Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Mar 30, 2016
The public demands accountability for data breaches involving systems that include personally identifiable information (PII) and expects that all educational institutions will have the same levels of security that Fortune 500 companies do. However, most educational institutions have fewer IT security resources than their larger enterprise counterparts, yet they face the same threats from attackers.
Fortunately, there are solutions. This whitepaper by SANS instructor Jake Williams walks through an example of a typical breach in an education organization, highlighting common ways attackers gain access to a network and practical steps to reduce risk.
Download this whitepaper to learn:
• Common security gaps that make educational institutions vulnerable to attack
• Practical security controls that won't break the bank
• Key questions to evaluate security vendors
• A checklist summarizing steps you should take now to improve security
Deploying patches in a timely fashion soon after they become available helps secure the OS and prevent the majority of data breaches. However, many computer systems are often not patched for months or not at all.
Absolute Software has announced it has completed its acquisition of the LANrev systems management platform. Absolute plans to integrate LANrev's popular Mac and PC lifecycle configuration management technology with its flagship security and asset management suite, Computrace.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 27, 2009
With data breaches widespread, no organisation can afford to be complacent, but most data losses are avoidable. Many of the breaches making headline news are caused by the loss or theft of laptops and other portable devices. To protect themselves from financial and reputational damage, encryption technologies can reduce risks by ensuring the information on such devices is secure when users are on the move. They can also add value by allowing the secure sharing of information among authorised users and by enabling more secure remote working.
Published By: Avalere
Published Date: Apr 02, 2007
Sensitive documents, files and intellectual property are extracted from a central repository such as a database, records management system, or document management system to complete daily tasks, however, extracting this information can lead to a security breach. Avalere provides the tools you need to control the proliferation of sensitive information throughout your organization.
In this white paper, we explore how the uncontrolled use of portable storage devices such as iPods, USB sticks, flash drives and PDAs, coupled with data theft techniques such as ‘pod slurping’, can lead to major security breaches.
More than ever, SMBs need to focus on security as part of their IT infrastructure, building around it rather than considering it as an afterthought. This has become even more critical over the past few years as many businesses have unwittingly lost their customers’ personal data due to security breaches, and as states and countries have responded by enacting laws to force the businesses to implement additional levels of protection.
High-profile data losses are grabbing more and more headlines every week, threatening the reputation, customer base, and overall bottom line of organization whose systems have been exploited. In addition to this lurking threat, now organizations face potential fines for PCI non-compliance from VISA, beginning in September 2007. Ecora Software will provide you with the information you need to proactively address PCI compliance and, of equal importance, minimize your risk of a costly data breach.
Published By: LaGarde
Published Date: Sep 10, 2008
It's difficult to pick up a news report without reading about another data breach or case of identity theft. With so much personal and financial information stored and transmitted electronically, consumers are at greater risk than ever of becoming victims of fraud.
The data security challenges for financial services providers—from the solo accounting professional to the midsize accounting firm to world’s largest corporation, from CPAs to CFPs to credit counselors—have never been as challenging as they are in today’s turbulent times. And although the large data breaches at the most recognizable companies receive the most publicity, small companies and solo offices can also be victims, according to the Better Business Bureau.
The data security challenges for financial enterprises have never been as challenging as they are in today's turbulent times. Not only must financial enterprises comply with regulations such as SOX, GBLA and PCI along with a multitude of state regulations concerning customer privacy and electronic data security, they must also guard against the staggering costs—both tangible and intangible—that a security breach can incur.
The data security challenges in the healthcare industry have never been as challenging as they are today. Not only must healthcare providers comply with HIPAA regulations concerning patient privacy and electronic data security, they must also guard against identity theft as well more complex scenarios of insurance data theft, medical identity theft and the adulteration of health records.
2014 was a banner year for security breaches. According to the Identity and Theft Research Center, there were 783 reported U.S. data breaches, a 27.5% increase from 2013. Keeping your company and customer data safe is no longer just an IT problem; it's a top concern for C-level executives as well. Your company's reputation and bottom line depend on keeping corporate data secure — yet employee mobility is making this a huge challenge. Read this eGuide to learn how to avoid these challenges with simpler, smarter authentication.
Engagement with customers online has evolved from novelty to necessity, with an estimated $202 billion spent in 2011 and projected 10% growth to $327 billion in 2016, according to Forrester Research. Businesses are maneuvering to connect with the growing pool of online customers, but the move to eCommerce brings new security risks with the exchange of sensitive consumer information, including cardholder data and personally identifiable information that can enable identity theft. At stake is reputation of brand, ongoing access to merchant credit lines, and substantial penalties and remediation in the event of a breach.
This white paper elucidates the aspects of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) compliance that must be considered when choosing a secure environment for servers involved in eCommerce. Whether deciding to outsource or keep data hosting in-house, any company collecting, storing or transmitting customer cardholder data needs to be compliant, and this document helps pinpoint the specific concerns and standards a company should be aware of when choosing how to keep their data secure. Understanding requirements and best practices for security policies and procedures, physical safeguards, and security technologies is essential to establishing cardholder data security and meeting QSA and SAQ audit requirements.
Published By: Courion
Published Date: Aug 21, 2012
Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the factors that impact enterprise security strategy, including regulatory pressures, demands from audit to demonstrate compliance, the increasing risk of data breaches.
File integrity monitoring facilitates the detection of attacks by cybercriminals and insider threats that may result in costly data breaches. It is a critical component of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
2017 was a momentous year in security, even though the DDoS landscape appeared to plateau. Maybe it was because Mirai hit so hard at the end of 2016 and the owners of other botnets were retooling to catch up. Maybe it was because news of large data breaches captured so many headlines, drawing the attention of both criminals and the public. Or maybe it is simply due to the cyclical nature of attack popularity that we have seen in the past. No matter the cause, our prediction is that the trend won’t continue in 2018, and it is not time to be complacent. The Mirai botnet is far from played out, as botnet creators are continuing to modify the source code for their individual needs and, with more connected platforms devices than ever, the Internet will continue to offer fertile ground for largescale attacks.