The scariest attacks of 2017 don’t have a name. They are not featured in the headlines. They are the unreported and the under-reported. The cyber criminals are not undefeatable supernatural, evil entities.
Identity theft is on the rise and the latest data breach from Equifax could bring an “avalanche” of cyber crime with losses of billions of dollars. These are times when the individual response of each one of us could urge our government to stop the growing crisis, and to change flawed credit application processes that lie at the core of it. The five steps described in this article are useful to those affected and whose privacy might be breached. A personal story highlights that identity theft is more common than people expect.
As of writing this article on Thursday, September 7th, 2017, yet another corporate mega-breach has been revealed and this time it's the credit-reporting agency, Equifax. Negligence, terrible communications, bad crisis management … someone's head is gonna roll.
The number of data breaches tracked in 2016 in the U.S. reached an all-time record of 1,093 incidents and exposed more than 36 million records. The situation in 2017 is not getting any better, as the wave of data breaches continues to roll on. As cyber threats evolve, we look back at some of the worst breaches of 2016 and see what we can learn from them to avoid making the same mistakes in future.
Verizon has released its 10th annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), a comprehensive and multi-faceted look-back on breach trends, threat actor tactics and apparent motivations, based on analysis by the company or one of its 65 partners of 1,935 breach events occurring in 2016. This Experts Corner article examines some of its findings by some of the industry's top experts.
While the US has been slow to legislate meaningful ID protection safeguards, an unexpected agency is taking a leadership position - The IRS.
ITSPmagazine had a chance to connect with Paige Schaffer from Generali Global Assistance. We wanted to find out what inspires her; why she does what she does, and how what she and her company are looking to make a positive impact on society.
Even with a plethora of tools available, far too often, password security is overlooked. In this Experts Corner, expert Aaron Walker looks at research from G2 Crowd as he highlights 8 tools to help companies better manage passwords.