Why quantum computing is a risk to traditional cybersecurity

Social Engineering Attacks: Common Methods Involved and How to Avoid Being Caught Out

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we take a closer look at what a social engineering attack entails and how to spot them ...
XKCD User Forum Data Breach

XKCD User Forum Data Breach

Bad news for XKCD user forum members - all 562,000 of them - reports Sergiu Gatlan (writing for Bleeping Computer) in a blog post on September 3rd; as email addresses, user names ...
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Security Fundamentals Are Key To Successful Cloud Migration

Earlier I wrote about the importance of patching, or more accurately the importance of transferring the need to patch (& the associated risk) to someone else by using their cloud security service ...

The CapitalOne Cyber Security Incident

Capital One Financial Corporation just disclosed a cyber security incident that impacts about 100 million people in the U.S. and 6 million in Canada. The customer data was illegally accessed sometime between ...

A Simple Data Breach Guide (Interpreting GDPR)

Perhaps it’s too melodramatic to claim that the debate over how to define a data breach “rages on” because we haven’t seen bodies flying out of windows yet, but it is a ...
Airlines and Personal Data

Airlines and Personal Data: A Flight of Fancy

When you purchase a ticket for a flight, be it domestic or international, most are thinking of the purpose of that ticket: to travel from point A to point B. Those invested ...
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Data Breach Notification Laws

Data Breach Notification Laws: Is it Time for a Uniform Standard?

State data breach notification laws had two primary aims in mind. The first was to potentially embarrass organizations to improve their data security by forcing them to disclose certain data breaches publicly ...
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Bitcoin drops 10% after hack of South Korean exchange service

Bitcoin drops 10% after hack of South Korean exchange service

CoinRail, a small cryptocurrency exchange service based in South Korea, reported on Sunday that it fell victim to a cyberattack and publicly confirmed it on Twitter. As a result, bitcoin prices collapsed ...
Stay Safe in the Tax Season after Equifax

Stay Safe in the Tax Season after Equifax

‘Tis the season for tax fraud and identity theft via tax-related scams. Tax fraud has been on the rise for years, and nearly 1 out of every 2 Americans are at increased ...