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Tuesday Buzz: Learn From Hollywood Hack Attacks

In the news on Associations Now  |  By Raegan Johnson  |  May 09, 2017 Why a slew of recent Hollywood cyberattacks should have associations looking closely at vendor security. Also: a fundamental way to increase member engagement. Sneaky hackers pulled off several high-profile Hollywood cybercrimes recently, and associations should pay close attention to how they [...]

Hackers Find Celebrities’ Weak Links in Their Vendor Chains

In the news on The New York Times  |  By Nicole Perlroth  |  May 07, 2017 In December, hackers impersonating an executive at Interscope Records, the record label owned by Universal Music Group, managed to bypass all the latest in digital defenses with a simple email. In a carefully tailored message, the hackers urged an [...]

Microsoft underlines importance of keeping software updated

In the news on Computer Weekly  |  By Warwick Ashford  |  April 18, 2017 Microsoft has underlined the importance of keeping software up to date by confirming that no supported versions of its software are vulnerable to leaked NSA hacking tools None of the hacking tools allegedly stolen from the US National Security Agency by [...]

Scottrade Exposes Sensitive Info on 20K Businesses, Individuals

In the news on Infosecurity Magazine  |  By Tara Seals |  April 06, 2017   Retail brokerage firm Scottrade has exposed the information of some 20,000 users, marking the second data compromise for the company in 18 months. The compromise came when an MSSQL database containing sensitive information was inadvertently left exposed to the public. [...]

Verifone calls security breach ‘limited,’ after quick response

In the news on SC Magazine  |  By Teri Robinson |  March 09, 2017   A day after reports surfaced that payments company Verifone was probing a potential breach of its internal systems and attempted attacks on some affiliated point-of-sale (POS) systems, the company has soft-pedaled the incident, saying in a statement published by The [...]

Executives Must Wake Up to the Value of Risk Management Strategy

In the news on Security Intelligence  |  By Mark Samuels  |  February 06, 2017 Organizations primarily fear potential reputational and brand damage rather than a security breach itself. Still, many businesses lack a risk management strategy to abate those fears. According to a Ponemon Institute survey sponsored by RiskVision, 76 percent of businesses lack a [...]

Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Pays $3.2 Million Fine for HIPAA Violations

In the news on eSecurityPlanet  |  By Jeff Goldman  |  February 03, 2017   The organization failed to encrypt patient data after an unencrypted, non-password protect BlackBerry containing PHI was lost in 2009. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that the Children's Medical Center of [...]