data breach

Data Security Leaks Prove Costly

Data security leaks come in all shapes and sizes. Many are malicious, whereas others are the result of human error. Regardless of the source or intent, data leaks can be tremendously detrimental to businesses. Consider these findings when assessing just how important data protection actually is:Malicious intent is on the rise. Previously, most data leaks resulted from human error or system glitches. According to Ponemon Institute’s 2015 "Cost of Data Breach Study", 47% of data [...]

Ransomware Will Reign Again This Year

Ransomware is the latest evolution in cyber threats and malicious Internet schemes. Last year, more businesses were struck by ransomware than ever before, and that trend is expected to continue. As a result, it’s essential for all professionals to learn more about ransomware and how to defend your company.What is ransomware?Ransomware is a program that infiltrates a computer system and restricts access to the system or certain files. The software encrypts data so you need [...]

Security Breaches can be Costly for Businesses

Sensitive information leaked can equal a scandal for companies. Besides the obvious loss of customer trust, reputation, sales and lowered stock price, the non-compliance fines can spell real trouble for an unwitting business. Audit committees are voracious about protecting customer-related information and corporate sensitive data.Companies are required to comply with data-privacy regulations, best practice requirements and industry guidelines regarding the usage and access to customer data. Privacy requirements for protecting non-public personal information include: selective [...]

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