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Interview: Has Gemalto found a flaw in your data encryption strategy?
Gemalto is on the front line when it comes to security encryption. Unfortunately security managers in IT far falling behind in the backblocks.
Consumers ready to blame organisations for data breaches, report finds
"The modern-day consumer is all about convenience and they expect businesses to provide this, while also keeping their data safe."
Protect your data at all costs, if this latest scandal is anything to go by
“By implementing these type of technologies, Showpo could have avoided a breach and the implications it will have on the organisation’s reputation.”
How businesses can avoid data integrity breaches
"Today, we’re starting to see more and more evidence that the stolen data is being altered before transition, effecting all elements of operations."
Yahoo's 1bn user data breach: Everything you should know
"No one should have faith in Yahoo at this point and might very well affect the $4.8 billion Verizon deal.”
Organisations 'not doing enough' to prevent data breaches
Up-to-date security systems, usable security, and awareness on how to deal with threats and social engineering are needed.
BT: It’s not just cyber criminals who will compromise your valuable data
It may be a cliché but it can’t be said enough: where security breaches are concerned, it’s not if but when.
Yahoo data breach: Gemalto, Digital Shadows and TeleSign experts chime in
Gemalto called 2014 'the year of mega breaches'. Digital Shadows comments on breach severity factors. TeleSign recommends two-factor authentication.
Spark says 130,000 Xtra customers affected by Yahoo data breach
Spark warns that130,000 customers have potentially been put at risk by the massive Yahoo data breach - around 15% of all Xtra customers.
Dropbox's massive 68 million password breach prompts warning about account security
Dropbox customers, change your passwords now, especially if you joined in 2012. 68 million passwords have been hashed and salted, but not used - yet.
Concerning majority of Australian organisations vulnerable to data threats
A worrying amount of Australian organisations are vulnerable to data threats, according to new research from Vormetric and 451 Research.
BHSI & Symantec team up to provide enterprise cyber liability insurance
BHSI and Symantec are teaming up to provide cyber liability insurance to enterprise policyholders who want cover in breach emergencies.
Law firm warns Australian firms: Get your data breach protection toolkit ready now
"Breach notification also means that cyber breaches could now be very public events that can result in private litigation, reputation and brand harm."
Singapore businesses ignorant about the real cost of cyber breaches
Singapore businesses will find themselves in dire situations if the continue to pay lip service to data protection, a new survey by EMC reports.
Acer suffers US data breach, extent of damage unknown
Taiwanese tech giant Acer recently suffered a massive data breach that has potentially affected 34,500 of its US customers.
Cost of a data breach for Australian organisations? $2.64 million
IBM and Ponemon Institute released 'Cost of a Data Breach' report. Australian results show that the average cost of a data breach is $2.64 million.
John Key's $22m cyber security announcement: Industry insider opinion
Key recently announced a $22 million fund to go towards setting up a national security agency - here is an industry insider opinion.
The key to deterring cyber crims? Make an attack not worth their time
"Increasing the cost of an attack by forcing hackers to create new methods when they attempt to breach a system, will reduce the number of attacks."
Companies fear data breaches caused by compromised credentials
“Even systems supposed to be secure can be often easily penetrated via misused credentials."
Compromised credentials a leading point of attack in data breaches
“We hope that these findings will encourage organisations to leverage single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, mobile and Mac management."
Data breaches remain a concern amongst ANZ consumers
"They are clearly concerned that their information may not be held securely and they worry that details about them are gathered without consent."
Govt's data breach bill will unleash confusion, says expert
Australian organisations will struggle to comply with the Federal Government’s mandatory data breach notification proposals.
Healthcare organisations buckle under pressure of cyber attacks
"The concurrence of technology advances and delays in technology updates creates a perfect storm for healthcare IT security."
Connected devices a security flaw within the workplace
“Unfortunately, like any other connected desktop or internet-based application, such solutions can pose security vulnerabilities."