The Yahoo Breach Fallout Could Last for Years

The Yahoo Breach Fallout Could Last for Years

On December 14, 2016, Yahoo posted a Security Notice announcing that over 1 billion Yahoo user accounts were breached in August, 2013. This data breach is separate, although possibly linked, to the September 22, 2016 state-sponsored breach that affected 500 million people. The repercussions of this data breach […]

Cloud Storage Set to Surge

Cloud Storage Set to Surge

Cisco recently unveiled its sixth annual Global Cloud Index (2015-2020), a report analyzing and projecting cloud traffic. The report projects that cloud traffic will nearly quadruple by 2020 as consumers and organizations alike migrate to cloud architecture in order to scale quickly and efficiently. Mirroring growth alongside the […]

Federal Report Urges Incoming Administration to Prioritize Cybersecurity

Federal Report Urges Incoming Administration to Prioritize Cybersecurity

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity established by President Obama recently released a 90-page Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy, a report whose explicit purpose was to make recommendations that would strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors. The report makes specific and excellent […]

Cloud Use Exacerbates Alert Fatigue

Cloud Use Exacerbates Alert Fatigue

It has been estimated that 90% of organizations will suffer at least one security incident this year. There is no question that organizations are suffering more data security incidents than ever before and that more of these incidents are translating into data breaches than ever before. While prevention […]

IT Pros Consider People Biggest Threat to Cloud Security

IT Pros Consider People Biggest Threat to Cloud Security

Mirroring the findings from the Business Perception of IT Security, which found that the Insider Threat (careless or uninformed employee actions) were the root cause of most data breaches and the top cyberthreat, the Cloud Security Survey from Netwrix found that 61% of respondents believe their own employees pose more risk […]

2017 Will be a Regulatory Wake-Up Call

2017 Will be a Regulatory Wake-Up Call

There have been many predictions for 2017 which have touched on the impact that the EU GDPR will have on organizations around the globe, but the truth is that the GDPR is not the only change on the horizon. Federal, state, and industry regulators have all made moves […]

Predictions for Corporate Data in 2017: The Endpoint is Everywhere

Predictions for Corporate Data in 2017: The Endpoint is Everywhere

As 2016 nears the end, it would be satisfying to gaze back on all the successes that organizations have had in combatting the rising tide of data risks. Sadly, that tide keeps on rising. Data breaches in 2016 are already up 31% over 2015 figures, breaching over 35 […]

People Continue to Remain Top Cyberthreat

People Continue to Remain Top Cyberthreat

Echoing the findings from the past year, and despite growing media frenzies over cyberattacks and malware, people continue to remain the top cyberthreat to businesses in North America. In North America, the most serious data breaches were attributed to careless / uninformed employee actions in 59% of cases […]