IT Security and Compliance Blog

Read the latest news, developments and opinion pieces on IT security and compliance from industry experts New Net Technologies.

While the principle of doctor-patient confidentiality has always been regarded as sacred, the digital age has inevitably led to greater ease of access to all information, including confidential patient health records.

The U.S. Justice Department seized an internet domain that directed a botnet of 500,000 infected home and office network routers, controlled by the Russian hacking group that hit the Democratic National Committee in 2016.

 Protecting information is not limited to any particular industry, however, some sectors deal with more sensitive types of information, like the government. For this reason, the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) has issued new guidance that demonstrates both its insistence on strong cybersecurity practices from its third party providers and its intent to cut ties with those who do not.  

The UK Information Commissions Office (ICO) has reported a 17% increase in data security incidents between the last three months of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018.

Chili’s is the latest chain restaurant to suffer from a payment card breach, with limited information available as investigators work to determine the scope of the incident.

Danish State Railways (DSB), the largest Danish train operating company, suffered a DDoS attack Sunday, leaving many customers unable to purchase tickets.

It’s been a year since the WannaCry ransomware attack knocked the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) offline, and subsequently infected more than 300,000 devices across 150 nations.

According to the latest FBI 2017 Internet Crime report, losses of cybercrime victims exceeded $1.4 billion in 2017. 

The latest research from the Ponemon Institute found that businesses are still struggling to create a mitigation strategy to efficiently detect, identify and manage insider threats.

Verizon’s recent 2018 Breach Investigations Report emphasizes that everyone has a role in managing security risks, but to best mitigate these threats you need to understand what you’re up against.

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