Despite US defenses, Russian hackers are still trying to break in to America’s power grid

By |2018-12-07T04:14:47+00:00December 6th, 2018|Security News|

Persistence seems to be payoff for Russia as reports continue to surface about their efforts to penetrate US power grids. The Department of Homeland Security released information earlier this year about Russia’s invasive behavior, not once, but twice. This third time, the intelligence reports come from FireEye, headquartered in California with an office near Washington [...]

Marriott reports massive data breach of 500 million of its Starwood guest records

By |2018-11-30T22:17:17+00:00November 30th, 2018|Security News|

The data breach impacted Starwood hotels, a global chain that Marriott acquired in 2016. One of the largest global hotel chains with 1,200 properties, it includes Starwood timeshares and brands such as W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin and more. Marriott hotel’s reservation system is separate and not believed to be impacted by the breach. [...]

The Dark Web: Your Information Is Likely There – What Can You Do?

By |2018-11-25T04:46:48+00:00November 25th, 2018|Security News|

Data breaches have become so commonplace that we can count them by the week, if not the day. Breaches in 2018 have far surpassed the count of 2017, with no signs of slowing. Applications that track these daily breaches have reached counts of literally millions per day, showing graphically as beams of light arcing across [...]

ICO issues maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information

By |2018-11-07T02:36:06+00:00November 7th, 2018|Security News|

And...Tim Cook calls for GDPR-style privacy laws in the US 87 million Facebook breached 2007-2014 Earlier this year it was revealed that 87 million Facebook users had their data compromised over 7 years, between 2007 and 2014. Due to misprocessing information, Facebook gave developers unfair access to user info without their consent. One developer, Aleksandr [...]

British Airways breach will show us the first serious GPDR penalty

By |2018-11-06T01:37:17+00:00November 6th, 2018|Security News|

British Airway Quick to Comply with Notification Rules When British Airways discovered it had been the victim of a cybersecurity breach between August 21 and September 5, 2018, they informed their customers and announced what happened the very next day, September 6. They were immediately forthcoming and well within the general data protection regulation’s (GDPR’s) [...]

After data breach exposes private data of half a million users, Google+ is shutting down in August 2019

By |2018-10-31T03:20:54+00:00October 30th, 2018|Security News|

A Recent Google Plus Data Breach Marks the End for the Social Media Platform Google+ fans are not happy that Google will be closing their Google+ social media outlet. But it’s been clear for a long time that Google’s attempt at rivaling Facebook was not taking hold. And after a recent data breach that exposed [...]

China inserted surveillance microchip in servers used by Amazon and Apple, report says; Apple and Amazon strongly refute claims

By |2018-10-11T02:53:51+00:00October 10th, 2018|Security News, Uncategorized|

Last week, the Washington Post published an article about a Bloomberg Businessweek report claiming China has inserted spying chips into US motherboards. Nearly every day since, the story has updated with more information and the players strongly speaking out against the claims. The heart of the story is Bloomberg’s claim that while computer hardware was [...]

Facebook is under the spotlight yet again for another huge data breach—this time affecting many other apps and sites you’ve logged into

By |2018-12-06T00:02:04+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Security News, Uncategorized|

50-90 million Facebook accounts and likely millions of others As though having our Facebook accounts hacked (again) in a huge data breach isn’t bad enough, now hearing that many other of our apps – Instragram, Tinder, Spotify, airbnb and on and on – could also be affected is all the more unsettling. When setting up [...]

As New CyberThreats Pop Up EveryDay, Is There Any Approach That Side Steps the Bad Guys?

By |2018-10-10T01:11:39+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Security News, Video Blog|

Read the full dialogue below (or Listen to interview from Black Hat 2018) Intro: Most every day we can read about another business falling prey to a sophisticated cyberattack and its customers suffering through another compromise of their data. Most businesses think it won’t happen to them – until it does. Not all companies are [...]

It’s the One-Year Anniversary of the Equifax Breach – But No Hearts & Flowers for This One

By |2018-09-14T16:02:25+00:00September 14th, 2018|Security News|

While Equifax is finally pledging to shore up its security, many feel they got off far too easy <<Download a free business and consumer guide for protecting your data after a breach>> On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced it had been hacked and the personal data of 143 million Americans was stolen and was out [...]