Verizon’s data breach report: What the numbers say

What are some of the most interesting takeaways from Verizon’s latest annual security report? Data breach, yawn. Those two little words that occur so frequently in the media and will have you switching off. Last week, Verizon released their 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) which provides valuable insight spanning across 86 countries and 41,686 incidents. The … More Verizon’s data breach report: What the numbers say

Data Protection e-book from ESET for small and medium-sized businesses

ESET has released an e-book that will help small and medium-sized businesses understand today’s threat landscape, find measures to protect themselves and minimize the impact of a data breach. Although data breaches and cyberattacks aren’t new, many of the techniques and tactics used by modern cybercriminals are – and they’re particularly well-suited to the target-rich … More Data Protection e-book from ESET for small and medium-sized businesses

Hackers crack university defenses in just two hours

More than 50 universities in the United Kingdom had their cyber-defenses tested by ethical hackers, and the ‘grades’ aren’t pretty. A team of ethical hackers recently conducted tests on the cybersecurity defenses of more than 50 universities in the United Kingdom. In each case, it took them less than two hours to gain access to … More Hackers crack university defenses in just two hours

540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps

The databases, sitting unprotected on cloud servers, contained reams of information amassed by two apps integrated with the social network. Two caches of data on millions of Facebook users were recently discovered sitting unprotected on cloud-computing servers. In one security lapse, no fewer than 540 million records on Facebook users were found lying around in … More 540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps

World Backup Day: Is your data in safe hands?

World Backup Day is a reminder that organizations and individuals need to make data backup and protection a priority. The loss of data – whether a result of human error, technological failure, or a cyberattack – is one of the greatest threats to organizations and individuals today. In our increasingly digitized world, we rely on our … More World Backup Day: Is your data in safe hands?

Man jailed for destroying former employer’s data

After he was fired for poor performance, the ex-employee was back with a vengeance, literally. A British man has been sent to prison for two years after he wiped out his ex-employer’s business-critical data in cloud storage, according to a report by the United Kingdom’s Thames Valley Police. Steffan Needham, of Bury, Greater Manchester, worked as an … More Man jailed for destroying former employer’s data

Most second-hand thumb drives contain data from past owners

Our penchant for plugging in random memory sticks isn’t the only trouble with our USB hygiene, a study shows. Many computer users don’t take enough precautions when disposing of their USB sticks, leaving a trove of what is often sensitive information about themselves for the drives’ new owners, a study has shown. Researchers from the … More Most second-hand thumb drives contain data from past owners