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Equifax hack exposes a major cybersecurity gap

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 11, 2017 in Industry News
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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....

US Power Grid Hacked: Report Claims Attackers Compromised Energy Companies

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 6, 2017 in Industry News
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Hackers have targeted and successfully penetrated the operational networks of a number of energy companies in the United States and Europe, putting core aspects of power grids at risk, security researchers warn. Security firm Symantec reported the intrusions, which the researchers attributed to a state-sponsored hacked...

Use Cases: Securing Applications and Data

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 22, 2017 in Attivo News
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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

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 12, 2017 in Industry News
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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...

Swift urges global banks to ‘pay close attention’ to security after hackers leak ‘NSA’ exploits

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 19, 2017 in Industry News
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Swift, the global banking platform used to manage money transfers between over 10,000 financial institutions, is urging its users to bulk up security amid revelations the US National Security Agency (NSA) exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft products to spy on its clients. Last week, a hacking group...

Office of Civil Rights Hones in on Smaller HIPAA Breaches

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 7, 2016 in Industry News
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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

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 13, 2016 in Survey
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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...