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Data Breaches

The actual cost of a breach - reputation, loss of customers, fines, suspension of business

According to IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach report In 2021, data breach costs rose from $3.86 million to $4.24 million, exhibiting the highest average total cost in the 17-year history of their report. A new report from the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) has revealed that data breaches have become more costly for medium and large businesses in the UK. The report shows how medium-sized and large firms lost an average of £19,400 in 2021.

A practical approach to Active Directory Domain Services, Part 7: Cybersecurity and AD

In the first six parts of this blog series, we laid the foundation for beginning to work with and manage Active Directory (AD). With the groundwork out of the way, it is now time to explore the relationship between cybersecurity and AD. Taking this series one step further, this blog provides an overview of which design considerations are important in securing your AD infrastructure against potential security breaches.

A vulnerable Wi-Fi network puts your organization's data at risk

A few weeks ago, a cybersecurity analyst unexpectedly discovered that he could dump files from the hotel network system where he was staying in Qatar to his own computer using the sync tool (used for file synchronization). Through an HSMX Gateway, he managed to access a welter of sensitive data held on an FTP server used for backup purposes. This included personal information on guests such as their room numbers, emails, and cell phone numbers.

What Constitutes a Data Breach?

A data breach occurs when sensitive data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen, or accessed by an unauthorized individual. For a security incident to constitute a data breach, the exposure of sensitive data must be intentional. The presence of intent differentiates a data breach from a data leak, where exposure is accidental. A data leak occurs when data is accidentally exposed through a vulnerability, such as weak passwords.

Biggest Data Breaches in US History [Updated 2022]

Everyone is at risk of a data breach or cyber attack, no matter how small or large a company is. Hackers and cybercriminals come up with new ways every day to steal sensitive information or personal data that they can potentially sell or ransom for money. According to a report published by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a record number of 1862 data breaches occurred in 2021 in the US.

The role of attack surface management to bolster data breach protection

The attack surface is an organization’s digital exposure that an attacker could exploit to get unauthorized access to a system and extract data or other sensitive information. It could also be used as a point within a chain of attacks. As Organizations increasingly rely on SaaS services and products, the digital attack surface is more than the firewall and network.

5 Ways to Effectively Prevent Data Leakage

Nowadays, it’s common to hear about yet another high-profile security breach in which critical data is leaked, resulting in damage to the organization’s reputation and bottom line. Unfortunately, it's impossible to remove all risks in your organization but there are ways to best protect against them and improve your security posture.

What to Do in the First 24 Hours After You've Been Breached

Whether you view a data breach as your worst nightmare, or simply an inevitable occurrence for the average organisation, knowing what to do and how to respond when it happens to your organisation is critical. A well-executed response contains a crisis and stops it from snowballing, as well as helping you navigate your organisation—and your suppliers and customers—through any follow-on analysis or potential post-incident investigations.

Your Password Was Exposed in a Non-Google Data Breach: How to Respond

If you’re a Google Chrome user, you may have received the pop-up alert “Your password was exposed in a non-Google data breach” in your web browser. The alert informs users of any recent security breaches which may have compromised their account passwords. Read on to learn more about what this alert means for your data security and the appropriate steps to secure your personal data.

5 Historic Third Party Breaches

Third-party data breaches are one of the most concerning issues in cybersecurity today. You need your third parties to do business, but you can’t always trust (or verify) that their cybersecurity controls are as strong as they say, no matter how many questionnaires you send out. And of course, cybercriminals know that by hitting vendors rather than every single company separately, they can get the most ill-gotten gains for their effort.