cybersecurity

DHS reveals data breach that includes 250,000 staffers and investigation witnesses after 8 months knowledge of incident

DHS reveals data breach that includes 250,000 staffers and investigation witnesses after 8 months knowledge of incident

More than 250,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees along with individuals involved in on-going DHS criminal investigations, including witnesses, had their personally identifiable information (PII) compromised in a data breach that was revealed after 8 months knowledge by DHS!

Equifax Data Breach Impacts 143 Million Americans

Equifax Data Breach Impacts 143 Million Americans

Cyber criminals have accessed sensitive information -- including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver's licenses. Additionally, Equifax said that credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. customers were exposed, as was "personal identifying information" on roughly 182,000 U.S. customers involved in credit report disputes. Residents in the U.K. and Canada were also impacted. The breach occurred between mid-May and July, Equifax said. The company said it discovered the hack on July 29. The data breach is one of the worst ever, by its reach and by the kind of information exposed to the public.

Cyber-Security In The Work Place

Cyber-Security In The Work Place

Proper employee training can help reduce the risk of a data breach and the resulting legal liability and reputational harm. This article provides five tips for employers to train employees on data management best practices.

Who's Securing the Back Door?

You know what that sound means. It’s a hacker trying to break in through your front door. They want to reach your network, which is securing valuable data. So how do you stop them? You spend thousands of dollars, maybe more, to create a fortress-like defense to prevent the criminals from crashing the front gates -- and gaining access to the keys of the castle.

Cybersecurity is a Real Risk, So Become “Compromise Ready”

y: Craig Hoffman, JDSupra Business Advisor Many have heard that “it is not a matter of if a company will be attacked, but when.” Statements like this used to be met with skepticism – companies would say we do not have information hackers want, we outsource our security so we have no risk, or the IT department said it will never happen to us.

The Next Cybersecurity Target: Medical Data

Hackers often carry out massive cyberattacks to gain access to financial data through banks and retail companies, but this week's cybercrime hit a seemingly new target: medical data, taken from the health insurance company Premera Blue Cross.  The attack affected 11 million patients, making it the largest cyberattack involving medical information to date.