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Equifax hack exposes a major cybersecurity gap

10:23 11 September in Industry News

Credit reporting firm Equifax (EFX) reported Thursday hackers had accessed Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other vital personal data of 143 million people in the US. Little was revealed about the details of the cybersecurity breach, other than it stemmed from an exploited web application....

Use Cases: Securing Applications and Data

19:23 22 May in Attivo News

We asked 25 security professionals to provide us with some examples of use cases where they are helping clients secure applications and data. Here's what they told us: Securing Apps/Devices/APIs/IoT 1) We ensure apps that manage valuable data (personally identifiable information, healthcare data) are secure. We see...

Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries With a Stolen N.S.A. Tool

13:16 12 May in Industry News

LONDON — Hackers using a tool stolen from the United States government conducted extensive cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries around the world, severely disrupting Britain’s public health system and wreaking havoc on computers elsewhere, including Russia. Hospitals in Britain appeared to be the...

Office of Civil Rights Hones in on Smaller HIPAA Breaches

09:52 07 September in Industry News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”), the agency tasked with enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), recently announced that it will redouble its efforts to investigate smaller breaches of Protected Health Information (“PHI”)...

Survey says 3/4 of consumers expect your company to be hacked

08:43 13 June in Survey

Three quarters of consumers expect business and organisations to be hacked, a new study from cybersecurity firm Centrify reports. The Centrify Consumer Trust Survey interviewed 2400 consumers in the UK, US and Germany about issues such as their attitudes towards hacking, their likely actions when they...