Stop the Madness – Get Off the Data Breach Train By Alan Kessler, CEO Back in April 2013, we investigated the motivations behind IT security spending. Our global online survey, targeted at IT professionals, found that newer IT trends – such as big data, cloud, BYOD and mobile security practices – were major security spending drivers. The survey gathered responses across a full […] Read more >>
In the space of two short weeks, eBay’s ticket selling site StubHub and online bookmakers Paddy Power joined the already long list of 2014 data breaches. And, as always, important lessons can be drawn from these two events. In the first instance, and typical to almost every breach, what unites both is that personally identifiable information was stolen – including individual customer names, usernames, addresses, email addresses, phone contact numbers […] Read more >>
When thinking about data encryption, businesses typically view this as a proactive measure to avoid security breaches. Naturally, this is correct – data that’s encrypted is harder to hack – but what’s often missed from the equation is how encryption can reduce organizational risk should a security breach still happen. This is because of the impact encryption has on businesses’ data breach reporting requirements. Many countries around the world now have data breach […] Read more >>
With penalties as high as $500k a new Florida law, effective July 1, adds big teeth to the state’s data breach notification statute. One of the most interesting changes redefines the concept of ‘personal information.’ The new Florida Information Protection Act of 2014, states an organization must provide written notice to the state attorney general no later than 30 days after determination that a breach affecting 500 or more Floridians has occurred, down from 45 days […] Read more >>
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