File Security

Data Breach Primer – What Does it all Mean?

Hey SEC, it’s Frank Kenney at Ipswitch. I don’t mean to rock the boat but I had a few quick questions regarding your recent announcement that you are requiring companies to notify their customers of a breach or risk of breach. What’s a “breach”? Does it mean the bad guys […]

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Hackers break browser SSL/TLS Encryption

Word has quickly spread that a serious weakness has been discovered in the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol that allows attackers to silently decrypt data that’s passing between a web server and an end-user browser. All reports indicate that this vulnerability affects the SSL protocol itself and is not specific […]

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Senator to businesses: Protect data or pay

As George Hulme recently wrote, the vision of Senator Richard Blumenthal’s data breach legislation is simple enough:  Protect individuals’ personally identifiable information from data theft, and penalize firms that don’t adequately secure their customers’ information. Clearly, there’s a need for organizations to better secure confidential and private customer information.  It […]

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Reinforcing Lessons Learned from a Former Hacker

Recently, Cisco published a blog post on an interview with a former Anonymous hacker who offered his top security tips for the enterprise. Some of the suggestions were fairly obvious, while others were intuitive and absolutely on point. For example: #5: Teach your staff about information security Take note, he […]

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Caution: Web-searchable servers and databases

August 2011:  Yale University announced that 43,000 social security numbers posted to an insecure FTP server have been available to Google search engine users for the past 10-months. May 2011:  Southern California Medical-Legal Consultants (SCMLC) disclosed that the medical records of 300,000 injured workers were available online to the public […]

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Information Sharing Wake-Up Call: Customers Now Pushing Organizations to Reconsider How They Transfer Sensitive Files

Corporate America is finally taking notice of its lax information-sharing practices.  As data breaches continue to dominate headlines in 2011 and expose major vulnerabilities in the way organizations share and manage sensitive information, companies worldwide are demanding that their partners improve the way they send and receive files. According to […]

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Citi fined $500K

Citi was recently fined $500,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for its failure to pick up on an employee skimming over $750,000 from the accounts of 22 Citi customers over the last eight years . When I first read the headline, my initial thought was that this was […]

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