Horizon Air tragedy highlights airline insider threat vulnerability

Horizon Air tragedy highlights airline insider threat vulnerability

The ease at which a Horizon Air employee was able to steal and crash a Bombardier Q400 turboprop will likely prompt airlines to develop an insider threat mitigation strategy to close this vulnerability.

08/13/18

How did the TimeHop data breach happen?

How did the TimeHop data breach happen?

Compromise of an employee's credentials, lack of multi-factor authentication, and weak insider threat analysis all played a factor in the recent TimeHop data breach in which 21 million user accounts were compromised.

08/10/18

How pervasive is the insider threat in your company?

How pervasive is the insider threat in your company?

The Dtex 2018 Threat Report finds that 100 percent of companies have blind spots when it comes to the insider threat.

08/01/18

Apple insider attempts to take autonomous car secrets to China

Apple insider attempts to take autonomous car secrets to China

Xiaolang Zhang, an Apple hardware engineer, harvested 40 gigs of data about the Apple Car and took a server and circuit boards prior to announcing his intent to join XMotors and return to China.

07/12/18

Sinovel Wind Group found guilty of IP theft, fined $1.5 million
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Sinovel Wind Group found guilty of IP theft, fined $1.5 million

While American Superconductor's data logs and stores were helpful in convicting Sinovel Wind Group of IP theft, a data loss prevention strategy could have identified the thieves' activities sooner.

07/09/18

When an insider rides Pegasus into the dark web

When an insider rides Pegasus into the dark web

An NSO Group employee, who'd worked there for only about 90 days, copied the company's Pegasus software and offered it for sale on the dark web for $50 million.

07/06/18

Reality Winner pleads guilty to revealing NSA secrets

Reality Winner pleads guilty to revealing NSA secrets

Reality Winner, who was charged with giving a classified NSA report to the Intercept, pled guilty to sharing National Defense information.

06/28/18

Insider threat becomes reality for Elon Musk

Insider threat becomes reality for Elon Musk

Every company needs to worry about the insider threat and Tesla is no exception. Now, Tesla has sued former employee Martin Tripp for sabotage and intellectual property theft.

06/26/18

When your career is derailed by your girlfriend tampering with your email

When your career is derailed by your girlfriend tampering with your email

Eric Abramovitz, a gifted clarinetist, had opportunity squandered when his girlfriend executed a classic "business email compromise."

06/19/18

Josh Schulte: CIA insider gone south or repugnant criminal?

Josh Schulte: CIA insider gone south or repugnant criminal?

Josh Schulte, believed to have been the source of the leaked the "Vault 7" Wikileaks trove of CIA tools, has been charged with a heinous crime concerning illegal images.

06/11/18

CIA contractor secretly hoards his classified work

CIA contractor secretly hoards his classified work

Former CIA contractor Reynaldo Regis pled guilty to keeping secret notebooks of his work within the CIA from 2006-2016 and storing the notebooks in his home.

05/30/18

David Jewberg — social engineering the Russia conversation

David Jewberg — social engineering the Russia conversation

The David Jewberg persona trolled Russian and Ukrainian media. The question remains: Was it the alter ego of Dan Rapoport or a creation to social engineer the Russian dialog?

05/29/18

Chinese citizen tries to steal advanced robotic technology IP

Chinese citizen tries to steal advanced robotic technology IP

Medrobotics' CEO caught Dong Liu in the company's conference room attempting to steal advanced robotic intellectual property.

05/23/18

Theft of North Korean secrets may have pushed Kim Jong Un into talks

Theft of North Korean secrets may have pushed Kim Jong Un into talks

The ultimate insider has made off with North Korea's cyber intelligence, counterintelligence and nuclear secrets, causing people to think that's why Kim Jong Un met with South Korea's leader.

05/14/18

Apple means business when protecting intellectual property

Apple means business when protecting intellectual property

Apple takes the protection of intellectual property very seriously. In 2017, it says 27 people were caught and 12 arrested for revealing inside information.

05/04/18

Aviation industry takes steps to mitigate insider threats

Aviation industry takes steps to mitigate insider threats

The aviation industry realizes insider threats are a reality and is working within the public-private partnership to heighten awareness of them.

04/26/18

Charter Communications, who can you trust?

Charter Communications, who can you trust?

Charter Communications, its union, its customers and the New York attorney general all are experiencing trust issues.

04/20/18

No Congressional background check for IT contractor charged with fraud

No Congressional background check for IT contractor charged with fraud

Imran Awan was an IT contractor to members of Congress, with access to their email servers, yet not even a basic background check was conducted.

04/10/18

Paper healthcare records highly vulnerable, yet often overlooked

Paper healthcare records highly vulnerable, yet often overlooked

It isn't just digital healthcare records that are vulnerable. Paper records are regularly compromised -- and they're the easiest for healthcare organizations to protect.

04/06/18

Iran's need to steal intellectual property

Iran's need to steal intellectual property

The indictment of nine Iranians by the DOJ is one in a long string of incursions by Iran to compromise trusted insiders and steal intellectual property.

03/30/18

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