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New law to compel US businesses to inform users of data breaches

Oct 26 by Filip Truta

The United States Congress plans to introduce a bill that would push companies to report a breach within 30 days of its occurrence, or else. The law echoes similar efforts in the European Union, which aims to enforce similar regulations next year.

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Warning: Data Breaches In News Always Worse Than They First Appear

Oct 12 by George V. Hulme

Not too long ago news broke of yet another substantial data breach. This time at financial consultancy Deloitte — one of the so-called big four accounting firms. On Sept 25, Deloitte announced that it had detected a breach stemming from an inadequately secured administrative email system that gave the attacker(s) access to the firm’s global email system.

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Mobile Stock Trading Apps Found To Be Poorly Secured

Oct 11 by George V. Hulme

Security research firm IOActive recently set out to investigate the security of 21 mobile brokerage apps used for trading stocks and other equities. The results were less than reassuring.  

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Linux Users, especially those in IoT, remain At-risk

Oct 10 by George V. Hulme

If you are a Linux user you might want to keep an extra eye on your systems and be ready to patch — as soon as patches do become available that is. Google researchers this week made public seven vulnerabilities they uncovered in the Linux DNS software package Dnsmasq. 

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Duo Labs find thousands of ‘hidden’ vulnerable Macs

Oct 03 by George V. Hulme

Thousands of Apple Macs vulnerable to un-patched firmware, regardless of operating system patching levels. The security firm Duo Labs recently set out to study the security of Mac firmware, more specifically the EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) in Macs for the past three years. Think of EFI as the modern BIOS (Basic Input / Output System) manages the boot process of a computer system as well as communications between the operating system and other devices such as video, keyboard, printers, and mice.

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Cyber-attacks now cost businesses over $1M on average, can sink small companies

Sep 26 by Filip Truta

As of 2017, a single cyber incident can put a small company out of business, according to new research by Ponemon Institute. The findings confirm Bitdefender’s predictions for 2017 that targeted attacks would increase due to poor security of corporate networks.

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U.S. DHS and FDA Face Medical Device Security Woes

Sep 25 by George V. Hulme

While most eyes interested in cybersecurity for the past two weeks have been focused upon (and for good reason) the Equifax breach, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued its pressure on medical device manufacturers to build security into product design — just as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned the medical community of eight vulnerabilities in Smiths medical wireless infusion pumps.

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How a data breach left two Equifax executives jobless and eroded public trust overnight

Sep 19 by Filip Truta

One of the biggest consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States is learning a harsh lesson. A massive breach that affected personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers has led to the forced retirement of Equifax’s chief information officer and chief security officer, a 13 percent drop in market valuation, several class action lawsuits and a deterioration in public trust.

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In the wake of the Equifax data breach, what do you do now to protect yourself?

Sep 12 by George V. Hulme

The second rule of data breaches should be (the first being don’t have one) to stop doing harm. On this account, Experian failed considerably.

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