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2008 on pace for record number of breaches

2008 on pace for record number of breaches

In the first three months of 2008, the number of data breaches more than doubled over the same period last year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nonprofit that helps victims of identity theft.
Apr 7 2008 5:59AM
 Preventing security breaches from inside your private network

Preventing security breaches from inside your private network

Too often, network security relies on placing firewalls in front of public network access points and calling it a day. The assumptions are 1) being on a private network is synonymous with being on campus 2) campus users are implicitly trustworthy and 3) external threats are mitigated by the perimeter firewall.
Jan 16 2008 4:15PM
Security breaches leave reputation in tatters

Security breaches leave reputation in tatters

Security firm Computer Associates suffered a breach to its website last week..
Jan 11 2008 7:18AM
Survey: 80 percent of financial security chiefs rely on FTP transfers despite data breaches

Survey: 80 percent of financial security chiefs rely on FTP transfers despite data breaches

A recent survey of 100 IT managers and CIOs from the financial services, health care, retail, manufacturing and government business sectors shows that despite a torrent of bad press on data-security breaches involving FTP (file-transfer protocol), its use is prevalent and growing.
Jan 9 2008 3:11PM
Data breaches are 'everyday incidents'

Data breaches are 'everyday incidents'

Data breaches caused by lost laptops and unsecured USB memory sticks are "everyday incidents", according to one memory vendor..
Nov 16 2007 7:17AM
IT mangagers: Staff to blame for security breaches

IT mangagers: Staff to blame for security breaches

IT managers within small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) blame employees for internet security breaches, despite many companies failing to implement online usage policies, new figures show.
Aug 27 2007 1:37PM
Firms not responding effectively to data breaches

Firms not responding effectively to data breaches

A computer forensics expert has blasted as ineffective the way that most corporates deal with security breaches including network intrusion, data theft or destruction.
Aug 2 2007 9:57AM
ICO: Number of data security breaches is 'horrifying'

ICO: Number of data security breaches is 'horrifying'

The number of companies, government departments and public bodies that have breached data protection rules is "horrifying", a new report says.
Jul 12 2007 10:50AM
California moves closer to making retailers responsible for data breaches

California moves closer to making retailers responsible for data breaches

California, which has the most stringent consumer and data privacy laws in the country, has moved a step closer to forcing retailers — rather than financial institutions — to notify consumers when they've suffered a data breach.
Jul 4 2007 11:24AM
US feds to cut use of Social Security numbers

US feds to cut use of Social Security numbers

Amid an avalanche of federal data breaches, agencies have been ordered to eliminate the unnecessary collection of personal information, including Social Security numbers.
May 25 2007 9:57AM
Infosecurity: Security breaches biggest worry, says study

Infosecurity: Security breaches biggest worry, says study

Nearly three-quarters of senior security executives perceive the impact of payment card loss on brand reputation as their biggest concern, according to new research by Qualys.
Apr 27 2007 9:57AM
Hot or Not: Remote access breaches

Hot or Not: Remote access breaches

Just like the detectives do on weekly television crime dramas, put yourself in the mind of the bad guy. Pretend that you're the criminal who brokers stolen personal information with organised crime syndicates overseas. Put yourself behind the eyes of the malicious hacker who plans to breach merchant networks and compromise wholesale volumes of consumer payment card information, the kind of information that can be bartered within the internet's dark underbelly.
Jan 24 2007 9:11PM
Businesses failing to report security breaches

Businesses failing to report security breaches

Cyber criminals are escaping punishment because companies are failing to report security breaches according to Detective Inspector Chris Simpson, former head of the Metropolitan Police Computer Crime Unit in the UK.
Nov 22 2006 9:30AM
From InfoSecurity NY: Cost of data breaches up nearly a third in past year, study says

From InfoSecurity NY: Cost of data breaches up nearly a third in past year, study says

The cost of data breaches has risen 30 percent over the past year, according to a new Ponemon Institute study released Monday at InfoSecurity NY.
Oct 25 2006 3:38PM
Study finds security breaches’ affect on shares

Study finds security breaches’ affect on shares

In the long term, share prices may rebound, but there are other costs.
Jul 5 2006 10:00AM
Applications testing breaches data law

Applications testing breaches data law

Firms that test apps using live customer data could be failing the Data
Protection Act.
Jul 4 2006 9:45AM
People's Bank, Atlantis faced with breaches

People's Bank, Atlantis faced with breaches

Two companies are investigating unrelated recent incidents in which the personal information of tens of thousands of customers was either lost or stolen.
Jan 16 2006 9:02PM
Data breaches hurting online trade

Data breaches hurting online trade

The onslaught of data breaches and online fraud is putting people off buying and banking on the internet, according to a new Gartner report.
Jun 24 2005 12:26PM
2 MINUTES ON… Data breaches and the law

2 MINUTES ON… Data breaches and the law

The recent spate of breaches involving thousands of Americans' sensitive data has prompted calls for legislation to protect consumer information. But some security experts disagree.
Apr 19 2005 1:16PM
Data breaches reveal lack of encryption

Data breaches reveal lack of encryption

A California medical group could have avoided a huge headache if it had encrypted the patient data stored on two computers that were stolen, a security executive noted.
Apr 11 2005 5:45PM

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