Halting the Threats Within

The headlines today still focus on hackers and other malicious outsiders trying to steal your sensitive data or disrupting your business, but the reality is that insider threats are the biggest challenge to enterprise security. People with knowledge of your network and systems have a decided advantage when it comes to deliberately or accidentally sharing information with unauthorized users.  Whether …

Fasoo and Ponemon Study Reveals Employees Highest Security Risk to Organizations

Fasoo just released the results of the security industry’s first look at how confident organizations are about protecting intellectual property and other high value information.  In the latest Ponemon Institute survey titled, “Risky Business: How Company Insiders Put High Value Information at Risk”, 72 percent of organizations are not confident they can manage and control employee access to confidential documents …

Data-Centric Security and Pulaski County Special School District Data Breach

This week news broke about a data breach within the Pulaski County Special School District. The breach resulted in more than 3,000 employee’s personal information being compromised. It is reported that a PCSSD employee was responsible for the compromise of thousands of current and former employees’ personal information and she has resigned from her position as of February 2016. Notices …

Healthcare Data Breaches and Flash Drives, Still?

Healthcare data breach due to misplaced flash drives seem to be a rising trend as recently another case was reported on August 7, 2015. Lawrence General Hospital in Massachusetts reported that a flash drive was missing. Even though it had very limited patient information, it did include lab testing information such as patient names, lab testing codes and slide identification …

Airlines and Schools, Data Breaches Are Going from Bad to Worse in 2015!

Will the bad news every stop making the headlines? Evidence now indicates that hackers with connections to China were responsible for the recent data breaches at United Airlines, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and health insurer Anthem. In addition, on July 31, the University of Connecticut (UConn) announced that their engineering school servers were hit by a cyberattack originating from …