November was a month of data breaches and bad publicity on many company’s part. Uber tumbled when they hid a major data breach from the public, but also some companies disclosed correctly like Imgur. There’s great tips and information to be learned from these data breaches, and the analysis can be found on the blog. In the time being, below is the top read blog posts for November on IT Security Central. If you missed a post, click here.
The news is mixed: the cost of a data breach is going down, but the size of a data breach is going up. The 2017 Ponemon Institute Cost of Data Breach Study delves into the cost of data breaches to organizations across the globe. [READ MORE]
Malware. The annoying and hostile malicious software that’s main objective is to access or damage your computer system usually without knowledge by you the owner. We’ve heard of the famed Trojan horses, malware attacks and spyware that infrastrate your security infrastructure and usually either asks for money to return important files, or deletes information all together. When you discover a malware infection, it’s not happy news. [READ MORE]
With developing data breaches and malware outbreaks in the news, we hope you’re taking a step back to analyze the situation. In today’s world, big corporations and small business alike are vulnerable to potential ransomware outbreaks and data breaches. In fact, did you know – 43% of cyber attacks target small businesses? [READ MORE]
It’s time to get the facts straight. 2017 was a tough year for consumers and businesses alike in relation to data breaches. From the Equifax, Yahoo and Deloitte data breach and the NotPetya and WannaCry malware attacks, there wasn’t much room left for breathing. It’s time to start thinking seriously about data security. [READ MORE]
The internet can be a dangerous place, and as it expands, it’s due to become even more dangerous. Where the progression of technology is optimistic, the negative affects are results in criminal activities called cyber attacks. The development of the internet has brought forth a new line of cyber criminals, where anybody with a computer can gain attention and money. These criminals are specifically using the internet as a new vessel for their criminal activities, and these activities include malware, ransomware, phishing and insider threats. [READ MORE]
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