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SolarWinds breach compels SEC probe

In the continued aftermath of the 2019 SolarWinds breach, new developments see the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asking hundreds of firms to hand over information dating back to October 2019 that pertains to “any other” breach or ransomware incident in which any SolarWinds network software updates were downloaded.  This totaled over 18,000 SolarWinds… Read More

Are we at DEFCON 1 for Data Breaches? 

How government agencies can ensure that their valuable data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands  Cybercrime continues to be on a steady incline.  No matter what type of industry or organization you work in, it knows no boundaries.  In this paper, however, we take a closer look at the  government sector.  The organizations and agencies… Read More

Data breaches at JPMorgan Chase and T-Mobile

A couple of big name breaches have made the news recently, from both JPMorgan Chase and T-Mobile. In the former, the bank warned that a number of customers had their personal information accessible to others via the mobile app or website.  Among the information were potentially account numbers, balances and transactions.  As of yet, no… Read More

You’re collecting data on your website, but is it secure?

No matter what website builder you may be using, there are always security concerns to ensure that both yours and your users’ sensitive data aren’t compromised when a breach occurs. This is especially true on sites with a higher degree of user interactivity.  If people are sharing their personal details on a website, the risk… Read More

Microsoft Surface delivers on power and speed, but is the data on your device secure?

The rapidly growing remote workforce is dramatically changing how we live and work to meet the new hybrid collaborative economy.  According to TechRadar, 82% of managers say that even post-COVID they will have more flexible remote working policies.  This demands more flexibility and mobility with the tools we use to get the job done –… Read More

Differing attitudes toward security create remote working risks

We’ve examined in recent weeks the risks that come from widespread remote working.  Now, thanks to a study from Tessian, new insights are coming to light.  Most notably, a disconnect persists between IT staff and an organization’s employees regarding best security behaviors.  Surveying 2,000 professionals in the US and UK, Tessian found that only about… Read More

Facebook isn’t providing identity theft protection for users

Following up on Facebook’s latest data scandal, new updates have been rolling in.  For instance, did you know that only 30 million accounts were breached in total, and not the 50 million as initially reported?  I guess the company found that 40% reduction satisfactory enough to justify their latest action—or inaction, as it were.  I… Read More

Power, Responsibility, and Corruption: Facebook at a Crossroads

There has been some questioning, since the news broke, about whether this incident involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica technically qualifies as a data breach.  Whether it does or not, European legislators will be among the first to take a serious look into the matter. You’ve probably heard the story by now: how data analytics firm… Read More

New Frontiers Challenge Data Security

The image of a Tesla Roadster cruising around the backdrop of Planet Earth is one that will surely appear in future history books (or Kindles or Nooks or whatever students will eventually use).  A historic and slightly weird visual, it was a good look for Tesla, to be part of something so unprecedented. Not so… Read More

Is the Wi-Fi Sky Falling or Not?

It’s official.  Wi-Fi security has been cracked.  More specifically, its security protocol has been compromised by a bug known as KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack).  Leveraging a weakness in the WPA2 protocol, which secures most wireless networks, KRACK can virtually create a skeleton key for a network using the protocol’s “four-way handshake” method of authentication for… Read More

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