Financial Firms Scrutinize Third-Party Supplier Risk

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

But executives aren’t confident in the accuracy of cybersecurity assessment data received from their vendors, a new study shows. Financial services executives and managers responsible for the corporate checkbook would rather forgo business with a partner that is not serious about cybersecurity than run the risk of a breach, a new report found. Some 97% […]

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Third Parties in Spotlight as More Facebook Data Leaks

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Two third-party services left Facebook user data exposed online — in one case, 540 million records of user comments — highlighting the ease with which third-party developers can access data and the risk of lax security. A Mexican media company’s unprotected Amazon S3 container exposed more than 540 million records of Facebook users’ comments and […]

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A hacker or your cloud provider. Who presents the greatest risk to your data?

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It’s your worst nightmare. All of your most important and sensitive data, the thing your business values most, the thing your company cannot operate without, the thing your regulators require you to protect, has been taken hostage. Your business grinds to a halt. Your customers and business partners are livid. Your regulators are demanding an […]

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Thousands of Unprotected Kibana Instances Exposing Elasticsearch Databases

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In today’s world, data plays a crucial role in the success of any organization, but if left unprotected, it could be a cybercriminal’s dream come true.Poorly protected MongoDB, CouchDB, and Elasticsearch databases recently got a lot more attention from cybersecurity firms and media lately.More than half of the known cases of massive data breaches over […]

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Georgia Tech Data Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Users’ Personal Data

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The Georgia Institute of Technology, well known as Georgia Tech, has confirmed a data breach that has exposed personal information of 1.3 million current and former faculty members, students, staff and student applicants.In a brief note published Tuesday, Georgia Tech says an unknown outside entity gained “unauthorized access” to its web application and accessed the […]

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The 6 biggest ransomware attacks of the last 5 years

Posted on April 5th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Malware that holds data for ransom has been around for years. In 1991, a biologist spread PC Cyborg, the first ever ransomware, by sending floppy disks via surface mail to other AIDS researchers, for instance. In the mid ’00s Archiveus was the first ransomware to use encryption, though it’s long ago been defeated and you […]

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Security technologies that provide the most savings

Posted on April 4th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Many older, more well-established security technologies – data loss prevention (DLP), perimeter controls and policy management – provided the least in cost savings; all offering less than $200,000 in savings compared to their costs. “Those ‘brilliant basics’ are things we’ve been doing for 20 years… the things that are the bread and butter of security […]

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Get 4 Essential CyberSecurity Software For Less Than $10 Per Month

Posted on March 24th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Major data breaches and cyber attacks are occurring at an alarming rate, and if you are still not using a VPN and password manager app, you are seriously out of excuses.Not just VPN software and a password manager, cybersecurity experts also recommend using antivirus and backup solutions to protect your computers and precious data stored […]

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Whip your information security into shape with ISO 27001

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Every company has sensitive data that needs to be protected. Securing information properly is a challenge that requires careful management of people and assets through the application of clear policies and procedures. Unfortunately, many businesses lack the expertise needed to ensure that information security is a reality. Researchers at Digital Shadows found more than 12 […]

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Landmark laws: data brokers and the future of US privacy regulation

Posted on March 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Data brokers have been operating in the dark for years. If you’re interested in digital privacy, the fact that your information is regularly traded by hundreds of secretive companies will come as no surprise. What’s less clear is who these organisations are, what information they store, and who exactly they’re working with. Thanks to a […]

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