Data Breaches


How to Prevent and Respond to Data Breaches

Cybercriminals are currently enjoying a golden age. The sudden shift to remote working, combined with the digitization of everyday life, means endless opportunities to compromise systems and access sensitive data. If you don't want your organization to be their next victim, you must have to know how to prevent data breaches.


5 Common Elasticsearch Mistakes That Lead to Data Breaches

Avon and Family Tree aren’t companies you would normally associate with cybersecurity, but this year, all three were on the wrong side of it when they suffered massive data breaches. At Avon 19 million records were leaked, and Family Tree had 25GB of data compromised. What do they have in common? All of them were using Elasticsearch databases. These are just the latest in a string of high profile breaches that have made Elasticsearch notorious in cybersecurity.


Vendor due diligence: Protect yourself from third-party breaches

The most dependable cybersecurity strategies involve assiduously monitoring for external attack vectors. But if this is the only dimension you are monitoring, your internal networks could be compromised while your back is turned. The threat of a cyberattack is not only on the external front, many data breaches occur through compromised vendors, even highly reputable ones. To prevent cyber criminals from accessing your sensitive data through breached vendors, read on.


Belden Discloses Data Breach Impacting Employee, Business Information

Specialty networking solutions provider, Belden, owners of specialist cyber security vendor Tripwire, recently disclosed a data breach resulting in the theft of employee and business information. Belden said in a press release that the security incident took place after hackers gained access to a “limited number” of its file servers. The intrusion was spotted after IT personnel detected unusual activity on some of its servers.


Tighten Up Your Strategy: Evaluating the Leakiness of a Cloud App

We at Netskope Threat Labs have published a series of blogs detailing the misconfigurations in cloud apps causing data exposure. Misconfiguration and sensitive data exposure have been listed as predominant top 10 OWASP security risks for years, and are now also the predominant cause of cloud data breaches.


Life of PII for Apache Kafka

Several years ago when I was working on a big data project, I saw something a data engineer shouldn’t see. Curious to understand the level of detail in a new credit score dataset we’d received in our data lake, I queried it. I was surprised at how easily and suddenly my screen was flooded with the mortgage history, overdraft limits and year-end financial statements of my colleagues, and I felt deeply uneasy.


Combating mega data breaches with SOAR cybersecurity in 2020 | Anlyz

According to a study conducted by IBM, the cost of a data breach has increased 12% over the last 5 years. The estimated cost globally is $3.92 million on average. The predictions are even more concerning for small and medium-sized businesses with employees less than 500. For such companies whose average annual revenue does not cross $50 million, losses of $2.5 million on an average can be potentially crippling.


7 High-Risk Events to Monitor Under GDPR: Lessons Learned from the ICO's BA Penalty Notice

Hello Security Ninjas, Today's IT world is complex and can be challenging for security operations teams. Nowadays, more apps are being integrated and interconnected than ever before. Cloud services and SaaS solutions purchased all throughout the organization outside of the IT department add even more complexity. Communicating to application and service owners the kind of activities that need to be logged and sent to the SOC can be a daunting task.

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How to Handle a Data Breach Within Your Company

Prevention, they say, is better than cure. Most companies have put in place stringent data security measures to prevent any kind of breach. However, following recent security breaches of tech-savvy giants like Twitter, Target, and Gmail, it's clear that no company is 100% immune to a breach. Therefore, businesses must draw an action plan for handling a data breach should the security and prevention measures fail. Here's a comprehensive data breach response guide every company should implement when the situation calls for it.

5 Real-Life Examples of Breaches Caused by Insider Threats

Employees know all the ins and outs of a company’s infrastructure and cybersecurity tools. That’s why we witness hundreds of malicious and inadvertent insider attacks that lead to data breaches and harm companies. Such attacks often lead to financial and reputational losses and may even ruin a business.