Data Security

January 11, 2017
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As 2017 unfolds, ransomware is becoming one of the biggest security headaches for organizations and individuals alike. And criminals are capitalizing on this newly lucrative niche.

Ransomware attacks have grown rapidly in number, sophistication, and the amount demanded. According to Kaspersky, 62 new ransomware families were discovered by the third quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, the number of attacks on businesses grew from one every...

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December 6, 2016
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Glass ceilings are not exclusive to the White House. The cyber security industry, too, is struggling to open career paths for women.

Although the number of women in the profession is growing, their proportion of the information security workforce—about 10 percent, according to a 2015 Frost and Sullivan...

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December 2, 2016
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By Amit Ashbel

National Cybersecurity month has come and gone in a flurry of analyzing security practices and determining which areas need more attention. But instead of waiting another year to revisit the topic, companies should carve out time regularly to ensure they’re keeping security top of mind and avoiding falling victim to vulnerabilities.

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November 29, 2016
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Officials at U.K.-based Tesco Bank may wish to convey that the dust has settled regarding a stunning cyber attack in which thousands of patrons directly lost cold, hard cash.

But that certainly is not the case. In fact, the longer-term ramifications Tesco and its customers...

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November 21, 2016
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Père Francois Xavier d’Entrecolles, a Jesuit priest, traveled to China in 1712 and sent home letters revealing secrets of how Chinese craftsman produced beautifully delicate porcelain goods.

Clearly, industrial spying is as old as competitive commerce. Now the digital age has made it much easier to steal intellectual property. Yet data breaches related to IP theft rarely make news headlines.

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November 18, 2016
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As the United States embraces the use of chip-based, or EMV, cards to dramatically decrease credit card fraud, bad actors are pivoting to revamp their tactics.

But according to startup Ondot Systems, the answer to credit card fraud could be simple: turn over card control and authorization to the consumer.

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October 21, 2016
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Watching a larger-than-life Edward Snowden converse, in real time, with CyberScout Chief Privacy Officer Eduard Goodman at Boulders Resort here this week was a rare privilege.

Many in the audience of some 250 attendees of CyberScout’s Privacy XChange Forum 2016 shared my sense that we were witnessing history in the making. Here was a young American...

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October 7, 2016
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Hurricane Matthew moved north on the Florida coast Thursday, leaving a half a million people without power and sending storm surge flooding and destructive winds in northeast Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and southern North Carolina

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September 23, 2016
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A day doesn’t go by when we don't read news of a data breach at a major company or government institution. The breaches at ADP, the IRS and now Yahoo, are good examples.

We asked Eduard Goodman, CyberScout chief privacy officer and an expert on international privacy and data protection law, what to do when a data breach notification letter lands in your mailbox.

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September 22, 2016
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Yahoo reported on Thursday that the account information for at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago.

Compromised user information includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords and even security questions.

Yahoo learned of the breach this summer when hackers posted...

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