Tag Archives: data breach

“Cloudbleed,” data aggregation and vendor risk – what you need to know

The benefits of outsourcing critical functions, can never be discounted, but the information security risks are often not as easily identifiable or quantifiable. Continue reading →

The cyber risk of tax return fraud: what you should know

There are many opportunities for fraud during the creation, delivery and usage of tax documents during tax filing season. Continue reading →

Know your enemy: Inside the hacker’s mind

Companies rely on technology and outsourcing for critical activities, including storing sensitive client data and intellectual property, communicating and conducting transactions. This leaves them vulnerable to cyberattacks. Whether from company insiders or outside hackers, these attacks can interrupt business operations, … Continue reading →

5 key considerations in responding to cyber extortion demands

Cyber extortion is a growing and rapidly evolving risk. What should companies do in response to one of the more insidious forms of cyber extortion on the rise: so-called ransomware attacks. Continue reading →

Panama Papers: Could your cyber insurance cover you?

I wouldn’t be surprised if there are as many news stories related to the Panama Papers leak as there are actual number of papers leaked – around 11 million. Perhaps an exaggeration but the impact has been tremendous, no doubt … Continue reading →

Guide to Network Security and Cyber Coverage

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For years, network security professionals have been saying “either you have been data breached or you just do not know that you have been data breached.” As the lives of both private individuals and businesses are increasingly dominated by technology … Continue reading →

Data Breaches: Being Prepared for When (Not If) it Will Happen to You

In our ever-more-cyber world, there is no getting around one very disconcerting fact: data breaches are going to happen. Almost every week brings a new story of a company or organization reeling from a data breach. Continue reading →

2013: Year of the Mega Breach

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As 2014 kicks off, we take a moment to reflect on the data breaches of 2013.  A few staggering statistics jump off the page.  according to Risk Based Security, Inc., 2013 had about A THIRD LESS data breaches reported/cataloged than … Continue reading →

Spotlight on Cyber – Boards Lack Understanding of Vast Cyber Risk

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So far as directors’ and officers’ liability is concerned, there is a whole universe of potential cyber risk not understood at board level. Continue reading →

Scariest Financial Services Risk: Data Breach

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Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of financial managers like the phrase “data breach.” Continue reading →