Data Security


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Ransomware Attacks Hit 23 Texas Towns, Prompting Statewide Response

The state suspects that the attack, which took place Friday morning and targeted small local governments, was coordinated by “one single threat actor.”

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The Dangers of Open-Source Vulnerabilities, and What You Can Do About It

Neglecting basic security practices exposes companies to long-standing security threats.

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Alleged Capital One Hacker Stole From More Than 30 Other Organizations, Prosecutors Say

In a search of Paige Thompson’s home, federal agents found servers holding stolen data from other companies and an “arsenal of weapons” belonging to her roommate.

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Security Company Exposes Fingerprint, Facial Recognition Data of Over 1 Million Users

Suprema, which operates the Biostar 2 biometric smart lock system, leaked over 27.8 million records in a publicly accessible database discovered by security researchers.

DSLR Cameras Are Susceptible to Ransomware Attacks, New Research Finds

DSLR Cameras Are Susceptible to Ransomware Attacks, New Research Finds

Cameras could be high-priority targets because owners are more likely to pay to get their valuable photos back, researchers said.

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How Deception Technology Can Help You Detect Threats Early

Deploying automated decoys can help protect your network and reduce IT costs.

Rebuilding Trust After Cybersecurity Lapses

Rebuilding Trust After Cybersecurity Lapses

Promising to prevent a re-occurrence is not nearly enough to repair the damage with clients.

A New Age in Corporate Accountability for Data Breaches

Why corporations owe it to you and society as a whole to stop data breaches and fraud



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10 Simple Steps to Take Right Now to Secure Your Business WiFi Network

Conducting regular maintenance and updates are the easiest ways to secure your corporate WiFi network

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Combating Third-Party Excuses to Your Information Security Requests

How to rebut the common (and illegitimate) excuses used by third-parties for not complying with your information security due diligence requests

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The term “bad actor” once only referred to someone making a living in Tinsel Town. Now governments have used those words to describe rogue operators who carry out missions or perform actions with the intent to weaken or harm a country for the good of another.

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Capital One Breach Jeopardizes Data of Over 100 Million People

A lone attacker is accused of stealing personal information that included bank account numbers and Social Security numbers.

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Apple Contractors Regularly Overhear ‘Confidential’ Conversations Through Siri, Whistleblower Says

An employee spoke out due to their concerns about the potential misuse of information by firms working for Apple.

Using Zero Trust and Conditional Access Policies to Reshape Cybersecurity

Using Zero Trust and Conditional Access Policies to Reshape Cybersecurity

Eliminate trust based on location, such as within a company network, and always verify users at every access request.

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Researchers: Your ‘Anonymous Data’ May Not Be As Anonymous After All

Americans could be signing over the keys to their identity when filling out medical forms that promise to “anonymize” their information, according to a new algorithm developed by scientists.

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Attorney General Revives Feud With Tech Companies Over 'Warrant Proof' Encryption

Security experts and lawmakers say that creating a “backdoor” to unlock devices and messages would make those products vulnerable to hackers.

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Equifax Will Pay At Least $650 Million In Settlement Over 2017 Data Breach

The credit-reporting agency will pay at least $300 million to victims. But it may be difficult for consumers to prove direct losses from identity theft.

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Healthcare Industry at Highest Risk of Cybersecurity Breaches, Study Finds

While healthcare organizations are confidently moving sensitive patient data to the cloud, less than half are encrypting that information.

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Viral FaceApp Draws Concerns From Users About Data Privacy

The app, which is based out of Russia, was popular for its ability to make users look older. But critics say there’s a catch.

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Sensitive Information of Over 1.4 Million Students 'Improperly Stored' by Maryland Government

A state audit found that the personal information of over 1 million students and more than 200,000 teachers was at risk of identity theft.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - July August 2019

    July/August 2019

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