personal identifiable information stored in your cell phones, fitness trackers, social media, the cloud, and in service provider databases. There are lots of reasons why medical […]

Ransom Requests Double And Cyberattack Breaches Surge 23 Percent In 2014

Last year saw a host of high-profile hacking cases in the news. None were more high profile than the Korean hacking of Sony, a move which had international political ramifications and saw thecompany’s CEO lose her job. It seems that these were not isolated incidents, either, as there was a surge in successful cyber attacks in 2014. […]

Here’s Why You Need To Worry About Data Breaches

Any breach of your data, even if you think it’s inconsequential and minor, could be just the first step on the path to hackers getting at your bank account, a report released Tuesday by Verizon Enterprise shows. Hackers play the long game, trying several routes until they have sufficient information to pries open the data that counts. In short, just because you […]

Health data breaches on the rise

Large-scale health data breaches reported by doctors and health plans have been rising steadily, a new report shows. From 2010 to 2013, nearly 1000 large breaches affected more than 29 million individual health records, and more than half resulted from theft or loss of laptops, thumb drives and paper records, according to researchers with access to […]

Recent data breaches prompts local small businesses to stay alert

We live in a world where technology touches everything, including our personal information. With the recent data breaches we’ve seen at major retailers, small business owners in our area are staying on their toes to make sure that doesn’t happen to their business and their customers. “It is an area unfortunately that the criminal element […]

Make it stop!: Data breaches

Read Lena Smart, CIO, New York Power Authority share the lessons learned for halting data breaches on SC Magazine : Moving into 2015 there’s a general sense of uneasiness in the IT security community. While the Ponemon Institute dubbed 2014 the year of mega breaches, there’s no indication that this year is going to be […]

Obama Signs Executive Order on Private-Sector Info-Sharing

President Obama has signed an executive order aimed at encouraging information-sharing to thwart hacking attacks on private enterprise. The order lays out a framework for “expanded information-sharing designed to help companies work together, and work with the federal government, to quickly identify and protect against cyber-threats.” Read more on the executive order signed by President […]

CEO heads may roll for security breaches in wake of Sony boss’ exit, experts say

The massive, embarrassing data breach that preceded the exit of Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal put CEOs on notice that failure to take information security seriously may now be a firing offense. Yet the data hemorrhaging continues. Last week, as many as 80 million customers at insurer Anthem Inc. had their information stolen. And while […]