Tag Archives: data breach

BDO USA’s Gregory Garrett: Security Incidents Drive Cyber Liability Insurance Demand Among Contractors

Gregory Garrett, head of international cybersecurity practice at BDO USA, told Federal News Radio in an interview that aired Monday he has observed a growing demand for cyber liability insurance among government contracting firms due to increased breach incidents. “It is very much real and in demand,” Garrett said of cyber liability …

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Reports: Deloitte Hack Compromises Company Email Server

Deloitte has been a target of a cyber attack that compromised the accounting firm’s global email server through the use of an “administrator’s account” to gain access, The Guardian reported Monday. The report said Deloitte learned of the security breach in March and that hacking activities could have started since October …

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Haiyan Song: Organizations will Integrate Machine Learning Tech to Automate Data Breach Response

Haiyan Song, Splunk vice president of security markets, said more organizations will adopt adaptive response, behavioral analytics and machine learning strategies to automate response, retrieval and sharing in multivendor environments. Song wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday machine learning-based systems will increase in 2017 as government and industry organizations look …

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CA Technologies Study: 82% of Senior IT Execs View Identity-Centric Security as Critical to Business

A new study by CA Technologies has found that 82 percent of senior information technology and business executives believe that implementation of an identity-centric approach to security plays a critical role in their businesses. CA Technologies said Tuesday it commissioned marketing research provider Coleman Parkes to poll 1,770 IT executives in 10 industry sectors across …

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BAE Unveils Online Tool for Cybersecurity Risk Assessment; Julian Cracknell Comments

BAE Systems has introduced an online tool designed to help business organizations assess their cybersecurity measures. BAE’s online platform works to help organizations evaluate the status of their cybersecurity programs for their information and communications technology systems through responses to 10 questions that are based on cyber guidance issued by CESG, the …

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CSRA’s Larry Prior Shares Views on Federal Govt’s IT Infrastructure, Cybersecurity & Cloud Adoption

Larry Prior, CEO of federal technology services contractor CSRA, has said he thinks the next U.S. administration should prioritize efforts to update and repair the federal government’s information technology infrastructure as the country competes in the global economy. Prior told CRN associate editor Jimmy Sheridan in an interview published Thursday that …

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Avaya Survey: 23% of IT Professionals Say Their Organizations Adopt End-to-End Network Segmentation

A new Avaya survey says only 23 percent of information technology professionals believe their organizations implement end-to-end network segmentation as a strategy to protect their corporate networks from data breaches, ransomware attacks and other cyber threats. Avaya said Thursday it commissioned independent survey research firm VeraQuest Research to conduct an online …

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DLT, Centrify Form Public Sector Identity Mgmt Partnership; Jeremy Young, Greg Cranley Comment

DLT Solutions and Centrify have forged a partnership to introduce a multi-factor authentication platform that aims to help government agencies protect their information infrastructure and applications from data breaches and other cyber threats. Jeremy Young, vice president of cybersecurity division at DLT, said in a statement released Wednesday the company …

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Tripwire Survey: 73% of Federal IT Professionals Believe Networks Would Generate Unauthorized Access Alerts

A new Tripwire survey says 73 percent of information technology professionals in the federal government believe their IT systems would send e-mail notifications or alerts of non-privileged access to files within hours. Tripwire said Thursday it commissioned market research firm Dimensional Research to poll 763 IT executives from different sectors, including 103 …

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Gemalto Study: Orgs Continue to Depend on Basic Perimeter Security Systems

Gemalto‘s third-annual Data Security Confidence Index says a majority of organizations continue to depend on basic perimeter security systems against data breaches regardless of increased cyber threats worldwide. The company said Wednesday that 61 percent of the 1,100 IT decision maker respondents believed that their basic perimeter security methods such as firewalls, IDPS and anomaly detection were …

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