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The Sharp Rise in Data Breaches

The Sharp Rise in Data Breaches

Another year passed, another set of massive data breaches.  And it’s not going to let up anytime soon. Are you prepared? The number of significant breaches at U.S. businesses, government agencies, and other organizations topped 1,500 last year, versus fewer than 700 in 2008, according to the

What We Can Expect in 2018

What We Can Expect in 2018

In 2017, the hits just kept on coming!  With a continued upward trend of some of the largest data breaches on record, this likely (and unfortunately) represents a new normal.  As you would expect, 2018 is shaping up to be another landmark year of cybersecurity trends.  These are just a few we are

2017 Data Breaches: Here's What We Learned

2017 Data Breaches: Here's What We Learned

Another year has passed and along with it another set of massive data breaches to look back upon.  In a digital age when we are providing more and more personal data to businesses and conducting most of our financial transactions online, we would expect companies to keep up with the threat

Who's Watching Your Stuff

Who's Watching Your Stuff

You take 86,000 here, and 86,000 there, and pretty soon you're talking real money. A recent survey revealed a single cyber-security incident now costs the average American small or medium business 86,500. For Enterprises, the number is nearly ten times larger (861,000). Kaspersky Lab asked

Five Cyber Crime Factoids (Reader Discretion Is Advised)

Five Cyber Crime Factoids (Reader Discretion Is Advised)

No hype needed. Here are the facts. According to a 2016 report from Small Business Trends, 43 percent of cyberattacks target small businesses. These aren't crimes of opportunity anymore. Smaller businesses usually deploy easier defenses to hack, which transform those networks into gateways to

A Crisis is No Time for Improvisation

A Crisis is No Time for Improvisation

The hours right after a data breach are among the most chaotic any business will encounter. You don't want to spend them trying to improvise an intelligent, effective, and compliant response plan. According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, you are five times more likely to find

The Real Cost of a Data Breach

The Real Cost of a Data Breach

There is no shortage of talk about new cyber threats and their impact on the regulatory landscape, but what are their real implications? We’ve broken them down into three categories: “Penalties With Teeth” for our HIPAA readers, “Do I Feel Lucky?” for those under PCI requirements, and “Reputation,

US Data Breaches Reached All-Time High in 2016

US Data Breaches Reached All-Time High in 2016

New information from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout show that 2016 had more reported breaches than any previous year. The number of breaches, as defined by the ITRC*, reached 1,093, a 40 percent increase from prior year. In total, about 36.7 million records were exposed in

Data Breaches Up By 28%; Florida One Of Most Vulnerable States

Data Breaches Up By 28%; Florida One Of Most Vulnerable States

There has been a 28 percent increase in data breaches since last year, according to a new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).  The center reports that there have been 901 data breaches recorded this year through November 22, 2016, and that more than 34 million records have been

Dyn Suffers Unprecedented Cyberattack

Dyn Suffers Unprecedented Cyberattack

Friday is usually a great day to surf the web, check your twitter feed or update your social media status.  But a major cyberattack this past Friday broke the internet, or at least parts of it, and affected users access to hundreds of websites, including the New York Times, Reddit, Twitter, Spotify,