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Data Breaches

Developing a Data Breach Incident Response Plan

With cybersecurity boundaries going beyond the traditional walls of an office and attack surfaces constantly expanding, data breaches are inevitable. Managing risks from data breaches requires organizations to develop a comprehensive incident response plan – an established guideline that facilitates incident detection, response and containment, and empowers cybersecurity analysts to secure a company’s digital asset.

Data Obfuscation

Data Obfuscation is a way of making data unreadable or unusable if data breach occurs. It is like providing security to the data by encrypting it or masking it in order to make it unreadable even when the hackers can do a successful data breach. Data breaching is very common these days and every organization must protect its own data. Even if we cannot stop the data breach completely, we can save the data we have by means of data obfuscation.

7 Types of Data Breaches You Must Know And How to Handle Them

Data breaches and the threat of cybercriminals are unfortunate realities of our digital lives. Research conducted by tech firm IBM put the average cost of a corporate data breach at $4.24 million in 2021. This trend continues in both frequency and severity as we become more entangled in digital spaces (think virtual reality). There really is no better time to learn about the common causes of data breaches and how to prevent them.

Airline Data Breaches

Travel websites, in particular airlines are key targets for cyberattacks, the reward for compromised data is high in this industry due to the sensitivity of the data involved. Over the years, there have been a number of airline data breaches, with some companies suffering multiple attacks. By analysing some of the major airline and travel attacks over the years and being aware of tactics used by hackers, security procedures can be put in place to prevent attacks.

What You Can Learn About Cyber Security from the Biggest Breaches in History

It feels like cybersecurity is dominating the newsfeeds, doesn’t it? There is a reason. Cyberattacks and cybercrime have risen dramatically in the last five years. 2020 broke all records in terms of data loss and the number of cyberattacks. Between 2019 and 2020 ransomware attacks alone rose by 62%, the same year that the World Economic Forum identified cyberattacks and data theft as two of the biggest risks to the global economy.

Outage or Breach - Confront with Confidence (2021)

A Recent Dice Article Titled – Data Breach Costs: Calculating the Losses referenced a 2021 IBM and Ponemon Institute study that looked at nearly 525 organizations in 17 countries and regions that sustained a breach last year, and found that the average cost of a data breach in 2020 stood at $3.86 million.

The Rising Tide of Data Breach Awareness

There’s an old saying that “there’s no such thing as bad publicity.” Unfortunately, this doesn’t ring true when it comes to data breaches and ransomware attacks. High profile security incidents continue to make headlines, and those headlines are impacting bottom lines. In response to these, the US federal government is modernizing its own cybersecurity infrastructure, and more state governments are implementing laws to protect citizens.

Cybersecurity with Ubuntu

The cybersecurity state of affairs can be described as too complex today. There is an enormous number of threats endangering sensitive data for the average IT team to cope with. Threats ranging from exposure of physical assets stored in an office, to “social engineering” attacks resulting in unauthorized access, or even threats that exploit obscure software vulnerabilities.

Kubernetes security issues: An examination of major attacks

In a never-ending game of cat and mouse, threat actors are exploiting, controlling and maintaining persistent access in compromised cloud infrastructure. While cloud practitioners are armed with best-in-class knowledge, support, and security practices, it is statistically impossible to have a common security posture for all cloud instances worldwide. Attackers know this, and use it to their advantage. By applying evolved tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), attackers are exploiting edge cases.

Red Canary says 43% Lack Readiness to Notify Customers of a Security Breach

The phrase ‘stakeholder management” assumes that stakeholders are truly informed by alerts. However, managers can only send communications out, they cannot force people to address them. To ensure your stakeholders are engaged during an incident, it is vital to set up a defined communication process. Yet, a recent Red Canary report1 found that 43% of surveyed participants lack readiness to notify the public and/or its customers in the event of a security breach.