What Is RFID Skimming?

Security breaches are increasingly affecting organizations across various domains as they heavily rely on technologies to reduce the operational costs and improve the work efficiency. The United States is the world leader in data breach incidents. According to a report shared by the Identity Theft Resource Center in 2017, the security breach incidents in the … Read More The post What Is RFID Skimming? appeared first on The State of Security.
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DDoS: Defense or Devastation

Your money or your data. Cybercriminals are forcing some companies to make the choice: Either send money or risk a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which can take down company IT systems, disrupting infrastructure or services and resulting in significant losses across the organization. Corero research has shown that DDoS attacks increased by 35..
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Smart Contracts May Be Smart, But Are They Contracts?

With distributed ledger technology (such as blockchain), there is growing interest in automating routine commercial transactions.  But how will these smart contracts be interpreted under existing commercial contract laws? Although there is no federal contracts law for private commercial transactions in the United States, there is a widely adopted core of standardized state laws that … Read More The post Smart Contracts May Be Smart, But Are They Contracts? appeared first on The State of Security.
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How to Secure Your Outlook Emails and Microsoft Accounts

Living in today’s society, it is almost impossible to meet someone without an email account. For almost everything you do online, you need to have an email ID whether for work, education, or socially. Many of us hold multiple accounts, each for a different purpose; however, you need to protect yourself. If you are using … Read More The post How to Secure Your Outlook Emails and Microsoft Accounts appeared first on The State of Security.
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Over 50% of young Brits reuse password for multiple online accounts

Hackers targeting young Britons might find it easier than they think. According to the most recent UK government Cyber Awareness Campaign, over half of British citizens between 18 and 25 reuse a password for multiple accounts, including social media and online shopping networks. Some respondents used the same password for 21 online accounts, the survey
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Current State of Security in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are a prime target for many malicious individuals and organizations in the information age. Identity thieves, blackmailers, and even the curious public are attracted to the intense amounts of personal information a healthcare organization must collect to provide adequate levels of care. Understanding the current state of security in healthcare is paramount to … Current State of Security in HealthcareRead More »
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The Role of the CISO in Preventing Data Breaches

In these times of unabated data breaches, the typical Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) must feel like a moving target in a shooting gallery. It’s not a matter of whether an attack and possible breach will occur, it’s a matter of when. Being a CISO is a fascinating and important job. Often, though, it’s a … Read More The post The Role of the CISO in Preventing Data Breaches appeared first on The State of Security.
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Cyber Breaches: The Game of Shifting Liabilities

Let’s face it: it is a matter of when your company is going to get hit by digital attackers and how hard, not if. This causes a lot of pain and overall damage, both of which are not good for business. Cyber attacks are at the forefront of news headlines and are plaguing C-Level executives’ … Read More The post Cyber Breaches: The Game of Shifting Liabilities appeared first on The State of Security.
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Tips for Staying Secure When Using Dating Apps

Mobile online dating apps are popular among adults looking to find their ideal partner. According to the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of U.S. adults said they had used matchmaking sites in 2015. Following Valentine’s Day, many dating sites may offer promotions, coupons, and discounts to encourage new users to enroll, meaning new users will … Read More The post Tips for Staying Secure When Using Dating Apps appeared first on The State of Security.
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