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Data Breach Costs Vary Significantly by Organization

In reality, data breach costs can vary substantially by organization and some of those costs may not even become apparent for several years, analyst firm Forrester Research cautioned in a report released this week. So, when building a business case for investments in data security and operational security, it is better to develop tailored breach estimates instead, Forrester said. View Full Story ... Read More »

Fujitsu’s Australian cloud suffers storage crash, outage

Fujitsu Australia has confirmed that its data centre in the Australian suburb of Homebush has experienced an outage.“A storage array in Fujitsu’s Homebush data centre became unavailable at 9.24PM on Saturday night and has affected services to customers,” a spokesperson told The Register. “We are treating this matter as a major incident and we have activated our internal crisis management processes.” ... Read More »

TalkTalk fined £100k for exposing personal sensitive info

Blighty’s Information Commissioner’s Office has whacked TalkTalk with a £100,000 fine after the data of the records of 21,000 people were exposed to fraudsters in an Indian call centre. The breach came to light in September 2014 when TalkTalk started getting complaints from customers that they were receiving scam calls. Typically, the scammers pretended they were providing support for technical ... Read More »

A ghost story – The haunting presence of an ex-employee

Alvaro Hoyos,
CISO at OneLogin

From recruiting the most talented employees, to ensuring accounts are in order and providing staff with the latest technological innovations, businesses across the globe work tirelessly every day to strive for success. Lurking behind every policy, best practice and guideline, however, is a world that often gets neglected. What happens when someone leaves the company? Of course, in an ideal ... Read More »

Five years later: Have you changed your LinkedIn password yet?

Kevin Hansel,
CIO at SailPoint

The fallout of data breaches has long lasting effects – as we’ve seen from the continued impact of the 2012 data breach at LinkedIn. Although the attack happened five years ago, the ripple effects continue to this day. Recent reports of credentials stolen from U.K. officials are a good demonstration of this. Email addresses and passwords of MPs, parliamentary staff, ... Read More »

Largest cryptocurrency exchange hacked. Over $1 million worth of Bitcoin stolen

Bithumb, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin and Ether cryptocurrency exchanges, has been breached resulting in the loss of more than $1 Million in cryptocurrencies after a number of its user accounts were compromised. We reached out to some of the world’s leading cybersecurity experts for their thoughts on this latest hack. Ben Herzberg, research group manager at Imperva, said ... Read More »

Three ways to prepare your business for GDPR

Next May, the UK will apply the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Dubbed as the most important change in data protection of the past two decades, this ruling is set to protect all EU citizens’ data privacy, and enforce changes needed in the business sector which ensure that organisations protect people’s data. Despite Article 50 being triggered on March 29th, ... Read More »

Ready for GDPR? DQM GRC’s online tool will assess your organisation’s compliance for free

Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not optional, and with less than a year to go before the law is enforced, the time for action is now. To help organisations kickstart their journeys towards GDPR compliance DQM GRC, experts in data governance, has launched its GDPR Self-Assessment Tool. The personalised analysis gives organisations insight into their compliance ... Read More »

AA Shop investigating 13 gigabyte data breach

The AA has been criticised over the way it has handled a data breach involving 13 gigabytes of data. The huge cache was viewable online for a few days in April, but the motoring organisation said that it contained no “sensitive” information. However, a security researcher who analysed the leak said he found details like email addresses, names and parts ... Read More »

198 Million US Voter Records Leaked

Earlier this week, it was reported that 198 MILLION US voter records were leaked on a public Amazon S3 storage server owned by a Republican data analytics firm, Deep Root Analytics. This is reportedly the biggest leak of its kind in history. Various databases were found on the server, containing personal information of American citizens, including their name, date of ... Read More »