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Data Breaches

Big Data and Bigger Breaches With Alex Pentland of Monument Capital Group

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

He has spent a lot of time addressing the failings of big data systems and pushing for better infrastructure and security protocols across the board. He has even developed a consumer level data platform that mimics what the big guys should be doing.

Fear and Worry in America? Identity Theft and Cybercrime

CreditSesame.com | Posted 11.05.2014 | Money
CreditSesame.com

What's the biggest worry for Americans? Here's a clue. It's not Ebola, terrorism or spiders. According to two separate studies and polls in just the last two weeks, the two things that most Americans worry about, even fear, are identity theft and hacking.

Hey, Corporate Director!

Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. | Posted 10.21.2014 | Technology
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.

The campaign to stop cyber-crime begins with educating the next wave of professionals, but ongoing education and idea exchange are the ultimate keys to confronting cybercrime on the ground and in the boardroom.

The Big Password Mistake That Hackers Are Hoping You'll Make

Jeff Fox | Posted 10.16.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

Can you tell how strong a password is?

Hacking Back and the Cyber Balance of Power

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

The Washington Post front page article on October 10 "Hacked Firms Quietly Talk about Fighting Fire with Fire" about growing corporate anger over successive cyber attacks has a new message: go on the offensive. Hack back! They are not alone.

Data Breaches -- What's a Poor Credit Card User to Do?

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

It's becoming a war out there. You have to stay on top of your money and finances every minute of the day. Consider a few of these ideas to make it a bit easier to guard against future credit and debit breaches.

JPMorgan CEO Asks For Help With Data Breaches

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon offered a grave warning on Friday about future cyberattacks. Making his first public statement about the enormous da...

Why Home Depot's Data Breach Is Worse Than You Think

Gene Marks | Posted 09.24.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

In a slow economy. Big companies can absorb losses, establish reserves, raise prices. Small businesses, including mine, have less resources and flexibility. We are exposed -- more exposed to this problem than anyone else.

Cyber Attack: Coming to a Store Near You

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Rebecca Abrahams

BigPill Drug stores began in 1960 and grew to 35 stores by 1990. The company had more than 100 stores in 2000. It is now a publicly traded company, w...

Protect Your Small Business From Being A Target

Michael Hall | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Michael Hall

This only happens to large businesses, right? Wrong.

The Big Lie Behind the Biggest Data Breaches

CreditSesame.com | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
CreditSesame.com

Enough with the data breach excuses already. Not only are they as jaded as the breaches themselves, they're often just not true. In the aftermath of almost every data breach, chances are you're only going to get a boilerplate public statement.

What Do I Need to Know and When Do I Need to Know It?

Brian E. Finch | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

Another day, another big hack discovered. According to reports from the New York Times, the WSJ, and numerous other publications, a small group of cyber criminals based out of Russia were apparently able to collect around 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from more than 400,000 websites globally.

Cyber-Ransom and Online Extortion - 5 Ways You Could Fall Victim

Michael Gregg | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Cyber-ransom is a relatively new crime on America's digital shores and it is spreading fast. While ransomware has actually been around for almost 10 years, it's mostly been limited to Russia and parts of Europe -- until now.

So You Think You've Been Breached?

Karl Sigler | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Karl Sigler

Here are the red flags that may indicate you or your business has suffered a breach.

Cybercrime Thrives Amid Lack of National Data Security Standards for Retailers

B. Dan Berger | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
B. Dan Berger

For the sake of America's economy and consumers, we must take steps to make sure consumer financial information is safe from cybercriminals.

Target Breach: The Cyber Canary in the Coal Mine

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.09.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Tom Malatesta, CEO Ziklag Systems Maybe you have heard of "the canary in the coal mine". Maybe not. Countless corporation...

Who's Sneaking Around Your Business Network Undetected?

Nir Polak | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Nir Polak

Malware has become the big bad wolf in cybersecurity circles, and businesses around the globe are quickly buying up the latest detection technologies to protect their IT networks. But that's not enough.

Data Breaches: Why Assigning Blame Is a Zero-Sum Game

Adam Levin | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Instead of playing the data breach blame game, you need to take control of the situation. Do a few simple things every day and make yourself a tougher get, have the tools to quickly determine if you are in harm's way and have a solution in place to deal with the fallout.

Does Facebook Know Your Location? Not for Long With Location Sentry's App

James Grundvig | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
James Grundvig

As the smartphone industry considers adding a 'kill-switch' for mobile devices to curb their theft, law enforcement officials crow that manufacturers ...

Verizon Blockbuster Data Breach Report Is Bad News for Organizations

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CTO, Ziklag Systems Verizon has published a blockbuster report on Internet "data breaches" which has garnered maj...

No One is Secure While Data Security Is a One-Sided Proposition

B. Dan Berger | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
B. Dan Berger

Our economy and consumers are not safe if only financial institutions are accountable. The companies that store consumer data need to secure their house.

The Ongoing Battle Against Breaches

Joe Ross | Posted 04.28.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

Antivirus programs are important, but they can't keep up with the rate that malware is evolving.

Why There Will Be Another Major Data Breach (And Another, And Another)

Adam Levin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Just remember that it all comes down to money: yours (that the criminals want), and the cold hard cash that some corporations and institutions haven't spent to keep your information secure.

Target Refuses to Face Legislature Over Data Breach

Jamie Court | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Jamie Court

Medical data breaches are fewer and farther between. When they occur, companies pay a big price. The same should be true for our financial data. We need a Financial Information Privacy Act.

Should We Blame Russia for the Target Breach?

Michael Gregg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Some of the most notorious malware that's targeted U.S. consumers, banks and retailers over the past few years has originated from Russia or former Soviet states.