IT Security and Compliance Blog Archive

Read the news, developments and opinion pieces from years gone by about IT security and compliance from industry experts New Net Technologies.

Online retailer CafePress, which specializes in custom T-shirts and merchandise, is reported to have suffered a data breach involving sensitive information of more than 23 million customers in February of 2019.

The city of Naples in Florida is the latest city to be hit by hackers in a targeted spear-phishing campaign. 

A survey recently conducted by Deloitte and Dragos found that less than a fifth of security professionals are confident in their ability to secure Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices.

File Integrity Monitoring gives analysts a problem. While they all wholeheartedly endorse this critical security control, none can agree where it should reside in terms of the already-defined technology sectors.

So where has the Magic Quadrant for FIM gone?

Want the safest vehicle you can buy? Volvo? Hummer? A Challenger Tank is fitted with composite ceramic and tungsten-alloy armor and can withstand a direct missile strike. It’s noisy and slow, and maneuvering in tight spaces is difficult although this may not be much of an issue: You can literally park it anywhere you want.

Cabarrus County, North Carolina was recently targeted in a business email compromise (BEC) scam which resulted in the loss of $2.5 million. 

Capital one, one of the nation's leading credit card issuers, is the latest enterprise to be hit by a massive data breach, claiming that over 100 million people had their personal information stolen by a hacker. 

In the United States, more than 10 million people a year contract appendicitis, with in excess of 50,000 cases resulting in death. For more than 300,000, the treatment prescribed won’t be antibiotics or any other medication. Instead, the appendix will be eliminated.

Researchers at Sixgill recently discovered more than 23 million stolen debit and credit cards for sale on the dark web. 

Lousiana Governor John Del Edwards declared a statewide cybersecurity emergency yesterday in response to an ongoing malware attack that struck three public school districts in Northern Louisiana. 

New research from IBM has found that the average global cost of a data breach has increased again, claiming the financial burden can be felt for several years after the incident. 

More healthcare organizations across the United States are coming forward and informing customers that they've been impacted by the data breach suffered by the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA). 

Equifax has agreed to pay up to $700 million to state and federal regulators following the 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of almost 150 million people. 

California's state auditor is calling for additional oversight and regular assessments after finding weaknesses in the information security of some California state offices. 

Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams have increased in volume and value over the last two years, with new data showing cybercriminals make over $300 million per month from US victims alone. 

Support for Microsoft's 10-year-old operating system, Windows 7, will officially end in six months, yet research shows 18% of larger enterprises still have not migrated to Windows 10. 

Amazon Prime Day is in full effect and so are hackers working on elaborate phishing scams targeting Amazon shoppers. 

Premera Blue Cross has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following a data breach that exposed sensitive information on over 10 million people across the country. 

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) revealed plans this week to fine British Airways and Marriott Hotels as a result of a data breaches that hit the organizations in 2018. 

A new report has found that despite the growing adoption of advanced cyber security tools, SMBs are still vulnerable to long-lasting security breaches compared to enterprise organizations. 

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