Tag Archives: data breach

Responding to a breach: The importance of clear communication

In my last blog, I looked at examples of the commercial impact on a company in the instance of a data breach.

The correct method of dealing with a data breach contains many actions including containment, employee engagement and making sure it never happens again, but part of your plan should include planning how to get your message out there and let your investors and customers know what the latest status is.

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Counting the cost of a data breach

If you consider 2007 to be year zero for major data breaches which affected the public, then 2014 was the year it came of age and started to gain some actionable education.

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Hacking Team – Zero Day Any Day

In InfoSec these past few weeks it has been impossible to miss the news that the secretive spyware company known as Hacking Team has been breached and their files posted online. This compromise has resulted in 400GB of confidential data being released online and caused widespread embarrassment for the company and clients alike.

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$1bn financial services attack – Why Defense in Depth could have mitigated the damage

A new report from Kaspersky Labs claims up to 100 banks and financial institutions have been attacked in an “unprecedented cyber robbery”.

Initial estimates suggest that $1bn has been stolen in the attacks, which are believed to have started in 2013 and are potentially still ongoing. It’s thought the attacks have taken place across 30 different countries, including the US, Canada, Germany, Russia, China and Ukraine.

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Take an in-depth look at your IT security

Over the past few months we’ve seen a spate of IT security breaches in the US. Retailers, Supervalu, Albertsons and the courier, UBS recently revealed they’d suffered significant data attacks, with customers debit and credit card details compromised. Meanwhile in the healthcare sector, Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.

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