Human Risk In Data Breaches Highlighted

The human risk behind data breaches has been highlighted in a report that says that phishing, insider theft, negligent staff, third partyy contractors and broken processes as key factors.

A recent study by the Ponemon Institute, reported in 2017 each stolen healthcare record cost the victim organisation $380, surpassing the global average of $141 per record. Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fined Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., a supplier of medical equipment, $3.5 million for five separate data breaches that took place in 2012.  

The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which puts healthcare data at a higher level than other EU personal data, will up the ante even further.

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BA, Marriott Face Massive Fines For Data Loss


If proof was needed that poor data protection is bad for the corporate wallet, two examples have demonstrated that substantial fines face those organisations that have lax data security.

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Cumbria First Police Force To Utilise NMC Tools


Cumbria Constabulary has become the first police force to use the National Management Centre (NMC) for cybersecurity set up under the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

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Phishing Attacks Bypassing 2-Factor Authentication


Penetration testers and attackers have a new tool in their arsenal that can be used to automate phishing attacks in a way that defeats two-factor authentication (2FA) and is not easy to detect and block, reports CSO Magazine.

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Third of Breaches Caused By Unpatched Vulnerabilities


IT security professionals have admitted that a third of cybersecurity breaches are the result of vulnerabilities that they should have patched.

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