It should be common knowledge that passwords need to be complex, unique and difficult to guess. People know how to keep their data secure — right?
Even in a world where data breaches are commonplace, users frequently ignore best practices for cybersecurity. One analysis found that the password most commonly revealed in data breaches is “123456.” Too many people make poor choices about cybersecurity and put themselves and others at risk.
These problems aren’t unique to the consumer space. Aviation data systems protect the data — and lives! — of […]
Higher education cyberattacks threaten the security of schools’ intellectual property and students’ personal information. Because universities must have an open network for their students and staff to access, hackers have multiple doors to enter the system. With so much sensitive data at risk, universities must take proactive measures to prevent attacks through threat detection software and other system upgrades. These enhancements must also adhere to many regulations. Finding a balance in preparing your system is key to thwarting security breaches.
When your business is running like a well-oiled machine, it’s hard to believe that your employees or coworkers might be jeopardizing data security. Many business leaders are focused on outside attacks from ransomware and malware, but they forget the element of human error that makes it possible for hackers or other malicious actors to get into private systems in the first place. Think of it this way: If a burglar wants to get into your home, there are many ways they can do it — […]
Data breaches, security incidents in which an unauthorized entity gains access to sensitive and secure data, happen frequently in our increasingly digital world. In 2018 alone, the United States experienced 1,244 data breaches, which resulted in the exposure of 446.5 million records. These incidents can have severe financial impacts, both direct and indirect, on the companies that fall victim to them.
According to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute called the 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study, the global average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million. This is a 6.4 percent increase as compared to the 2017 version of the […]
One of the most talked-about topics in cybersecurity is how to create strong passwords and manage them in a way that keeps your accounts secure. Why is password protection so important? A significant portion of security incidents and breaches occur because of bad passwords. According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, 81 percent of all hacking-related data breaches involved weak or stolen passwords.
And a compromised account doesn’t just affect the account the password is used for. Once a hacker gains access to one account on your network, they may be able to find their way into other accounts if you […]
How quickly you can detect a security breach will help determine the extent of the incident’s impact on your company and your customers. How efficiently you notify the impacted individuals is crucial as well. Time to detection can affect the amount of data you lose and your compliance with relevant regulations. Increasingly, the media is reporting information about the time it takes companies to respond to a breach, meaning the effectiveness of your response can influence the public’s perception of your company as well.
So, how long do detection and notification typically take, and how long should they take? To help us […]