Tag: company

June 28, 2018

Big Data Big Breach

Your name, the gender of your kids, your interests, your religion and a lot of the things that make you… well YOU, have been exposed. In the last couple of years, the idea of one’s personal information being obtained by hackers has become more than familiar to the general public. If a website you use is compromised, you change your password. If your credit card was skimmed while filling up your car, you get a new card and contact your bank. One’s digital identity is constantly under attack and most of us have come to accept this. This kind of breach can be countered with identity monitoring, good password hygiene and general attentiveness to one’s activity online. The kind of data that the Florida-based marketing firm Exactis has left exposed, sourced from millions of Americans and businesses, is much more… intimate.

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May 30, 2018

The Week in Breach: 5/21/18 – 5/27/18

Breach news to share with your customers! Highlights from The Week in Breach: – You’d better reboot your router… NOW! – Nation states injecting malicious apps into play stores to steal your stuff. – Malware infects healthcare system impacting 500,000 Marylanders. – Time from detection to acknowledgment and response getting slower and slower and slower.

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April 10, 2018

The Week in Breach: 4/2/18 – 4/8/18

There is a storm brewing over at Facebook. I will reserve summary and comments for next week – after Zuckerberg testifies. I will say however, the simple fact is that you did not/do not need to be a data analytics firm to harvest data and profile millions (potentially billions) of Facebook users. More to come…

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February 19, 2018

Why You Should Add Dark Web Monitoring to Your Service Offering

A large-scale data breach has the power to cripple any organization, including your customers’ companies. Unfortunately, these data breaches usually start with compromised credentials sold to the highest bidder on the dark web. Right now, all that stands in the way of your customers and a massive, costly breach is a few passwords — unless you’re offering dark web monitoring as a service.

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