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Two Elasticsearch Databases Found Unprotected

After news broke that an Elasticsearch server belonging to several online casinos was left without a password, independent security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered another unprotected Elasticsearch database from AIESEC, a global, youth-run nonprofit. Click

IT Compliance

Debunking conventional wisdom to get out of the security and privacy rut

Given the unprecedented rate of technological change, the dizzying news cycle, and an always-on social media mentality, it may be surprising to learn that when it comes to security and

IT Compliance

Industry reactions to Google’s €50 million GDPR violation fine

On 21 January 2019, the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) imposed a financial penalty of €50 million against Google, in accordance with the GDPR. This is the first time that the CNIL

Hardware/Network

More regulation, more solutions needed: IoT device breaches continue to put user data at risk

Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches, according to a Gemalto study. But, use of blockchain technology might provide a solution.’With IoT devices continuing to immerse themselves

Industry Insights

Using Offender Profiling Techniques in Security Operations

Let’s start this article off with a question. What does Agent Smith from the Matrix, the Joker from Batman and Darth Vader from Star Wars all have in common? It’s

Cloud

Beware the man in the cloud: How to protect against a new breed of cyberattack

One malicious tactic that has become quite prevalent in recent years is known as a ‘man in the cloud’ (MitC) attack. This attack aims to access victims’ accounts without the

Industry Insights

2018 Proved Highest Funding Year for Cybersecurity

Despite a 28% decrease in cybersecurity startups during 2017, global venture capital funding for cybersecurity rebounded with record high investments, according to Strategic Cyber Ventures. Though last year saw $5.3 billion

Software

Encryption is key to protecting information as it travels outside the network

A new Vera report reveals stark numbers behind the mounting toll of data breaches triggered by cybercrime and accidents. One of the most recognized and mandated security controls, installed encryption tools protect

Industry Insights

Healthcare Industry Reminded to Heed Cybersecurity: New “Industry Standard” Guidance

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) observes that the US healthcare system lost $6.2 billion dollars as a result of data breaches in 2016, and that 4 out

IT Compliance

GDPR: Five tips for organizations to remain compliant

For the majority of UK businesses, a huge amount of time and resource was invested to become GDPR compliant in time for the May 2018 deadline. The cost of implementing GDPR was substantial, with