Data Breach

The IT “A List” of Privacy

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What privacy issues began with a few high-profile celebrities has turned into a laundry list of famous folks whose phones (and selfies) have been hacked and exposed across the Internet. Leaked photos of Oscar winners and pro wrestlers alike continue to make headlines. It all reinforces the critical need for data security in […]

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Anthem Data Breach: A Cautionary Tale

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The already-infamous Anthem data breach has put personal information belonging to 80 million health insurance customers at risk after hackers gained access to their network. Customer names, birth dates, home addresses and Social Security numbers are reported to be stolen. The sheer reach is astounding. The breach at Anthem is the world’s […]

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Identity Management in a Dropbox World

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Yesterday Dropbox posted an update at the end of their 10/13 blog that noted their servers were not hacked. Apparently the compromised credentials in question were stolen from a different source. At the end of the day, Dropbox isn’t to blame. The stolen credentials were used to access multiple services, […]

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Five things your files would tell you (if they could talk)

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If your files could talk, I guarantee that they would have a lot to say. With larger quantities of data being shared across more devices than ever before, we often mismanage our files and lose critical information. Nearly half (42 percent) of IT professionals report their organization does not mandate […]

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Friday Five: 3/14 Edition

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Happy Pi Day—one of the geekiest holidays of the year. Today we’re lining up some of the most talked about IT news of week. Enjoy! Looking for ways to celebrate Pi Day? Check these ideas out Report shows cost of data breaches in healthcare decreasing, but frequency increasing Target breach […]

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Friday Five: 2/21 Edition

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Everyone is in the midst of Olympics fever here. This week we’re lining up some of the most talked about IT news of week. Enjoy! Read about how Sochi is the first truly connected Olympics Interesting Read: Five ways to avoid a health data breach IT pros must become business […]

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Three Reasons Why NYT Can’t Afford to Use FTP

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News broke yesterday afternoon that a group of hackers had compromised file transfer servers at several leading organizations after obtaining credentials for thousands of FTP sites. According to the report, hackers were even able to upload several malware program files to an FTP server run by the NYT and picked […]

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