Why Your Business Requires Security

The States and Federal Identity Theft and Privacy Protection Laws now require businesses, agencies and organizations of all sizes to protect all personal information they store, and report to all their customers whenever a breach occurs. The financial ramifications after having a data breach can be very substantial to both present and future business. In some many cases a company never does recover from a breach and is forced to close down. Currently, the average cost on a company is $3.7M per incident.

Archive for December, 2011

Dec
13

More Hacking. When Will it Stop?

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The simple answer? It won’t. To paraphrase Willie Sutton, bank robber, “That’s where the money is.”

PBS, Sony, Lockheed, Amazon, IMF, US Senate, etc., all announced in 2011 that their systems were hacked. Security specialists are now calling 2011 the year of the hacker. Weak SecureID tokens, malware, password attacks, etc., have all been used. Foreign governments, terrorists, drug cartels and a “hacking collective” called Lulz Security have been accused. Recently, the DOD announced that cyber attacks can now be regarded as a military attack with the recourse being military ordnance. Read More→

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Dec
08

Patco Needed To Take Responsibility For Their Own Security

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In the ComputerWorld article “Judge rules against trial in lawsuit by victim of $588K cyber heist” by Jaikumar Vijayan about the lawsuit between Patco and Ocean Bank there were no winners here. There were mistakes done on both sides and lack of responsibility. Since I was not in the courtroom and didn’t follow the trial I can’t say if the judge’s ruling was the correct one but here is why both plaintiff and defense lost. Read More→

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Dec
05

SecurID Tokens Are Being Hacked

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Are Your Secure ID Tokens Really Secure From Being Hacked?

One of the leading supplier of one time passwords (OTP) tokens is RSA (an EMC company) has recently been in the news because Lockheed Martin and L-3 Communications had their SecurID tokens being hacked. RSA said that attackers had accessed code related to its SecurID two-factor authentication technology. Read More→

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Dec
01

One Cyber Attack Can Affect All Your Other Accounts

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Sony, Amazon, Google, Lockheed Martin, Michaels, and many other companies reported cyber attacks within the last month. However, these attacks may have even far reaching security threats to other companies and individual accounts than you might realize. Majority of internet users have the exact same User Name and Password for multiple accounts. So if you fall into this category, all your other accounts have been made vulnerable. Read More→

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