What to do if you receive a data breach notice

Receiving a breach notification doesn’t mean you’re doomed – here’s what you should consider doing in the hours and days after learning that your personal data has been exposed. Data breaches occur when an unauthorized third-party accesses an organization’s private information. Often, they involve theft of customers’ and/or employees’ personal data. There are strict rules … More What to do if you receive a data breach notice

Robinhood data breach affects 7 million people

An attacker gained access to some of Robinhood’s customer support systems and stole the personal data of around a third of the app’s userbase. Robinhood, the highly popular trading platform, has revealed that it suffered a cybersecurity breach on November 3rd that affected some 7 million of its users. “An unauthorized third party obtained access to … More Robinhood data breach affects 7 million people

Plugging the holes: How to prevent corporate data leaks in the cloud

Misconfigurations of cloud resources can lead to various security incidents and ultimately cost your organization dearly. Here’s what you can do to prevent cloud configuration conundrums. Forget shadowy attackers deploying bespoke zero-day exploits from afar. A risk that is far more real for organizations as they embark on ambitious digital transformation projects is human error. In fact, … More Plugging the holes: How to prevent corporate data leaks in the cloud

Vaccine passports: Is your personal data in safe hands?

Vaccination passports may facilitate the return to normalcy, but there are also concerns about what kinds of personal data they collect and how well they protect it. Here’s what you should know. Technology has been front and center throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but not without presenting a few issues and challenges. Proof of vaccination and … More Vaccine passports: Is your personal data in safe hands?

Beyond the pandemic: Why are data breach costs at an all‑time high?

It might be tempting to blame the record-high costs of data breaches on the COVID-19 pandemic alone. But dig deeper and a more nuanced picture emerges. Any narrative about cybersecurity in 2020 is naturally going to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. This once-in-a-generation crisis and the digital transformation it accelerated both broadened corporate attack surfaces and directed … More Beyond the pandemic: Why are data breach costs at an all‑time high?