Posts Tagged 'data protection'

Every dog has its day, and for data privacy that day is January 28, 2015. What the average person may consider just another Wednesday is an important day for those of us in the cybersecurity community. Data Privacy Day is the perfect reminder of the need to educate and safeguard both businesses and consumers alike. And […]

It’s fair to say that 2014 was the year of the data breach with frequent high-profile incidents compromising personal customer information and credit card details. That’s backed up by PwC’s Global State of Information Security survey of almost 10,000 business and IT executives, which shows the number of incidents detected up 48 per cent on […]

In the middle of 2012 McAfee Labs observed the complex malware XDocCrypt infecting documents, Excel workbooks, and executable files. Recently we have seen a similar infection method that attacks PDF, MSI (Windows installer), and executables, though the current malware is not as complex as XDocCrypt. W32/PDFCrypt is not complex. The coding standards, propagation methods, stealth […]

This is part I in a series on proactive defense using a proven professional services security methodology When my credit card got declined at the gas station I remembered a term I’d recently read in an article about a large retailer’s data breach.  The term is “vulnerability-fatigue,” where news of a recent disaster is ignored […]

The holidays are busy, so we’ve done some headline curating that will help you enjoy the merriment and stay safe online. Here are just a few stories we consider to be hot reads that you may have missed. Read them, discuss them with your family, and agree to work together to become—and stay—savvy online. Here’s the […]