Tag: Data Breach

Is privacy the new security?

Security is a very wide subject. If we pare it down to cybersecurity, it still covers everything from the wanton damage of IT systems to espionage to data breaches. Security touches all points in a system, from the human operator …

Data Sprawl: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Mobile devices and inexpensive, easy-to-use, cloud file-sharing services make it easy to work anywhere and anytime. Such access has become essential to competing in an always-connected world. But this new reality makes it much harder to identify which employees are …

Data privacy, a growing strategic initiative

January 28 is Data Privacy Day, an international event to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and facilitating trust. In our current dynamic business environment where everything seems to be connected, millions of businesses are unaware …

Uber breach affected 2.7 million Britons

Last year’s data breach, which saw the details of 57 million accounts compromised, affected about 2.7 million accounts in the UK. The October 2016 data breach of Uber’s systems affected up to 2.7 million user accounts in the UK belonging to …

Data breached in translation

Before September, translation didn’t matter — at least, from an infosec standpoint. Taking content written in one language and changing it to another wasn’t at the top of most CSOs’ lists of data risks. Then Norwegian news network NRK uncovered …

Equifax Reopens Salary Lookup Service

Equifax has re-opened a Web site that lets anyone look up the salary history of a large portion of the American workforce using little more than a person’s Social Security number and their date of birth. The big-three credit bureau …