The Cayman Islands Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs and the Department of Education Services, are responsible for 10 primary schools, 3 high schools, the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre and a school for students with special needs. Absolute provided that extra level of protection the Ministry needed.
The healthcare industry sees 340% more security incidents and attacks than the average industry, according to new research. The 2015 Industry Drill-Down Report – Healthcare reveals that the healthcare industry continues to be highly-targeted, due to the high value of healthcare data as well as the new wave of connected devices adding additional attack vectors to this highly complicated industry.
Absolute is excited to be heading to Dell World again this year. Dell World is an annual event that brings together professional business and IT leaders from a variety of industries to learn about emerging technologies and to discuss the major shifts happenning in mobility, security, cloud, big data and the internet of things. Entering its fifth year, this event includes organizations of all sizes and will feature a stellar lineup of keynote speakers.
There’s a big difference between knowing about strong security practices and actually putting those practices into active use. When it comes to data security, we all know that people are the largest factor leading to data breaches. Earlier this year, the Verizon DBIR tied 90% of all security incidents back to “people,” whether mistakes, phishing, bad behaviour, or lost stuff. We’ve talked about a 3-pronged approach to mitigate security risks, particularly those introduced by this “enemy within,” including Education, Policies and Layered Technology solutions. While security education is key here, there is clearly a big difference between putting security training out there and having that training turn into effective changes in data handling.
Government breaches don’t make up a large proportion of data breaches, docking in at 11% of all breaches in 2014 and 7.6% of breaches thus far in 2015, and yet government agencies have been subject to an increased level of criticism over its struggles with data protection. Just why is this? I set forth to discover why the government is the most highly criticized for data breaches and how that affects public trust, and what governments can do to improve.
What differentiates a top-performing organization in terms of IT security and privacy? According to Protiviti’s latest IT Security and Privacy Survey, “tone from the top” is a critical differentiator. The new report looks at how organizations tackle notable security gaps with effective policies and actions, with board engagement being one of the top ways effective security trickles down.
As of September 29th, the number of overall breaches for 2015 reported to the ITRC has thus far slightly dipped below the 2014 figures, at 563 data breaches, but the number of breached records has already outstripped total 2014 figures, at over 155 million records exposed versus the 81.5 million exposed records in 2014. What’s even more surprising is that the healthcare industry no longer leads in terms of most known breaches. As of the end of the recorded third quarter, healthcare accounts for 35.7% of data breaches, while business accounts for 39.2%. In contrast, healthcare accounted for 42.5% of breaches last year.
If you look around any organization, it is clear that the number of endpoints and applications in use is growing exponentially. Data is being accessed from local and cloud-based storage through mobile devices that can be used as an access point to your most sensitive information.