Skyrocketing Healthcare Breaches And Why?

CareFirst breach

4.4 million patient records were compromised in 117 healthcare data breaches in the third quarter of this year alone according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Justin Jett, Director of Audit and Compliance at Plixer: “Data breaches in healthcare pose a serious risk not only for the organization but also for the patients. Should a hacker […]

How To Combat Security Stress In The Workplace

Work-related stress and mental illness now accounts for over half of work absences, according to figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A further study from Kaspersky found that employees are also suffering high levels of ‘cyber stress’ in the workplace. Every day, an estimated 6.3 million data records are stolen, and with […]

HSBC Data Breach And Credential Stuffing

What is the hacking technique known as ‘Credential Stuffing’? Hackers used data stolen from less secure sources to access HSBC customers’ bank accounts. Does this mean all our online profiles now need the same level of security as our online banking credentials? How can consumers really know which websites and connections are secure? Tim Callan, Senior Fellow at Sectigo: “Credential stuffing” attacks […]

Finger Authentication: The Answer To Cryptocurrency Crime

Cryptocurrency, commonly defined as digital assets that use cryptography to secure transactions without the need for a central banking authority, is rising in popularity and being widely adopted across the globe. According to research by the University of Cambridge, 3 million people are estimated to be actively trading in cryptocurrencies today, and many are already using […]

Sim Swap Fraud

In response to today’s Krebs on Security story Busting SIM Swappers and SIM Swap Myths detailing this intricate type of mobile fraud and how one victim lost $100,000 when his mobile number was hijacked, mobile security experts with OneSpan offer information on how institutions can protect their customers from this threat. Will LaSala, Director Security Solutions, Security Evangelist […]