Don’t Let the Media Influence Your Data Security Planning

Don’t Let the Media Influence Your Data Security Planning

There is a huge disconnect between corporate confidence in security preparedness and the number of actual security incidents that occur each year.

Data Breach Costs Rise to $4 Million Per Incident

Data Breach Costs Rise to $4 Million Per Incident

The average cost of a data breach continues to rise, up to $4 million per incident, over 2015 figures of $3.79 million. Since 2013, there has been a 29% increase in the average cost of data breaches.

In-House Counsel Overconfident About Data Security

In-House Counsel Overconfident About Data Security

This survey revealed that in-house counsel have a skewed view of their organization’s security preparedness, an overconfidence that can lead to dangerous complacency.

Why You Should Be Concerned About Every Data Breach

Why You Should Be Concerned About Every Data Breach

MySpace, Tumblr and LinkedIn are all currently grabbing headlines for data breaches that happened years ago and have only now come to light.

Companies Weigh In On The Insider Threat

Companies Weigh In On The Insider Threat

A new study from Ponemon asks individuals at organizations that currently have data protection and privacy training programs to weigh in on the question of the Insider Threat.

Every Employee Can Share the IT Load

Every Employee Can Share the IT Load

Whose job is it to protect corporate data? Management comes to mind first, typically a CISO, CSO or CIO. Next we think of security professionals and IT managers, who currently feel they bear the brunt of the responsibility for data security (our own survey showed many fear a breach would mean losing their job).

CEO Spearphishing Schemes Are Catching Too Many Employees Off Guard

CEO Spearphishing Schemes Are Catching Too Many Employees Off Guard

According to this breach report, nearly one-third of those breaches are attributed to “CEO spearphishing” schemes. This phishing scheme, while not new, has been a top scheme of choice for this year.

The Dos and Don’ts Following a Data Breach

The Dos and Don’ts Following a Data Breach

A recent survey showed that 63% of organizations in Australia experienced a cybersecurity incident or breach in 2015, with more than half of them listed as “serious.” Large scale breaches such as those experienced by Kmart and David Jones, and widely publicized breaches at Aussie Farmers Direct and Queensland TAFE, rocked consumer confidence on the state of data security in Australia.