Archive for the ‘Data Security’ Category

Insider threats are one of the biggest threats to the security of your data. Recent statistics suggest that insiders are responsible for 28% of all data breaches. Whilst this may not seem like a huge number compared to the external threats, it is significant. External attacks, such as phishing attacks, are a hit and hope method where attackers send out millions of emails in the hope of compromising a few … Read more

If we look at some of the most high-profile data breaches of the last few years, you will be astonished at how long it took for the organization involved to detect. Companies as big and as well equipped as Verifone, took 6 months to detect the data breach that first started in the middle of 2016. It took Forever 21 around 9 months to detect their data breach that started … Read more

Security analytics is the process of analyzing raw data to determine the effectiveness of current security measures and take appropriate steps to improve cybersecurity. It involves the aggregation of data from a multitude of sources, including event logs, firewalls, virus scanners and more, and combining that information into an easier to process data set. What is Security Analytics? A Definition As mentioned above, security analytics is a method taken to … Read more

Education institutions, year on year, continue to be affected by cybersecurity threats. This problem affects both large and small education institutions, however, large institutions have potentially more to lose due to the volume of sensitive data they store. According to a study by a non-profit association of IT leaders in higher education, EDUCAUSE, information security is the biggest issue for education institutions for the third year in a row. Insider … Read more

With corporate networks becoming increasingly more complex and distributed, the notion that we can build a giant wall around our data to keep the bad guys out, is an outdated one. Well, almost… There are still many high-profile cases where hackers were able to bypass perimeter defences by exploiting endpoint vulnerabilities and then move laterally throughout the network, with practically no resistance at all. Fortunately, companies are slowly starting to … Read more

Despite the numerous data protection laws that govern the healthcare industry, which include HIPAA, PCI-DSS and GDPR, the number of data breaches continue to rise. This is probably no surprise to anyone, as healthcare service providers typically employ hundreds of thousands of staff members and hold vast amounts of confidential patient data across multiple platforms. Of course, it’s not that healthcare employees are bad, but with so many employees and … Read more

Healthcare in the USA is an enormously competitive industry where regulatory oversight is strict and encompasses all manner of activity. On top of that, the needs of healthcare organizations are extremely complex and the importance of the services they deliver mean that processes and practices need to be as streamlined as possible. Due to the sensitivity of patient data, it is vital that organizations take every precaution to meet regulatory … Read more

The healthcare industry has been subject to a paradigm shift when it comes to managing confidential patient data. The digitization of health information, which was initially driven by the HITECH Act of 2009, has provided a number of benefits, such as providing more efficient access and storage, requiring less employees to manage the records, as well as providing more accuracy and readability. However, it also comes with a number of … Read more

According to The Cyber Threat to UK Legal Sector report, security incidents targeting UK law firms are on the rise. The 2018 report, which was published in order to “raise the cyber maturity and resilience of law firms”, states that “60% of law firms reported an information security incident in the last year, up from 42% in 2014”. Why Are Law Firms A Target? There are number of reasons why … Read more

It can often seem like a company experiences a data breach every day. Now, even though your business may not be the largest around, it is still important to protect your clients’ privacy. If you use the Office 365 system, here are all the ways you can do so: 1. Create Greater Security Awareness Although most companies fail to realize it, your employees can often be your weakest link. Since … Read more