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  • How to protect yourself against privileged user abuse

    The typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud by its own employees each year, with most thefts committed by trusted employees in executive management, operations, accounting, sales, customer service or purchasing, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). This type of malicious behavior by "privileged users" who have been given broad access to the company's computer assets has captured the attention of CIOs across the country.

    By Michael Crouse | 28 Jun | Read more

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  • Book excerpt: Bullseye Breach

    With so many data breaches at major retailers in recent years, it is often hard to keep track of who has been hit by hackers lately. Inspired by recent events, IT veteran and author Greg Scott put together Bullseye Breach, a story about how Russians steal 40 million customer credit card numbers from a fictional Minneapolis retailer named Bullseye Stores.

    Greg Scott | 05 Aug | Read more

  • European Central Bank Hacked

    The European Central Bank (the ECB) announced on Thursday the 24th of July that its website was the victim of a cyber-attack resulting in the security of the site being compromised. The attack resulted in a breach of the security for a database serving its public website. The database is used for individuals to register for conferences, events, and visits hosted by the organisation. The ECB stated that while most of the database was encrypted, some of the database held contact details such as email addresses, phone numbers, and addresses in unencrypted format. The ECB believes that approximately 20,000 people who had registered with the bank's website are affected by the breach.

    Brian Honan | 01 Aug | Read more

  • When stolen data can ‘phone home'

    Tracking devices is nothing new. In the auto industry, multiple vendors compete to convince drivers to install the devices in their cars, promising that if it gets stolen, the cops will know right where to find it. In law enforcement, criminals on probation sometimes are required to wear an ankle bracelet that does the same thing – tells authorities exactly where they are.

    Taylor Armerding | 21 Jul | Read more

  • How to stop the security breach tsunami

    It seems like almost every week there is a new security breach in either the government or in private business. The latest had nothing to do with China, instead it appeared to be more of a revenge attack by one baseball team on another.

    Rob Enderle | 20 Jun | Read more

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