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  • How consumers foot the bill for data breaches

    Data breaches are almost always expensive and somebody always ends up paying those expenses somewhere down the line. Either because they were affected directly and have no one to pass the costs onto or because they had the costs passed onto them by someone else.

    This applies to breaches on corporate, government or individualsí data. However, some of the most expensive hacks that do occur regularly are typically those affecting major companies.

  • Discover Cyber Security EXPO

    In this interview, Mark Steel, CEO at IP EXPO Europe, talks about Cyber Security EXPO, taking place this week in London.

  • Modes of defense against security breaches in healthcare

    Simply watching the news is enough to make it clear that major security breaches in healthcare are on the rise, and the issue is only set to become more pronounced with expanding adoption and use of electronic health records. These technologies offer great promise for patients Ė but they also mean new risks and security requirements.

    Along with new threats have come new rules: OCR audits for compliance with HIPAA/HITECH privacy and security rules are affecting more and more healthcare providers. In this fraught landscape, how can organizations protect themselves? There are three essential prongs of defense for a comprehensive security strategy.

  • Password security is not just a user problem

    A lot has been said about multi-factor authentication, and it can add quite a bit of security to a system. However, some of the implementations Iíve seen have some real issues. Here are some things to look for Ė either in your own systems, or those run by your partners and suppliers

  • Education is the key to increasing mobile security

    In order to empower people to take control of their digital assets, consumers must first understand that simply picking a petís name and adding a 1 to the end for a password or using a four digit PIN based on their date of birth is not enough to secure the wealth of information they carry around in their pockets.

    A personís digital identity is worth a significant amount to the right hackers and everyone needs to ensure they take the maximum precautions available to counteract this security threat.

  • How threats shape cloud usage

    In this interview, Ravi Ithal, Chief Architect at Netskope, discusses the top threats to cloud security and how they are changing the way we're using the cloud. He also talks about how the power of the cloud influences the agility of a modern security architecture and offers insight about who is ultimately responsible for data security in the cloud.

  • We can fix security, but itís not going to be easy

    When I think about computer security, I like to go back to its early days and compare the situation then with the situation now. Taking a step back is very useful because, even though we work very hard, we need to ask ourselves if weíre making things fundamentally better. In other words, are we focusing our efforts on the right problems?

  • Behavioral analysis and information security

    In this interview, Kevin Watkins, Chief Architect at Appthority, talks about the benefits of using behavioral analysis in information security, how behavioral analysis can influence the evolution of security technologies and offers several behavioral analysis strategies.

  • How to keep your contactless payments secure

    Contactless payments actually have the same level of protection as chip and PIN payment cards, but donít require the user to enter a PIN number. Rather, to send data, most contactless cards use radio technology (RF) or the newer near field technology (NFC) that turns a smartphone into a digital wallet.

    Over the last decade, researchers have shown that fraudsters can pickpocket a victimís financial data using a dedicated amplifier, an antenna and other low-cost electronics that can fit into a rucksack.

    Here are the top security threats you should be aware of if youíre using a RF-based card, along with our top safety tips to keep your payments secure.

  • Security compliance is necessary for real-time mobile data access

    Security compliance often varies from organisation to organisation due to varied industry regulation as well as internal security policies and procedures. We often see organisations attempt to repurpose security frameworks from the PC world and apply them to mobile. Mobile is fundamentally different than other enterprise technology and therefore requires a revised approach to security policies and countermeasures.

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