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The Growing Danger of Data Exfiltration by Third-Party Web Scripts

The theft of personal or sensitive data is one of the biggest threats to online business. This danger, data exfiltration or data extrusion, comes from a wide variety of attack vectors. These include physical theft of devices, insider attacks within a corporate network and phishing, malware or third-party scripts. The risk for regular website users […]

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It’s 2022: Do You Know Where Your Sensitive Data Is?

Looking at recent breaches and scandals, it’s not a mystery why organizations put a premium on good data security and governance practices. Yet, there is one aspect of data security and data governance that proves elusive. Sure, organizations have data activity monitoring (DAM) solutions, extended detection and response (XDR) tools, governance programs run by their […]

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Data Fabric: What It Is and How It Impacts Cybersecurity

Data use and generation today are both awesome and daunting to manage. What is the best way to manage this mountain of dispersed and disparate data? A possible answer lies in the concept of ‘data fabric’ as a means to unify data. This is an integrated layer of data and connecting processes that “utilizes continuous […]

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Meta builds AI Research SuperCluster for future AI and the metaverse

Meta believes that its new AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) will be among the fastest AI supercomputers running in the world once it’s fully built. The supercomputer is being constructed in phases. In the current phase 1, the RCS already features 6080 Nvidia A100 GPUs, 175 petabytes of bulk storage, 46 petabytes of cache storage and […]

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Small Business Cybersecurity: What Will Be Different in 2022?

Every year, new tips come out about small business cybersecurity. But the advice for 2022 isn’t all that different from previous years. For instance, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) talks about phishing, viruses, ransomware, strong passwords and protecting confidential information this year. Their tips on staying safe are an excellent resource that businesses should […]

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Why We Need To Beat ‘Breach Fatigue’ — At Work and at Home

Data breaches come at such a fast pace that the public doesn’t seem to pay attention to the latest incidents, or they’re practically forgotten in a week — just in time for the next breach to make headlines. Instead of cries for better personal data protection, however, consumers seem less concerned even as more companies […]

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Report: Cost of a Data Breach in Energy and Utilities

On average, the cost of a data breach rose by 10% from 2020 to 2021. The energy industry ranked fifth in data breach costs, surpassed only by the health care, financial, pharmaceutical and technology verticals, according to the 17th annual Cost of a Data Breach Report. Some energy cybersecurity measures can help reduce the cost […]

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Roundup: 2021 Energy & Utility Data Breaches and Defenses in the News

Ransomware is evolving. How long until it takes down operational technology? In May 2021, Colonial Pipeline, one of the largest fuel pipelines in the United States, faced a ransomware attack. The company, which transports more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily from Houston to the New York Harbor, shut down work […]

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Cost of a Data Breach: Retail Costs, Risks and More To Know

E-commerce sales grew by nearly one-third in 2020, in large part due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, retail data breaches grew even more prevalent and costly. Retailers need to know not just the cost of a data breach, but the risks and challenges involved with one. This can help IT security professionals and business owners protect […]

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Data Security: How Data Activity Monitoring Protects Against Ransomware

Ransomware is an attack on your data. Can you say that your approach to preventing ransomware is focused on data? Organizations are becoming more aware of the chaos that ransomware can create — to the tune of $4.62 million in escalation, notification, lost business and response costs, according to the 2021 Cost of a Data […]

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Exploring the Costs, Risks and Causes of a Government Data Breach

In nearly every part of the world, people associate the word ‘government’ with order. Government services bring societal order, economic stability and security at all levels. However, the past decade of data breaches has challenged this. Federal and local governments battle worldwide breaches and cyber attacks. Data security flaws have been so pervasive in public […]

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