Category Archives: Security

Cybersecurity 2015: A Year in Review

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This year saw a number of remarkable events and benchmarks in cybersecurity. As we close out the year, let’s take a look back at the top five cybersecurity takeaways of 2015. 1) Cybercrime is at its most expensive, and the costs are rising. Other than securing sensitive information, perhaps the most important aspect of cybersecurity is its potential to save…

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Why Do Hackers Like My Personal Accounts?

By | Cloud Storage, Data Security, Enterprise Collaboration, Security | No Comments

In the wake of CISA, many cybersecurity experts have been touting the fatal flaw of the proposed bill not as privacy, but rather its inability to prevent attacks. A recent piece on The Intercept describes how many of the large attacks that occurred recently were a result of factors that CISA would not prevent, like inside jobs, out-of-date servers, weaknesses…

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US Secret Service Warns of Mobile Payment Fraud

By | Data Security, Privacy, Security | One Comment

You know there’s a major problem with mobile security when the United States Secret Service starts talking about it. Last week, the Secret Service issued a warning about a recent wave of identity theft incidents involving mobile payment systems. According to the Secret Service’s advisory, a growing number of criminals are exploiting vulnerabilities in near-field communication (NFC)-based mobile payment systems…

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Box and Dropbox Expose User Data Putting Your Employees and Company at Risk

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Employees are using insecure solutions to share sensitive private data, and the security cracks are getting bigger every day. It is now known that Box and Dropbox have exposed documents such as tax returns, mortgage applications, and personal finance information due to weak default security configurations combined with user error. Noted security blogger Graham Cluley recently stated, “If you are…

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The Definitive Data-Sharing Vulnerability Questionnaire for CEOs

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The recent resignation of Target’s CEO Gregg Steinhafel has prompted a global discussion on the security of sensitive data. From retail chains to law offices, the conversation has moved from the server room to the boardroom and many are speculating that the infamous Target breach of over 40 million customer credit card numbers could have been prevented by asking some…

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Dropbox and HIPAA Compliance – How to Protect Your Organization from Liability

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Implementing security standards for electronic systems has never been more important for companies working with medical data. From insurance providers to hospital systems, protecting patient information in an increasingly complex environment is an uphill battle. The rise in popularity amongst individual users of simple, cloud-based file collaboration and backup platforms like Dropbox poses a serious threat to compliance. Dropbox notes…

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