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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Visibility Key to Thwarting Changing Threat Profile

Visibility Key to Thwarting Changing Threat Profile

Right now, we are on the cusp of major change – the expansion of mobile device options, BYOD, the cloud, and the decentralization of IT. Many of these changes are only in their infancy in terms of their current impact on the corporation. In four years time, the […]

Breaches in Education Sector Up 40%

Breaches in Education Sector Up 40%

With 2016 nearly behind us already, we’re starting to see some patterns in data breach trends that are rather concerning. One such pattern has been the consistent increase in data breaches affecting the education sector, up 39.6% over the same time period in 2015. The education sector has […]

Cracks in Your CyberSec Foundation? How to Secure Any Layered Security Model with the Right Foundation

Cracks in Your CyberSec Foundation? How to Secure Any Layered Security Model with the Right Foundation

Security is not a black and white matter: there are vast shades of grey that exist in even the most well-thought out security architectures. APTs, zero-days, exploits, vulnerabilities, IoT threats, and the ever-present threat from an organization’s own users, all pose significant amounts of risk to your assets […]

Is Your Data Breach Response Plan Effective?

Is Your Data Breach Response Plan Effective?

We’ve posted many times about the importance of having a data breach response plan in place. Indeed, the FTC just released its own guidance on data breach response. A new study, however, demonstrates that “having a response plan is simply not the same as being prepared,” particularly if […]