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GDPR Notification Versus Remediation

One of the ‘rules’ under GDPR is somewhat of a stickler. Organizations are required to provide detailed information of a data breach within 72 hours. Currently in the US, California has the most stringent law that states 15 days.…

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I Predict Growth in Cybercrime During 2018 – Not Exactly Brain Surgery

As 2017 is wrapping up, we have dire predictions for cybercrime in the year to come. In an article in Infosecurity Magazine, Trend Micro predicts an increase in vulnerabilities in the internet of things (IoT), which, as it notes, does not rely on regulations or industry standards.…

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It’s Not a Matter of If You will Have a Data Breach, but a Matter of When

In late January, MongoDB databases were hacked, 27,000 to be exact. They did not have password protection, nor did they have firewalls. Interestingly, MongoDB is the fourth most popular database, after Oracle, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server.…

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So You Think You’re Safe? Maybe ‘Strike Three, You’re Out’ is More Appropriate.

Businesses are making some poor decisions regarding security. The question asked in the article ‘Dangerous Assumptions that Put Enterprises at Risk’, by Kacy Zurkus, stacks up the evidence that many companies are confident in their security but shouldn’t be.…

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Are You Quite Sure Lightning Won’t Strike the Same Place Twice?

Organizations can no longer assume they won’t have a cyber security breach. Some pundits state that it is only a matter of when, not if.

The ramifications of a breach can range from internal and minor to external and catastrophic brand damage.…

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Concerned More About Money Than Security? Guess So.

I saw a graphic the other day that illustrated the 2017 budget for cyberattack victims, which I thought I would share.

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What surprises me is that breaches across industries are continually escalating.…

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How Much is Your Share Value? It Just Went Down if You Had a Cyberattack

If you have publicly traded stock and have had a cybersecurity breach, the price of your shares has dropped – permanently. Did you know that?

For the report ‘The Cyber Value-Connection’, CGI worked with Oxford Economics to create a model that is claimed to have captured the damage done to share prices by a cyberattack.…

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Do Your End Users Care About Security? I Doubt It.

Security has become the greatest inhibitor to cloud adoption, and still looms as an unaddressed issue.

Organizations have invested significant sums to protect their perimeters, but are not deploying mechanisms that can stop a security incident from occurring internally.…

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Metadata Matters: Is Big Brother Watching? Yup!

I am one who is continually harping on security and protection of all assets in an organization. I turned the table on myself the other day and started thinking about the mis-use and abuse of personal information by organizations.…

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Using the cloud? What are the chances of a data breach?

My previous two blogs, Pasword1” – You have more security issues than you thought, and The mind of a hacker, both address organizational security at the most basic level.

Along with this theme, I thought I would take a look at the impact of the cloud as a source of data breaches.…

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