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Crypto.com and rising data breach numbers

Surprising possibly no one, the latest annual report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) shows that the number of data breaches rose 68% in 2021 compared to the year before.  Every industry except the military experienced an increase in the number of breaches.  Similarly, ransomware has doubled in use in each of the past… Read More

Data Security Best Practices For Businesses in 2022

Cybersecurity is more important today than ever before. It is imperative that security policies are made and reviewed now before there is a breach. With over 20 years as a pioneer in data security, below are proven best practices we, at NetLib Security, have compiled to help you simplify security and transparently protect stored data… Read More

Hard drive file leads to data breach

The time before a data breach is the most important period in an organization’s data security practice.  The variety of ways in which employees can accidentally compromise everything speaks to the value of ensuring the data on a network is worthless to intruders, even after a breach. Incidents like the breach of the Rhode Island… Read More

Log4J bug hits everything, everywhere

Engineers at Google and scores of other tech companies have endured a less than pleasant couple of weeks, ever since the discovery of the log4j bug.  It has been described as the most serious data breach ever, due to the sheer volume of online services that use the log4j code, which helps applications track their… Read More

Zero Trust as part of data security policy

Examining over 530 data breaches across 17 countries, a 2021 report from the Ponemon Institute reveals that the average cost per breach this year increased by 10%, the largest such spike in years.  According to the report, the most substantial hit to a breached firm comes from lost business, followed by spending on breach notifications,… Read More

Robinhood’s breach brings lawsuit

Robinhood Markets Inc. is now facing a lawsuit for its recent data breach, one that saw about 7 million individuals have their personal data stolen, or one-third of Robinhood’s total userbase.  Hackers in this case utilized social engineering, fooling a customer service representative over the phone, which allowed them entry.  Once again, it’s interesting how… Read More

12 hackers arrested in Europe

According to security groups Kaspersky and Emsisoft, 2020 saw approximately 65,000 successful ransomware attacks worldwide.  As part of a joint operation, Europol has recently arrested 12 of the contributors to this total. After much coordination by the agency and involvement with other authorities in Europe and the US, the suspects were apprehended in the Ukraine… Read More

Amazon’s GDPR Penalties

A massive fine against Amazon for GDPR violations was instituted this month, and now the corporate giant is appealing the results.  Insisting the $865 million penalty is completely baseless and unwarranted, Amazon has taken its issue up with the Luxembourg Administrative Tribunal after the country’s data protection regulator levied the fine in July.  Indeed, Amazon… Read More

Nuclear sub data smuggled in sandwich (but not a sub)

Selling nuclear warship data and FBI arrests go together like PB & J.  In this case, literally, since the guilty party hid the SD storage card containing the data inside an actual sandwich.  I didn’t have that on my data security bingo.  A US Navy engineer and his wife are now accused of planning to… Read More

The risks and costs of poor data security hygiene

The physical risks of data security often get overlooked, but they can still come back to bite you.  The HealthReach Community Health Centers in Maine recently had to notify over 100,000 patients of a breach due to a simple hard drive disposal done wrong.  Combined with this physical vulnerability is that of third-party errors, as… Read More

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