Breach Prevention

Data Breach News for the First Quarter of 2014

Posted on Apr 08 2014 by

With the first quarter of 2014 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review data breach news from the past four months and consider what that information may indicate about the state of cyber security in American businesses. As of March 21, 2014, 191 data breaches had been reported, according to the […]

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Auditing Your Data Breach Response Plan: The Never-ending Story

Posted on Feb 13 2014 by

Business is not static; business plans and operating processes evolve to meet market changes and demand fluctuations. Data breach response plans shouldn’t be static either. Threats emerge and risks change constantly in today’s digital world, and a response plan needs to keep pace. It’s essential to regularly audit your data breach response plan to ensure […]

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How Mobile Devices Can Imperil Your Organization’s Cyber Security

Posted on Jan 21 2014 by

How Mobile Devices Can Imperil Your Organization’s Cyber Security An employee who never uses a mobile device – personal or company-supplied – for business purposes is becoming a rare creature, indeed. Use of mobile devices is prevalent across virtually every industry, and the convenience and flexibility these devices offer professionals can be great for business. […]

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Must-Dos to Improve Your Business’ Cyber Security

Posted on Jan 14 2014 by

As the year begins to ramp up, small business owners juggle a host of operational and financial objectives. Resolving to improve cyber security should be paramount among them. Cyber security risks continue to grow across all industries, regardless of an organization’s size. Data shows that being small won’t protect your company from attacks such as […]

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Is Your Data Secure for Small Business Saturday?

Posted on Nov 26 2013 by

Small Business Saturday – the Saturday immediately following Black Friday – is meant to encourage consumers to patronize small businesses across the country during a season that is make or break for many of them. Like many small businesses, you probably hope the day will be an opportunity to connect with new customers, reaffirm the […]

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‘Security 500’ Report: Catching Up on Cyber Crime

Posted on Nov 19 2013 by

Big or small, every American company needs to think about security. Security Magazine’s recently released 2013 “Security 500” report is a good indicator that companies across the country are broadening how they view security, and looking for new ways to ensure their businesses are as secure as possible. While the report focuses largely on physical […]

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Cyber Security Month: Are You Helping Raise Awareness?

Posted on Oct 31 2013 by

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security’s October Cyber Security Awareness Month, aiming to raise consumer awareness of cyber risks and safety measures. Whether you’re a small business owner, health care provider, financial services commpany or technology executive, your own awareness of cyber security and data breach prevention is, hopefully, high. […]

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Are Employee Errors Elevating Your Data Breach Risk?

Posted on Aug 15 2013 by

People make mistakes and the results can be catastrophic. A new study by the Ponemon Institute and Symantec now tells us employee error is more often to blame for the catastrophe of a data breach than hackers, malware or other malicious acts. The 2013 Ponemon Cost of a Data Breach Report found that two-thirds of […]

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California Takes a Hard Look at Data Breaches

Posted on Jul 31 2013 by

Recently, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris released a first-of-its-kind report, detailing the 2012 data breaches from her state. The report has generated strong conversation throughout the industry, as it rightly should, in the name of transparency. This move comes as she continues to push companies in her state to improve their security practices. What caught […]

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Breach Prevention Planning is Key to Data Security

Posted on Jul 09 2013 by

No matter how popular or successful a brand is, recent data breaches occurring at several well-known consumer and social networking sites have demonstrated that no company is immune from a breach of data. These incidents caused concern not only for consumers but it can potentially also create data security issues for their employers. Although no […]

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