Target experienced a massive data breach in 2013, where hackers stole up to 40 million credit and debit cards. Over the ensuing years, the retail giant spent upwards of $200 million settling claims from financial institutions, state regulators and consumers affected by the data breach. The source of the attack was a third-party HVAC contractor
We live in a world where the value of student data is on the rise, and with that upward trend, it’s important to understand that the risk of an attack is more likely than ever. What school systems need to understand is that disaster recovery in the K-12 setting isn’t the same as it is
More than 90 percent of data breaches may be avoidable, according to the Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report. The group suggests that a stronger focus on cybersecurity fundamentals could reduce the number of avoidable incidents, which are caused by everything from misconfigured servers to employee errors. Unfortunately, even the largest
The cybersecurity firm Mandiant estimates that at least 80 of the 100 biggest law firms in the country by revenue have been hacked since 2011. These figures aren’t surprising given the valuable information that they hold and the fact that many lawyers regularly use email attachments — an easy entry point for malware to infect
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