Data Security


Insecure Data Storage in Mobile Applications Poses Security Issues

Insecure Data Storage in Mobile Applications Poses Security Issues

Users’ data might be more at risk than they realize. A new study shows that three quarters of mobile application have insecure data storage issues, putting passwords, financial information, personal data, and correspondence at risk.

Florida City Pays Almost $600,000 Ransom to Secure Records

Florida City Pays Almost $600,000 Ransom to Secure Records

After three weeks of city data being encrypted in Riviera Beach, Florida, city officials have unanimously voted to pay the hefty ransom to regain access.

CISA Warns Microsoft Users to Patch Systems to Protect Against BlueKeep

CISA Warns Microsoft Users to Patch Systems to Protect Against BlueKeep

Through the BlueKeep vulnerability, it is possible to achieve remote code execution on vulnerable devices. Since the virus can spread, if it’s not contained, it could trigger a much bigger problem.

Oregon Department of Human Services Breach Affects 645,000 Clients

Oregon Department of Human Services Breach Affects 645,000 Clients

In March, the department announced that 350,000 clients had been affected by a data breach in January 2019. On Tuesday, they updated the number and announced that 645,000 clients had been affected.

Computer Science Student Shows Venmo Transactions Can Be Easily Acquired

Computer Science Student Shows Venmo Transactions Can Be Easily Acquired

A year after a privacy researcher showed the world that Venmo transactions could be easily accessed, a computer science student scraped seven million Venmo transactions to increase awareness of the issue.

EatStreet Data Breach Risks Customers, Restaurants, Deliverers’ Information

EatStreet Data Breach Risks Customers' Information

In May, EatStreet experienced a data breach that compromised certain customers', restaurants', and deliverers' information. The service just recently disclosed the security breach.

Report reveals Russian Hackers May Be Responsible for $530 Million Cryptocurrency Hack

Report reveals Russian Hackers May Be Responsible for $530 Million Cryptocurrency Hack

It was previously believed that North Korean hackers were behind the January 2018 Coincheck hack, but recent developments in the investigation suggest that Russian actors may have been responsible.

Yubico Replaces Security Keys Due to Hardware Flaws

Yubico Replaces FIPS Series Security Keys Due to Hardware Flaws

Yubico discovered a hardware flaw in YubiKey FIPS Series devices in mid-March and since then, has updated the firmware version to one that does not contain the bug, as well as replaced the majority of affected devices.



Infusion Pump Vulnerabilities Could Offer Hackers Route To Control

Infusion Pump Vulnerabilities Could Offer Hackers Route To Control

Researchers at CyberMDX uncovered two vulnerabilities in older versions of an infusion pump that could allow hackers to gain control over the onboard computer.

The Internet of Things and the security challenges it creates for small business

The Internet of Things and the security challenges it creates for small business

Managing the traditional limitations of time and resources means that running a small business on a budget is a challenge, but these difficulties become more pronounced when resources are stretched even further by the increased security demands of new technology.

Security researcher discovers bug within SymCrypt

Google vulnerability researcher discovers bug within SymCrypt

Tavis Ormandy, one of Google’s “Project Zero” team’s security researchers discovered a vulnerability that could effectively perform a denial-of-service attack on Windows servers. There is a 90-day disclosure deadline associated with Project Zero, and since it was day 91, Ormandy released the information.

Study Findings Show Dark Net Poses Great Risk to Large Enterprises

Study Findings Show Dark Net Poses Great Risk to Large Enterprises

Bromium®, Inc. has announced the findings of ‘Behind the Dark Net Black Mirror,’ a study that showed the growing risk posed by the dark net to the enterprise.

Kapersky Researchers Warn Google Calendar Users Against New Phishing Attacks

Kapersky Researchers Warn Google Calendar Users Against New Phishing Attacks

Kapersky security researchers have identified a new phishing attack that takes place in Google Calendar. Threat actors send a Google Calendar invitation to a user that contains a malicious link hosting a phishing URL.

Are Your Linux Servers Really Protected?

Are Your Linux Servers Really Protected?

It’s often thought that because the servers are behind lock and key and/or in a data center, and because the data is in continuous use, encrypting the server drives isn’t needed since the data is never at-rest.

Data Breach Compromises Tens of Thousands of Travelers’ Images, License Plates

Data Breach Compromises Tens of Thousands of Travelers' Images, License Plates

A subcontractor of U.S. Customs & Border Protection transferred images of travelers and license plates to its network without CBP’s authorization or knowledge. He was subsequently hacked, and the information was compromised.

How Organizations Can Leverage Microsegmentation to Create a Zero Trust Environment

How Organizations Can Leverage Microsegmentation to Create a Zero Trust Environment

No matter how good an organization’s perimeter defenses and threat detection systems are, it really is just a matter of when it will get breached.

Apple enforces user data security with new updates

Apple Enforces User Data Security with New Updates

Apple has “you control your data" for a while now, but with these new updates, the data is almost completely the consumers’.

LabCorp Announces AMCA Breach May Have Affected Their Patients

LabCorp reported that about 7.7 million patients’ personal information may have been compromised in the AMCA data breach.

AMCA Makes Statement on Quest Diagnostics Vendor Breach

AMCA Makes Statement on Quest Diagnostics Vendor Breach

The AMCA said they hired a third-party external forensics firm to investigate the Quest Diagnostics data breach

Security Experts Weigh in on Quest Diagnostics Vendor Breach

Security Experts Weigh in on Quest Diagnostics Vendor Breach

Quest Diagnostics has warned its 12 million customers that their personal, financial and medical data may have been exposed.

  • Approaching the Education Market with Milestone Approaching the Education Market with Milestone

    Milestone’s Laurie Dickson addresses Open Architecture, new equipment and the cost of entry and upgrading VMS systems over time. She also talks about how K-12 and Higher Education campuses differ in regard to surveillance system needs. Schools have certain guidelines they must follow to protect student identities, and Laurie addresses this question as well.

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    January / February 2022

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