Tag Archives: data breach

Verizon: Cyber Espionage, Privilege Misuse, Miscellaneous Errors as Top 3 Breach Patterns in Public Sector

A new Verizon report says cyber espionage, error by insiders and privilege misuse accounted for 72 percent of data breaches in the public sector. Verizon analyzed over 41K security incidents and more than 2K data breaches from 86 countries for the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report and found that 16 percent of breaches occurred in the public sector.

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Thales Report: Agencies Use Sensitive Data in Cloud, Other Tech Environments; Nick Jovanovic Quoted

A new report by Thales says 98 percent of U.S. federal government respondents said they are using sensitive data with digitally transformative technologies such as cloud, internet of things, big data and blockchain. The 2019 Thales Data Threat Report – Federal Edition showed that less than a third of the respondents are adopting data encryption within those tech environments, the company said Wednesday.

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Stan Black: Citrix Launches Forensic Investigation Into Internal Network Breach

Stan Black, chief security and information officer at Citrix, has said the company was informed by the FBI on Wednesday that international cyber hackers may have accessed and downloaded documents through a tactic that uses weak passwords called password spraying. Black wrote in a blog post published Friday that Citrix has launched a forensic investigation, sought the help of a cybersecurity firm and initiated actions to protect its internal network in response to the incident.
 

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Cyber Training Demands Specific Approach; SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni Quoted

Employees continue to click on malicious links amid government agencies’ efforts to launch training programs and assessments as part of their cyber defense strategies, Government Technology magazine reported. A study by the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association shows that 34 percent of cyber breaches are associated with negligence or …

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Raytheon-Ponemon Survey: IT Professionals Predict ‘Catastrophic’ Data Breach Due to Unsafe Internet Devices

A Raytheon-commissioned study has found that 82 percent of senior information technology professionals said they predict the use of unsecured internet of things-based devices to result in a major data breach over the next three years. The Ponemon Institute polled approximately 1,100 senior IT practitioners in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East …

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