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June 06, 2016

Last year saw a rise in cybercrime across the board, and this year so far, appears to display the same trends. With handsome prices being paid for credit card data on black markets worldwide, criminals doubled their efforts in stealing it. While banking institutions are on top of things and seem to be well armed to fend off both intruders and malicious insiders, service industry with its poor state of security looks like an easy target.

Hospitality industry especially received a huge blow last year, with all the major franchises compromised in one way or another. In an...

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August 28, 2015

For the last several years, there have been headlines about data breaches that are devastating consumer and corporations. The IRS, Target, state medical systems, higher education, and military data bases. Nation state spies are intent on stealing vital information, plus pranksters and hackers are looking for attention or cyber criminals are out to make millions. There, there are plenty of people trying to break into networks and databases and steal information.

 

Data hackers’ motivations are diverse. Hackers are looking to make money and go after the low hanging fruit or...

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March 06, 2015

When a company has experienced a data breach, there are several factors that contribute to how a company reports and investigates that breach. Data breaches will happen. No company has the perfect security system, and there are circumstances of every data breach that are unique, and require special handling.

 

A well-thought out response plan is one of the most critical parts to a company’s ability to navigate through the disaster of a data breach. Incidence response teams need to guide an organization through every phase of responding to the breach. This team should...

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