Data security refers to protective digital privacy measures that are applied to prevent unauthorized access to computers, databases and websites. Data security also protects data from corruption and is also referred to as information security (IS) or computer security.
A data breach is a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. Data breaches may involve financial information such as credit card or bank details, personal health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets of corporations or intellectual property. Most data breaches involve overexposed and vulnerable unstructured data – files, documents, and sensitive information.
Incidents range from concerted attacks by black hats associated with organized crime, political activist or national governments.
Current blog articles:
5 Feb 2019
Digital Directorship Cybersecurity:Data Security/Privacy Exposed Records Up 126% in 2018 Breaches Source: InfoSecuirty Magazine: Feb 05, 2019 The overall number of breaches fell in 2018, but the number of compromised records skyrocketed, resulting in a 126% increase, according to the 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report. The Identity Theft Resource Center tracked the data breach events […]
30 Jan 2019
The breakthrough is TrustWrx . It effectively “firewalls” the entire communications channel. TrustWrx provides an architecture for secure communications where the fraudsters simply cannot operate. Simply put, if they cannot connect or talk to a server or network, then they cannot hack into it or steal data.
19 Jan 2019
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) claimed today that Russian hackers tried to break into its servers in November 2018, shortly after the conclusion of the US midterm elections.
1 Jan 2019
Billions of people were affected by data breaches and cyberattacks in 2018 – 765 million in the months of April, May and June alone – with losses surpassing tens of millions of dollars, according to global digital security firm Positive Technologies.
31 Dec 2018
Cybersecurity will define many of the international conflicts of the future. Here’s an overview of the current threat landscape.
3 Dec 2018
The number of cyber attacks has grown steadily during the last few years. In 2016, 758 million malicious attacks occurred according to KasperskyLab, (an attack launched every 40 seconds) and there is no doubt that 2019 will break the record.
3 Dec 2018
Hackers breach Quora.com and steal password data for 100 million users Other stolen personal data includes names, email addresses, and direct messages. Source: DAN GOODIN – 12/3/2018 Brace yourself for yet another massive data breach. Quora.com, a site where people ask and answer questions on a range of topics, said hackers breached its computer network and […]
27 Nov 2018
All the social networking sites we use, the apps, everywhere where we give consent to access our information is making our profiles in their respective directories. Are they secure? Obviously not!
20 Nov 2018
The threat landscape is huge, offensive and defensive technologies are evolving rapidly, and nation-state attacks are increasing in terms of scope and sophistication.
13 Nov 2018
Marriott said Friday that hackers have had access to the reservation systems of many of its hotel chains for the past four years, a breach that exposed private details of up to 500 million customers while underscoring the sensitive nature of records showing where and when people travel — and with whom
8 May 2018
Equifax has revealed the exact scope of the massive breach that exposed sensitive data about millions of Americans — including confirmation that thousands of passports and driver’s licenses were compromised along with the Social Security numbers of nearly all of the more than 146 million affected consumers.
4 Oct 2017
An epic and historic data breach at Yahoo in August 2013 affected every single customer account that existed at the time, Yahoo parent company Verizon said on Tuesday. That’s three billion accounts — including email, Tumblr, Fantasy and Flickr — or three times as many as the company initially reported in 2016.