Tag: security

The Week in Breach: 03/25/20 – 03/31/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week, phishing attacks reel in a bountiful catch in the healthcare sector, how social distancing makes companies vulnerable to a data breach, and cybersecurity tips for working from home.

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The Week in Breach: 03/19/20 – 03/24/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week, cybercrime makes COVID-19 recovery more difficult, unsecured databases give away millions of records, and resources you need to protect data during this challenging time.

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The Week in Breach

The Week in Breach: 03/12/20 – 03/18/20

by ID Agent

This week, a ransomware attack impacts COVID-19 care, what happens when a company ignores basic security protocols, and mitigating cybersecurity risks during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The Week in Breach

The Week in Breach: 03/05/20 – 03/11/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week, ransomware puts contracts at risk, startups struggle to secure customer data, big security errors lead to big fines, and the rise of Coronavirus-related phishing scams.

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100th Week in Breach

The Week in Breach: 02/26/20 – 03/04/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week marks the 100th issue of the Week in Breach! The ID Agent team thanks you for joining our community and working together to keep your credentials off the Dark Web. In this special edition, C-suite executives are compromised, failure to password protect customer data leads to breach, and phishing scam awareness begins to improve.

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The Week in Breach: 02/19/20 – 02/25/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week, small businesses fail to prevent phishing attacks, online shoppers have their data snatched, and a new study reveals the prominent role of human error in data breaches.

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Consumers Are Skeptical About Biometric Data Security: How Companies Can Respond

by ID Agent

In 2014, Apple's introduction of the iPhone 6 was more than just an exciting iteration of its flagship product – it was the launch of Touch ID. This blockbuster device ushered in a new era of widespread biometric data use for the layman. Fingerprints had replaced passcodes as device gatekeepers, charged with protecting the most important, sensitive information.

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The Week in Breach: 02/12/20 – 02/18/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week, companies are slow to stop phishing attacks, ransomware disrupts productivity, and IBM’s latest threat analysis outlines trends for 2020.

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Six Similarities Between GDPR & US Regulatory Requirements

by ID Agent

As companies collect and store more and more personal information, they face data privacy risks on many fronts. Increasingly, they are being held accountable for protecting their customers’ digital privacy. New regulations, led by Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, are quickly becoming normative in countries around the world. In total, 58% of all countries have some form of privacy regulations on the books, and another 10% are drafting legislation.

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The Week in Breach: 02/05/20 – 02/11/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week, ransomware erodes productivity, a malware attack permanently destroys patient data, and a new study reveals the extent of data breaches in the UK.

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