data breach

  • How to respond to a data breach

    Posted April 2, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    GAO: Data breaches have more than doubled since 2009, how should government, companies respond?
  • 4 lessons from the Target breach

    Posted March 17, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    Retail giant Target made headlines after announcing that 110 million Americans were affected by a massive data breach at its stores. If you want to avoid the same fate, pay attention to these four lessons learned in the wake of the Target breach.
  • Spotlight on data protection

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    With 22,918,441 million records exposed in data breaches in 2011, it's more clear than ever that what you don't know about data protection can hurt you. Get up to speed here.
  • How to stop IT managers from going rogue

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 1:16 pm

    Nearly half of all data breaches come from inside an organization, which is why industry watchers say enterprise IT departments need to invest in technology that ensures no one person has all the power.
  • Five Ways To Survive a Data Breach Investigation

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 9:58 am

    Security experts say it all the time: If a company thinks it has suffered a data security breach, the key to getting at the truth unscathed is to have a response plan in place for what needs to be done and who needs to be in charge of certain tasks. Unfortunately, many companies still fail to heed that advice and end up in a lot more trouble than was necessary. Here are 5 steps that can be taken to ensure a smooth investigation that ends with the company's reputation intact.
  • Four Years Later: Unlearned Lessons of ChoicePoint

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 11:25 am

    It's been four years since data broker ChoicePoint acknowledged the data security breach that put it in the middle of a media firestorm and pushed data protection to the top of the infosecurity community's priority list. Since then, much bigger incidents have occurred, most notably the TJX data breach and most recently the Heartland Payment Systems data breach .
  • Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

    Posted January 23, 2009 - 11:30 am

    How are data breaches like pregnancy? What is treated like a luxury and taxed like a sin? What isn't likely to bounce? Who is ready to address the masses on YouTube? Answers to these questions and more in this week's news quiz.
  • Can security's human side stop data breaches?

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 9:33 am

    Shira Rubinoff was a practicing psychologist in 2004. When it came to technology, her experience was simply as a tech user, certainly not a tech guru. Then one day she was phished. Rubinoff decided to take her background in human behavior and turn it into a security software firm that taps into how the mind works in order to prevent phishing attacks.
  • Acting upon a security breach in six easy steps

    Posted September 26, 2008 - 12:21 pm

    What immediate action should business management take after they learn their company's been breached? Here's a list of six key steps that any business can follow after a breach to help restore workplace order.
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