Data Breach, Vulnerability Data on Track to Set New Records in 2017

“There are so far 1,254 publicly reported data breaches and 4,837 published vulnerabilities in the first quarter of this year. Enterprise security executives looking for metrics to justify their budgets to top management should have plenty of material to choose from for the rest of year. Two reports from Risk Based Security this week show […]

The Top 5 IT Security Skills SMBs Need in 2017

Cybersecurity is not a new concept, but it is taking on new importance this year. Today’s digital organizations are driven by new technology and dependent on orderly data, and everyday life seems to be increasingly happening on top of connected infrastructures. The risks posed by cybersecurity attacks are monumental, but to mitigate those risks, new […]


“Reports of data breaches in Canada will “skyrocket” this year, Kevvie Fowler, KPMG’s national leader of cyber response in Canada, has predicted to the CBC. Upcoming changes in Canadian privacy law, as well as guidance from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), will force companies to be more transparent about cyberattacks than they have in the […]

31 Health Data Breaches Disclosed in January as HHS Fines for Late Reporting

“2017 has kicked off with a huge proportion of insider threats, as January data from disclosed breaches reveals that 59.2% of breached patient records were the result of insiders.  This month’s health data breaches reinforce the importance of health data security, as the need to protect patient data from insiders continues to loom large.  Healthcare […]

Victims of W-2 phishing scams (2017 list)

“When someone appearing to be your boss emails you and says they urgently need you to send them employees’ W-2 information from 2016, what do you do? Well, if you haven’t been trained properly or reminded often enough – or if your employer doesn’t have safeguards in place that might prevent you from just sending […]

5 data breach predictions for 2017

“In 2017, most companies have data breach preparedness on their radar. But the threat landscape is ever-evolving. Staying ahead of emerging threats and the increasing sophistication of cybercriminals requires “constant vigilance,” as Mad-Eye Moody from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series was fond of saying. “Preparing for a data breach has become much more complex over […]

Ransomware Poses Evolving Threat to Enterprises in 2017, Report Finds

“Ransomware is a big problem and becoming more serious as hackers around the world target enterprises that are most able to pay hefty data ransoms and can’t afford to be locked out of critical business data, a new report from security companies Trend Micro and Information Security Media Group (ISMG) reveals. The two firms recently […]