What’s in Your Breaches?

legacy-blog-title-background-1As we wind into the final hours of May 2019, it’s really eye-popping to read through all the data crime reports making news.

Here’s a sampler of things to worry about (like you don’t have enough?) if you try to ignore the all-too-real risks of cyber-attacks:

One of the things we go through with clients who take advantage of our Free Cyber Security Analysis (click to set yours) is the danger inherent in “point-of-sale” (POS) software. Skeptical? Click over and read how Checkers and Rally’s restaurants have revealed customer credit card information breached in a 105-location attack. We’d venture this argues the risks more persuasively (dare we say this?) than any PowerPoint could.

Of course, the risks are literally everywhere, these days. News aggregation app Flipboard has discovered a data breach that potentially left user’s personal data exposed.

Seems like the hacks and breaches are everywhere, doesn’t it? Oh, we should mention the Redtailproblem which hit Investment News last week under the headline “Redtail CRM data breach exposes personal client data.”

OK, so much for the black hat side of things. Now, let’s catch you up on some of the regulatory issues.

Starting with the report in HealthSecurity that “Medical Informatics Settles with State AGs for $900K Over 2015 Breach. That might sound pricey, but for a case involving 3.5-million records, that looks inexpensive. Similar breaches have been in the $300 per-record range.

On the other hand, the regulatory pressure is building; as Regulators are trying to get ahead of the rising wave of attacks. A couple of examples? Check the Bloomberg Law piece on “Illinois Breach Notification Update Goes to Governor.

And Security Intelligence has a great read in their
Massachusetts Amends Data Breach Law — What to Know for Your Incident Response Strategy.”

When signing up for your Free Cyber Security review at the Cyber Armada, one of the key things to be aware of is the rising regulatory pressure in the pipeline. Think it’s tough now? Give it a few years.

Topics: Data Breach

Stephen Years
Posted by Stephen Years on May 30, 2019
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