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

94 Million Exposed: The Government’s Epic Fail on Privacy

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94 Million Exposed: The Government’s Epic Fail on Privacy

94 Million Exposed: The Government’s Epic Fail on Privacy

When you hear a number like “94 million” in the news, it’s usually because somebody won the lottery. This time around, no such luck. This 94 million is the number of Americans’ files in which personal information has been exposed, since 2009, to potential identity theft through data breaches at government agencies.  Go ahead, count… Read More

Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

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Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

So what’s it worth to you to prevent world-wide economic collapse, or even a major interruption of essential services, like power or water? These are not hypothetical questions. Nor will they be caused by the Eurozone disaster, a double-dip recession, the disintegration of institutions deemed “too big to fail,” or government spending run amok. I… Read More

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