Breach Prevention

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Cyber Security Act of 2012 dies as an executive order is bor...

Breach Prevention

Jan 08 2013 by
The flickering hope that Congress would pass the Cyber Security Act of 2012 which addressed issues of national cyber security during its current lame duck session has been extinguished as the bill failed in a 51-47 vote.  (In order to pass, the bill needed 60 votes.)  The Defense Department and other key federal agencies consider this cyber legislation critical to national security and DOD officials expressed...

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When it comes to data breach, hackers are not the biggest th...

Breach Prevention

Dec 27 2012 by
Human errors are the most common threats to exposing a person’s personal information to data breaches according to an analysis of reported data breaches by Rapid7, a security intelligence company. Rapid7 compiled the data breach information for the report based on the number of reported public information data breaches from January 2009 to May 2012 in the Chronology of Data Breaches maintained by the Privacy Rights...

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Online holiday shopping is also big business for fraudsters...

Breach Prevention

Dec 18 2012 by
According to EMC's November 2012 fraud report, online holiday shopping is projected to account for 24% of the year’s total  e-commerce sales which is good news for retailers and unfortunately, it can also be good news for online con artists.  If 2012 is anything like 2011, retailers will need to increase their data protection and security measures in order to avoid illegal online activity.  Of the 1.4 billion dollars...

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7 Things you should think about when you audit your response...

Breach Prevention

Dec 13 2012 by
Now that your data breach response plan is in place and you’re confident that your company is safeguarded from malicious  data breach attempts, what can possibly be still the biggest threat to your data breach protection plan?  Answer: the plan itself. All the planning and preparation in the world won’t protect your business from a data breach if the response plan fails to work.  The business world is ever changing...

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‘Tis the season for National Identity Theft Prevention and...

Breach Prevention

Dec 04 2012 by
December is not only the shop ‘til you drop season, it’s also National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness month, reminding retailers and businesses that they need to not only protect themselves from a data breach but also make their employees aware of identity fraud scammers who target seasonal help.  According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft is the number one type of consumer fraud in the U.S.,...

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The next big cyber security threat: Your fingers...

Breach Prevention

Nov 27 2012 by
We’re all familiar with well-known causes of data security breaches and identity fraud; phishing, malware attacks, and lack of cyber security protection are some of the most popular.  A lesser-known but just as lethal culprit in the world of data breaches is surprisingly, a person’s typing skills due to the fact that a simple typo can lead to typo-squatting also known as URL hijacking. Typo-squatters count on...

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Cyber thieves target retailers during the shop ‘til you dr...

Breach Prevention

Nov 20 2012 by
As we approach another season of shopping and consumerism, the retail industry should pay strict attention to the findings in the latest Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), an annual data breach information study conducted by the Verizon RISK Team (VERIS) with participation from the U.S. Secret Service and international national cyber security agencies in Australia, Holland, Ireland, and Britain. The study...

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Feds seek remedies for medical identity theft...

Breach Prevention

Nov 13 2012 by
As medical data breaches continue to spike, the federal government is seeking remedies to try and prevent medical identity theft.   Nearly 21 million Americans are at risk of having their medical identities stolen after having their healthcare records exposed in data breaches.1 And that’s just since September 2009, when a new breach notification rule took effect and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

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