Head In The Cloud: The Capital One Ruling

Failing to address your organization’s shortcomings in cybersecurity will always have ramifications, but they won’t always come from where you expect. Exhibit A: Earlier this month, bank holding corporation Capital One was hit with a cease and desist order from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), citing a “failure to establish effective […]

Confronting Cyber Threats To The Financial Sector

The financial sector faces a bigger cyber threat than ever before, and decisive policy may just be the solution. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers are taking advantage of the newly complex landscape of interaction in several crucial industries. The financial sector has proven one of the most ample targets: cybersecurity strategists at VMWare, a software […]

Data Security Lessons To Learn Right Now

Data Security Lessons To Learn Right Now Much has been said about the recent Ashley Madison (AM) hack attack, and even more was said about the subsequent data dump of highly sensitive customer information. Are there lessons to be learned from AM? To some extent—the consequences would have been worse had card data not been […]

Insights From Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report

In early spring, while many people are anticipating the return of warm weather and blue skies, the information security industry is looking forward to the release of Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Published since 2008, DBIR is a data security reference guide, playbook and bible. Global in scope, the report analyzes thousands of […]