Tag Archives: data breaches

Forcepoint Presents Cybersecurity Predictions for 2020

Forcepoint called on its strategists, researchers and engineers to identify and discuss cybersecurity trends they forecast for the coming year and one of those predictions concerns with the Cloud Smart strategy. Eric Trexler, vice president of global government at Forcepoint, shared that more organizations will transition from Cloud First to Cloud Smart in 2020 but will remain “cloud dumb“ when it comes to ensuring the security of their public cloud environments.

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Study: 781 Data Breaches Occurred in Public, Private Sectors During 2015

The Identity Theft Resource Center found during a study that there were 781 publicly reported data breaches across the U.S. public and private sectors during 2015. Forty-percent of those breaches tracked by ITRC occurred in the business sector, an 8.1 percent increase from 2014 figures, the center said Jan. 25. Healthcare organizations had the second highest percentage …

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Verizon Study: Stolen Devices, Privilege Misuse, Unintentional Errors Trigger Gov’t IT Security Incidents

A Verizon study has revealed that a majority of data breaches and security incidents in  the public sector during 2015 were caused by lost or stolen devices, misuse of privileged user accounts, unintentional employee actions and crimeware. Verizon analyzed more than 100,000 security incidents and 2,260 breaches across multiple industries in 82 countries for its …

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Forrester Research, LogRhythm to Co-Host Webcast on Analytics as Defense Against Data Breaches

Forrester Research and security intelligence firm LogRhythm will co-host a webinar on the potential role of automated response and security analytics in preventing potential data breaches and other cyber attacks within organizations. The “Intrusion vs. Breach: How Security Analytics & Automated Response Can Improve Your Chances of Avoiding a Breach” …

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Steve Firestone: Data Breaches, Mobile Apps Demand to Influence Firms’ ID Mgmt Strategies

CA Technologies has highlighted five trends that the company believes will shape security professionals’ approach to identity and access management in 2015. The company forecasts that organizations will move away from basic identity administration methods and emphasize identity security as a result of massive enterprise data breaches last year, CA …

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Xerox’s Chuck Brooks: Preparation, Commitment Key for Govt-Industry Cyber Partnerships

A new level of public-private collaboration is needed to implement data sharing, incident response and detection strategies to prevent future cyber attacks, Xerox executive Chuck Brooks writes in a Federal Times opinion piece published Tuesday. Brooks, vice president and client executive for the Department of Homeland Security at Xerox, says …

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Verizon: 2011 The Year of Hacktivism

The year of 2011 led to the rise of hacktivism as one of the leading causes of data breaches, according to a telecommunications and government contracting firm. Verizon issued a report Thursday that found 58 percent of cases where data stolen to be a result of hacktivists. This is a …

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