Companies are Buying Stolen Data from Criminals

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jan 18, 2016 07:00 pm PST

This weekend, The San Francisco Chronicle reported on PayPal and other companies buying stolen data from criminals, detailing the process and its importance to counter intelligence investigations. Mark Bower, global director, product management for HPE Security, have the following comments on it.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Mark Bower, Global Director of Product Management, Enterprise Data Security for HPE Data Security :

“The strategy of buying samples of stolen data can help with forensic investigations and an understanding of the criminal value chain where stolen data is bought and sold. Secondly, having access to what was stolen can help pattern match the digital fingerprints of data flows to track down points of leakage where live data is exposed to attacks.

This may help close gaps in sensitive data handling, but better still, help build the case for the deployment of newer preventative technologies that can be applied to stop these kinds of breaches in the first place, versus a ‘gap by gap’ remediation approach.

Modern data-centric security, the technology of choice to deliver this end-to-end encryption approach to minimize the need for any clear data exposure, reducing gaps broadly, and ensuring attackers get nothing of value when they do penetrate enterprise systems.”[/su_note]

[su_box title=”About HPE Security” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]HPE SecurityHPE Security – Data Security, is the leading data protection provider, delivering secure, scalable, and proven data-centric encryption, tokenization and key management solutions, enabling our customers to effectively combat new and emerging security threats. Our powerful data protection solutions allow any company to seamlessly secure all types of sensitive corporate and customer information, wherever it resides, while efficiently meeting regulatory compliance and privacy requirements.[/su_box]

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