Study: Hospitals dramatically increase ad spend following data breaches

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Determining the actual cost of a data breach is difficult and often leads to heated discussions in security circles. How do you determine how many customers who left (following a breach) wouldn’t have left anyway? Perhaps they already were upset with the organization for some other reason. How do you know if a sales decline […]

The case for security breach communications in healthcare

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My research and writing embeds me in a world of frighteningly smart healthcare security professionals. At a recent HIMSS cybersecurity conference, I sat horrified to learn how complicated the challenges of protecting healthcare records really are. I also learned that even the most complex security firewalls like Blockchain are still untested over long periods of […]

The three realities of ICT security all senior executives must accept

My colleagues and I are often asked by senior executives how they can make sure their organisation’s data is secure from loss. Security professionals know better than to ask, but they sometimes place false trust in tools that promise greater visibility or better defences. They also often ask us how they can make better sense […]

Stay safe: Massive database of stolen passwords surfaces

Every few months, it seems, a big trove of usernames and passwords surfaces somewhere. This week it was uncovered by Bob Diachenko of Kromtech Security Research Center. He wrote about a massive trove of emails and passwords appearing online. As Diachenko explains, the database of 560 million emails and passwords may have been curated from other exposures, […]

GameStop, Scottrade suffer data breaches

A duo of recent data breaches — one hitting a stock trading brokerage and another a videogame retailer — shows that more gains are needed to protect customer data, even with all of the progress made over the last 10 years. According to a story by colleague Steve Ragan, Scottrade Bank (a subsidiary of Scottrade Financial Services Inc.) […]