Many organizations collect sensitive data and are responsible for appropriately protecting it. With new regulations like the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the definitions of personal data have been greatly expanded, and the financial impacts of a data breach for an organization are significant.
2017 is behind us. It was the year of chatbots, customer-centricity, and — security breaches. We saw great things being announced and important developments put in motion. We also saw the bad side of tech show its ugly face. Will 2018 be better? It's hard to predict. We know it will be different. And we can certainly look into trends that will shape software development in the coming twelve months.
Cybercrime is worse now than it ever has been. CSO Online recently released the top five cybersecurity facts, figures, and statistics for 2017. This is what they found.
In September 2017, credit reporting firm Equifax revealed that the social security numbers and addresses of as many as 143 million of its American customers were compromised in a security breach, according to CNN. This revelation follows other major security breaches from leading reputable businesses including Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Target. The vulnerability of the data held by such major companies shows that all organizations must take cloud data security seriously.
Data breaches have become a fact of life for businesses. Ruthless hackers infiltrate systems, injecting malware and stealing vital information from companies. You must protect your organization from them. When you can’t, you must behave proactively to lessen the damage. Here are four things a business needs to understand about data breaches.
Every business has data that fits into various buckets: customer data, vendor data, business data, regulatory data. All of this data is both necessary and confidential. There can be disastrous consequences when this sort of data leaks out to the general public.
You are about to be hacked! Oh, I don't mean right this moment. But it is inevitable that at some point in the near future, someone is going to slip some malware on your system that causes your computer to do things you didn't expect, for the benefit and profit of someone else.
When the two words 'crime' and 'technology' are brought up in conversation cybercrime is usually not the thing that comes first to the minds of most people. Rather, many tend to think of crime-solving technology such as DNA analysis and fingerprinting used in solving cases on popular TV murder mysteries and dramas.
A group of Azerbaijan hackers from Azerbaijan Hacker Team has hacked a number of Armenian Government ministers' websites, and placed a video on their defaced page. There are a total of 64 websites hacked including Ministry of Education, police, city districts, Artsakh State University, Football Federation of Armenia and several other Armenian websites.
16 million German users suffered from a Botnet malware attack whose digital identities had been stolen. The data was linked with Facebook accounts, mail accounts, Amazon accounts, and other online services. The attack was revealed when Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) ran a Botnet analysis.