The price tag is higher if the incident exposed customer data or if it was the result of a malicious attack, an annual IBM study finds. The average cost of a data breach has declined by 1.5% year-over-year, costing companies US$3.86 million per incident, according to IBM’s 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report. The annual … More What is the cost of a data breach?
With a managed network in place in tier two, a lot has been done to secure your endpoints from attack. However, some businesses will need to assess whether the protection that has been achieved thus far is adequate to safeguard business data that has critical value, or is highly sensitive or highly regulated. In the third … More Positioning your cybersecurity investment for a remote workforce: Tier 3 – Tailor-fit protection for specific business use cases
The going prices are lower than you probably think – your credit card details, for example, can sell for a few bucks. It’s no news that the dark web is rife with offers of stolen data that ranges from pilfered credit card information and hijacked payment services accounts to hacked social media accounts. Anyone interested … More How much is your personal data worth on the dark web?
The databases contain personal information that could be used for phishing attacks and identity theft schemes. Researchers have found close to 10.5 billion pieces of consumer data that has been left sitting in almost 10,000 unsecured internet-facing databases hosted across 20 countries. The data is said to include email addresses, passwords, and phone numbers. The study was … More 10 billion records exposed in unsecured databases, study says
A report calls into question the providers’ security practices and dismisses their claims of being no-log VPN services. Seven Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers who claim not to keep any logs of their users’ online activities recently left 1.2 terabytes of private user data exposed to anyone who comes looking. The data, found on a server shared … More 7 VPN services leaked data of over 20 million users, says report