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Sony is only the most recent of the major corporations with dedicated security teams to get hacked. Bottom line, nobody is immune to emerging threats. 2014 has earned itself the dubious distinction of becoming “Year of the Data Breach”. It’s not as if there weren’t breaches in 2013 (or any other year, for that matter), but this was the year that the issue hit home with millions of consumer records compromised at major retailers. The news of the Target breach broke just before the new year, Nieman Marcus came shortly thereafter, and the... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 16, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Every couple of weeks I will do a web search for "data breach 2014" to check for newly reported incidents. On Monday, that was the situation at Monsanto. While many details are still unknown since it was just discovered, there were a number of interesting bits that already caught my eye: As per usual, the breach occurred well before (March) its identification (May). Entry is reported as a compromised server ...given mention of "big data services" hosted on a server next to it, both were likely web servers. It's quite a mix of breached... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  Jun 10, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  May 10, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
2014 has come out swinging with lots of things to discuss in the security threat landscape for January. Our very own Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, talks with IDG Enterprise's Keith Shaw on the Target hack, the worst passwords, and the 10-year anniversary of mobile malware. For more on the Target breach read an interesting take on the recent hack written by Rick Popko Learn more about staying safe online with Data Privacy Day: Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Privacy For more on the 10th anniversary of mobile malware check out... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jan 28, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jan 25, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Happy Saturday! The week is finally coming to an end and in an effort to make the game of catch-up a little easier on you, we have collected some of the biggest news stories right here. The FCC's Net Neutrality suit has been shot down in a court of appeals This is big deal, to say the least. Not only does this ruling hold some significant implications for the future of how we access media over the internet, it also means we will have less control over the channel all together. The Verge wrote a very frank article on the topic here. Amazon... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jan 18, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
By now we've read the details of the Target breach. Attackers got away with home, email and credit card information from 70 million people (Source). How many people is that in the big scheme of things? According to a U.S. Census Bureau report from 2012, it's close to every single living person in the states of California (38.05 million), Texas (26.06 million) and Washington (6.897 million). In fact, the Target breach has impacted one of my close colleagues, who explained to me the safety precautions taken by his credit card company. It should... [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Jan 17, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends