Data breaches make the hospitality industry less hospitable

Posted on Nov 16 2011 by

According to a new report by British insurance firm Willis Group Holdings, insurance claims for data theft worldwide jumped 56% last year, with the largest share of those attacks - 38% - targeting hotels, reports and tour companies. Why are hackers increasingly making themselves at home in the hospitality sector?

Honoring veterans by protecting their identities

Posted on Nov 10 2011 by

It is a cruel irony that service members who defend our country by fighting abroad are often most at risk from the threat of identity theft at home. Frequent deployments, relocation and the unique demands of military life create vulnerabilities for fraudsters to exploit, and military personnel can remain unaware that they have been targeted long after a crime has been perpetrated.

What consumers should know about data breach notification

Posted on Nov 02 2011 by

It can be unnerving to be told that your information has been compromised in a data breach. The uncertainty of not knowing all the details and the anxiety over what information has been exposed is deeply troubling to many consumers. A breach notice makes us aware of a new risk to our lives that we can’t measure easily.

Your biggest data breach risk may be on your payroll

Posted on Oct 25 2011 by

Data breaches may conjure images of malicious hackers and global cyber gangs, but often the worst breaches come at the hands of a company’s own employees.

Stealing data through doppelganger domains

Posted on Oct 18 2011 by

A new form of data hacking has been exposed by two researchers who found ways to easily penetrate Fortune 500 companies through mistyped email addresses.

Cyberdefense without coffee breaks

Posted on Oct 11 2011 by

Strong cyberdefense means strong planning to mitigate the risks of a breach and strong support to help your organization fight against hackers. The solution, experts say, is to shift from the goal of perfect security to active monitoring.

Cyber crime gets costlier

Posted on Oct 04 2011 by

The Ponemon Institute’s recently released “Second Annual Cost of Cyber Crime Study” confirms that data breaches have become a more frequent and damaging hazard of business.

Ensuring the security of personal identifiable information

Posted on Sep 27 2011 by

Everywhere you turn these days there’s word of a new data breach. In the course of our lifetime, our “personal identifying information (PII)” is shared with hundreds of companies, governmental agencies, educational facilities, businesses and health care providers. What can a consumer do to protect their sensitive personal information?

Over-reporting vs. under-reporting data breaches

Posted on Sep 20 2011 by

The onslaught of significant data breaches in the past year has once again spurred legislators to push for national data breach notification legislation.

Counter competitive intelligence: Combating hackers in 7 steps

Posted on Sep 12 2011 by

After an in-depth analysis on how hackers find their targets, security and risk professionals can learn 7 key ways to strengthen their infrastructure and reduce risk profiles.