Organizations are accepting that the network perimeter no longer serves as the "ultimate defense" and thus adapting zero-trust principles, including least privilege, based on the understanding that they may already have been compromised, says Darran Rolls of SailPoint.
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The Philadelphia Department of Public Health inadvertently exposed on its website the records of thousands of hepatitis patients, according to a local news report. The incident points to the need for better staff training, one expert says.
Cybersecurity vendor Imperva's breach post-mortem should serve as a warning to all those using cloud services: One mistake can turn into a calamity. The company accidently left an AWS API key exposed to the internet; the key was then stolen and used to steal a sensitive customer database.
Personalized product retailer CafePress has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that it failed to notify 23 million customers about a data breach in a timely manner or follow security best practices. The company was allegedly still using outdated SHA-1 to hash passwords, which can be easily cracked.
The FBI is warning banks, businesses and other organizations that cybercriminals are using social engineering and other technical techniques to circumvent multifactor authentication security protections.
Ransomware attacks are among the largest incidents added to the federal tally of major health data breaches in recent weeks. Attacks on a variety of clinics affected a total of more than 1 million individuals.
Organizations must take a number of critical steps to prepare a response to ransomware attacks before they hit, says Caleb Barlow, the new president and CEO of security consulting firm CynergisTek, who offers a guide.
"Cyberattacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today," reads gaming company Zynga's data breach notification, thus breaking the first rule of crisis management: Own your mistakes. Hacker Gnosticplayers claims the company was still storing passwords using outdated SHA1.
The cybersecurity industry is sizzling. Venture Capital (VC) investment continues to be deployed at an unprecedented pace - yet, the number of security breaches has grown exponentially and the amount of exposed data has resulted in a crisis of global scale.
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In today's security environment, organizations have to realize that attackers are likely inside a company's environment already - no matter how well they're protected. As a result, security programs are now more proactive with analysts actively searching for the hackers that defeated their defenses.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is demanding answers from TridentUSA Health Services about its data security practices following the recent discovery that it exposed more than 1 million patient files on the internet due to an unsecured server.
Food delivery startup DoorDash says 4.9 million customer, contractor and merchant records were breached after "unusual activity" by a third-party service provider. Even aside from the usual identification data, experts say certain data - such as food allergies - could pose risks in the wrong hands.