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Data Security

August 17, 2018
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Speaking to Wired about the recent news of a Reddit cybersecurity compromise involving usernames, passwords, email addresses and more granular...

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August 15, 2018
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It’s long been known that organizations need to exercise extreme caution when jettisoning old office equipment, especially if it has built-in memory—and that it’s even more crucial to bear in mind that hackers can utilize digital or carbon-based memory.

An Israeli-based company recently found another way older communication devices—and new versions of older technology—...

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August 15, 2018
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The wired world and its associated gadgets—smartphones, computers, tablets and more—have connected people like never before. Digital connections link us to work, play, education, friends and family. But those same virtual connections also have spawned a tsunami of cyber crime.

The price tag for cyber crime is expected to reach $6 trillion in 2021.[1]...

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August 10, 2018
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The Justice Department recently nabbed 21 scammers who defrauded at least 15,000 victims in the United States alone. Posing as IRS employees, the scammers extracted from their victims fake penalties, racking up big numbers. Millions of dollars changed hands between 2012 and...

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July 19, 2018
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Election Systems and Software (ES&S), the nation’s largest manufacturer of voting machines, has admitted they installed potentially compromising backdoor software on machines sold over a six-year period.

The admission came by way of a letter to Senator Ron Wyden. The software, pcAnywhere, was sold on voting machines between 2000 and 2006. This admission directly contradicts statements made by the company in February, when they insisted that they had never used the remote access...

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July 9, 2018
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Individuals are becoming more aware—and concerned—about their personal cyber risks in this age of the data breach.

Once a product for commercial lines, cyber insurance is emerging as the next frontier for personal lines coverages. Cyber threats such as data theft, system compromise and social media risks are no longer exclusive to businesses; they happen to people, too.

The costs are high,...

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June 25, 2018
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South Carolina became the first state to pass a law requiring all insurance entities to create and maintain a cybersecurity and data breach response program.  

Among the law’s provisions is a requirement to notify the state government within 72 hours in the event of a breach or cybersecurity event affecting 250 or more people, the protection of policyholder’s personally identifiable information, and an annual statement detailing their breach response plan.  

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June 1, 2018
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You know the what digital transformation is, even if you haven't heard the term before (hint: it's been happening since the late 1990s). Yes, that digital transformation.

To be sure, there have been significant advances on many fronts, but ...

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May 29, 2018
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Ransomware is a top concern for businesses. The widespread malware inflicted $5 billion in damages in 2017 alone.

But there are steps your organization can take to fortify its defenses—and, if the worst happens, to recover as quickly as possible.

Learn more in our infographic.

 

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May 29, 2018
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Simple tools. Ominous results. Ambitious cyber criminals launched devastating ransomware attacks in 2017, taking in billions of dollars and disrupting businesses around the world.

As ransomware becomes a more lucrative tool for criminals, things could get much worse. Cyber attacks doubled in the first half of 2017 and damage costs are projected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. Since it’s not easy to bounce back from these...

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