With the fallout around the TalkTalk data breach still happening, many people are left with one primary question: Why do data breaches continue to happen?
When it comes to data breaches, servers represent one of the largest targets for both external and insider attacks. The risks around servers are often amplified by the fact that users login with highly privileged accounts.
As 2014 ends, many experts in the industry are giving their thoughts on what the New Year will look like from an IT security perspective. From the top ten malware threats to a growing list of security challenges, you’d be forgiven for thinking that CIOs and CISOs face an uphill battle in 2015.
As 2014 draws to a close, many in the InfoSec community are looking back on what has been an eventful past 12 months.
Once again we are witnessing the aftermath of another major data breach. Although the name of the retailer has changed from Target to Home Depot, the rest of the story remains the same. A large scale exfiltration of customer card data that went undetected for several months.
This week, Home Depot announced its payment systems had fallen victim to hackers, in what some in the security industry are predicting to be the biggest data breach in history.
We must hope that January’s huge data breach at Target will be a turning point in the history of data breaches. For the first time, businesses are starting to ask difficult questions - might the fact that one of the US retail sector’s most respected retailers can be breached with such ease not be telling us that something is profoundly wrong with enterprise security?