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Hospitality’s Hidden Threat: POS

Reading Time: 3 minutes  |  Published: February 28, 2017 in Industry News
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Whether restaurant, hotel or resort, the hospitality industry is intensely focused on creating a pleasurable experience for guests. Unfortunately, hospitality has become an increasingly attractive industry for cybersecurity threats, according to the 2016 Trustwave Global Security Report. The report notes that the hospitality industry accounted...

7 Tips For Getting Your Security Budget Approved

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: January 30, 2017 in Industry News
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'Tis the season for building budgets, and security managers are under pressure to get the funds they need to protect their organizations. Of course this is easier said than done. The road to budget approval is paved with difficult conversations between infosec professionals and business executives....

US Power Grid in Imminent Danger of Cyber-Attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: January 9, 2017 in Industry News
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The US Energy Department says the electricity system "faces imminent danger" from cyber-attacks, which are growing more frequent and sophisticated, but grid operators say they are already on top of the problem. In the department’s Quadrennial Energy Review, it warned that a widespread power outage caused...

Ransomware Attack on Texas Clinic Affects 33k, Some Patient Records Lost

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 21, 2016 in Industry News
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A ransomware attack on Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic in early August reportedly affected 33,638 patients, according to Information Management. On Aug. 3, a hacker launched a ransomware attack on the clinic's computer system, encrypting data on the clinic's servers. Rainbow Children's Clinic attempted to...

Weebly Data Breach Affects 43 Million Customers

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 21, 2016 in Industry News
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Weebly, a San Francisco-based company that has allowed more than 40 million people create websites with since 2007; will start sending notification letters to all of their customers on Thursday, informing them of a data breach that occurred eight months ago. The breach, affecting 43,430,316 customers,...

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Nearly 6,000 online stores hit by hackers

10:18 14 October in Industry News
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Thousands of retailers have been hit by credit card detail stealing malware. They way the hackers got in? unpatched software flaws. Over 5,900 e-commerce sites contain malware that steals victim's credit card details, according to a security researcher. The malicious code has been placed on...