Tag Archives: Data Breach

Data Breaches ARE a big deal

I didn’t catch his name, but a little while ago I heard the “co-founder” of Square say on Bloomberg TV that the Target data breach was no big deal.  He said that people didn’t lose any money as a result, … Continue reading

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Why are there so many website security breaches?

Over the weekend my wife and I decided to go pay our last respects to Borders Books.  I could write a blog entry on why they failed (which includes missing the Internet, then missing e-Readers), or why we bought nothing … Continue reading

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Aren’t classified files encrypted?

Here is a frustrating one for me, a break-in on a defense contractor’s network results in the theft of 24,000 files.  There are Information Rights Management (IRM) products such as Microsoft’s AD-RMS that can be used to essentially encrypt individual files … Continue reading

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A Data Breach with real damage

Some of you aren’t going to be sympathetic on this one, but have you heard of PornWikiLeaks?  I was looking at CNet this morning and at the top of the list of most popular links was the story of how … Continue reading

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I wonder what the number is for other industries

Ponemon Institute did a study of IT security in the energy industry. 75% admit to having suffered a data breach in the last 12 months. 71% of IT Security executives at global energy producers state that their executive management team … Continue reading

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Sadly, data breaches are all too common

After blogging about BP’s lost laptop this morning I was checking my mail and discovered a note from one of my financial institutions about a breach at bulk email sender Epsilon that impacts me.  Three of the largest credit card issuers … Continue reading

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