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Have you been ransomware’d yet?

You need to understand why this is one of the most potent attacks – what you must do to avoid becoming a target.

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11 new state privacy and security laws explained: Is your business ready?

States from Maine to California have recently enacted privacy, data security, cybersecurity, and data breach notification laws. Let's break down what each of these laws entails and how businesses and consumers are affected.

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Is the cloud lulling us into security complacency?

In other words, is reliance on cloud services lulling us into security complacency?

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The biggest data breach fines, penalties and settlements so far

Hacks and data thefts, enabled by weak security, cover-ups or avoidable mistakes have cost these companies a total of nearly $1.23 billion and counting.

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Equifax’s data breach disaster: Will it change executive attitudes toward security?

Equifax's 2017 breach will cost it billions in fines, customer restitution and mandated and voluntary security improvements. All organizations that profit from consumer data should take notice.

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What is the dark web? How to access it and what you'll find

The dark web is part of the internet that isn't visible to search engines and requires the use of an anonymizing browser called Tor to be accessed.

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A new website explains data breach risk

Breach Clarity ranks the risk of stolen or exposed personal data. It's a much needed work in progress.

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Forthright handling of cybercrime essential to improved results

While it is has become generally well-known that enterprises have a problem dealing with cybercrime, the true extent of the problem is much worse than many realize. In fact, even the entities that really ought to know the reality –...

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Emerging security threats at the half-year mark

We’ve hit the halfway mark of 2019, and I’m sure that we have all noticed some interesting happenings in the cybersecurity world. I’d like to highlight a few that I’ve found interesting, but also disturbing – and I am sure that there...

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From phish to network compromise in two hours: How Carbanak operates

Cybercriminal group Carbanak has stolen hundreds of millions of dollars from financial institutions. Here's a detailed analysis by Bitdefender of an attack on one bank.

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What is Magecart? How this hacker group steals payment card data

Hacking groups that make up Magecart are effective and persistent at stealing customer and payment card data through skimmers. Here's how they work and what you can do to mitigate the risk.

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2016 election hacking in Florida: Russian emails, hidden tracks

The Mueller Report says the Russians planted malware on at least one Florida county system, and Florida's governor announces that two counties were hacked in 2016. Experts believe the problem could be bigger.

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Why reported breaches are the tip of the iceberg

Thousands of businesses are breached every day without them even knowing it, compromising payment card data. The EMV chip isn’t the solution, but data devaluation can reduce the impact.

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200 million-record breach: Why collecting too much data raises risk

Avoid the siren song of big data and collect only what you need. This is the big takeaway from a 200-million record direct marketing list, including home address, telephone, religious affiliation and financial information now...

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Facebook faces billions in potential fines | TECH(feed)

Amidst a slew of user data mishandlings, Facebook could be faced with billions of dollars of fines from regulatory bodies across the globe. But how much would a few billion dollars actually affect the company? On this episode of...

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Assume breach is for losers: These steps will stop data breaches

Yes, you do need to be prepared should your organization be breached, but countering social engineering, patching, multi-factor authentication and a solid backup plan will keep them from happening.

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How OneLogin responded to its breach and regained customer trust

After its second incident in less than 12 months, incoming OneLogIn CEO Brad Brooks saw the need to instill a security-first mindset in the company and relay that message to wary customers.

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Julian Assange arrested: Hero of transparency and privacy, or villain against nations?

Just because you can take something doesn’t mean you should...or that it’s the right thing to do.

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