data security

The Fight Against Cyber Crime Land a Positive Blow

The Fight Against Cyber Crime Land a Positive Blow

Companies and individuals must protect their data as they would their physical assets.  Spend a little extra on digital security software. Monitor your systems for vulnerabilities, scan and update often, implement firewall protection, change passwords often and never repeat them, and purge legacy systems. By actively promoting good cyber hygiene practices, servers, personal computers, mobile phone and IoT devices’ data will be better protected and outside attacks will be thwarted.

At Least 6,300 Students In Data Breach Of Portland School District May Be Affected

Two high school students in Portland, Oregon are responsible for data breach incident that was reported Friday.

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The Centennial School District announced the security breach of its student information systems. District officials do not currently believe any important student information was taken, but the investigation is ongoing. 

Law enforcement is determining the full extent of the breach and figuring what was taken. The District's IT staff reportedly have found and secured the access points that were hacked by the students. The students, who are both under 18, told authorities they did it to "show that the system could be hacked," said Carol Fenstermacher, a school district spokeswoman. 

The hackers were able to access names, birth dates, addresses, schools and grade levels, phone numbers, student IDs, and demographic information of all current and former students were accessed in the incident. Though the number of current and former students that have been affected is unclear, the district, currently serving 6,300 students, does not believe social security numbers were accessed. 

Updates pertaining to the incident and investigation will be posted on the district's website


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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!

Personal Devices and Security: Keep Data Secure and Employees Happy

Personal Devices and Security: Keep Data Secure and Employees Happy

Many don’t understand the financial cost of a breach and the damage to reputation when customer billing information, social security numbers, legal documents and a whole range of other confidential data is leaked.

Ten Ways To Prevent A Data Breach And Protect Your Small Business

Ten Ways To Prevent A Data Breach And Protect Your Small Business

Today, virtually all businesses collect personal information about customers, employees and others. This information is valuable to hackers – evidenced by the increasing frequency and severity of data breaches across the globe.