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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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Data Security

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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Cyber Security

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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Data Breaches

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.

Data Breaches

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

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

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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Data Security

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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HIPAA – Hey we’re not health care, who cares?

Know the RulesAbout a month ago, I had to go to the emergency room at the local hospital. A few weeks after, I received a letter from the hospital informing me that they had mistakenly given all my patient information to another patient, including all my personal information and social security number.…

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Health Care and HIPAA – Is Enforcement Turning the Tide?

Enforcement (think fines) associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) appears to be on the rise. The University of Idaho recently incurred a fine of $400K for turning off a firewall for some unknown reason for a period of ten months.…

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