Companies globally could incur $5.2 trillion in additional costs and lost revenue over the next five years due to cyberattacks, as dependency on complex internet-enabled business models outpaces the ability to introduce adequate safeguards that protect critical assets, according to Accenture. Based on a survey of more than 1,700 CEOs and other C-suite executives around…

Researchers have disclosed a huge leak of government data stemming from the Oklahoma Securities Commission. As discovered by UpGuard researcher Greg Pollock, 3 TB of data was exposed, including millions of files, many of which pertained to FBI investigations. The data was exposed on a server sans password protection, meaning anyone with an Internet connection…

A new Vera report reveals stark numbers behind the mounting toll of data breaches triggered by cybercrime and accidents. One of the most recognized and mandated security controls, installed encryption tools protect just four percent of breached files. Meanwhile, compliance-focused mindsets and perimeter-driven encryption deployments keep organizations’ encryption investments fundamentally misaligned with how employees and…

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center began sending out detailed advisories, in brochure and video forms, to companies around the country to show them how to guard against cyber-incursions. The blitz follows hotel chain Marriott’s disclosure last week that hackers stole more than five million passport numbers of guests at its properties. It was the…

The Christmas and New Year holidays are generally regarded as a very nice time of the year. Workers depart the office, giving information security experts a chance to put their feet up. Before you take your well-deserved rest, however, make sure to take measures to protect corporate information on employees’ personal gadgets. Sensitive information on…

If you shared data with Facebook over the past few years, there’s a high chance Facebook handed it to Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, or any of the other 150 companies that benefited from extensive data-sharing deals with the social media giant, The New York Times reports. Internal Facebook records provide a more detailed look at data-sharing…

Facebook continues to be criticized for its data collection practices. The media is hammering Google over how it handles data. JPMorgan Chase & Company was vilified for using Palantir software to allegedly invade the privacy of employees. This past June marked the five-year anniversary of The Guardian’s first story about NSA mass surveillance operations. These…

The holiday shopping season offers myriad opportunities for threat actors to exploit human nature and piggyback on the rush to buy and sell products in massive quantities online. Our previous post covered some network security basics for retailers. Let’s take a closer look at how retailers can properly configure and monitor their networks to help…