The All-Access Pass Hackers Love

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The All-Access Pass Hackers Love

The All-Access Pass Hackers Love

What do the Target hackers have in common with Edward Snowden? Both successfully breached highly protected networks to steal mountains of sensitive data by abusing privileged accounts. Privileged accounts are the logons that open access to desktops, laptops, servers, firewalls, databases, printers — pretty much any device with a microprocessor tied into a company network. For the… Read More

The Most Common Ways Our Data Is Breached

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The Most Common Ways Our Data Is Breached

The Most Common Ways Our Data Is Breached

Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report reveals that nine types of attacks are responsible for 92% of 100,000 incidents during the past 10 years.. The nine attacks are Web app attacks, cyber-espionage, point of sale intrusions, physical theft, crimeware, miscellaneous errors, and “everything else.” In 2013, the most common technique was the Web app attack, which accounted for… Read More

5 Lessons From the Latest Data Breaches

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5 Lessons From the Latest Data Breaches

5 Lessons From the Latest Data Breaches

Son of a breach, two more security incidents are making headlines: Coca-Cola and Michaels Stores. That means we’re looking at four major data loss events in the past few weeks alone—three at national retailers, including Target and Neiman Marcus. Companies can learn from how other organizations respond to a data breach, for better or worse…. Read More

Cyberattack Planned to Test Healthcare Security

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Cyberattack Planned to Test Healthcare Security

Cyberattack Planned to Test Healthcare Security

The healthcare industry is gearing up for a cyberattack campaign that promises to test companies’ ability to guard against data breach threats. The campaign will be launched by an unlikely source: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The healthcare industry is one of the most highly-targeted sectors, and the HHS is partnering with healthcare companies… Read More

6 Tips for Safer Passwords

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6 Tips for Safer Passwords

6 Tips for Safer Passwords

The recent hack attack that compromised nearly 2 million Internet passwords worldwide highlights consumer vulnerability online—and the need for users to get more sophisticated when it comes to security. Hackers stole nearly 2 million website log-in credentials from Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and other sites, according to the cybersecurity firm Trustwave. One reason for the widespread… Read More

12 Tips for a Hoax-Free Holiday

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12 Tips for a Hoax-Free Holiday

12 Tips for a Hoax-Free Holiday

In song, the 12 days of Christmas include partridges, turtle doves, French hens, calling birds, geese and swans. In reality, scammers fly high on unsuspecting pigeons vulnerable to their holiday hoaxes. To avoid getting plucked, follow these tips for safe spending and a hoax-free holiday: 1. Pay attention to website URLs. Online searches can lead… Read More

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