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August 22, 2016

We already used to hear about the big data breaches in the news every now and then. Nowadays, it looks like this things happening with every increasing frequency. The victims in those reports are always either government institutions or large enterprises. On the surface those companies take cyber security seriously and invest a lot of money in hiring personnel, employing security solutions and keeping their protection up to date. However, under closer examination you will often find many cyber security mistakes, such as understaffed security departments and widespread use of legacy...

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July 26, 2016

Nowadays, it seems like not a day can pass without us hearing about the newest cyber attack examples. News about data breaches or a high profile cyber terrorism attacks on government or private organizations are constantly popping up in mass media. Cyber crimes are keep happening around the world and there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that they present a prominent issue for companies worldwide.

However, the big question is – how cyber security landscape has changed over the years. Companies keep investing in security and new solutions keep popping up. Does...

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June 06, 2016

Last year saw a rise in cybercrime across the board, and this year so far, appears to display the same trends. With handsome prices being paid for credit card data on black markets worldwide, criminals doubled their efforts in stealing it. While banking institutions are on top of things and seem to be well armed to fend off both intruders and malicious insiders, service industry with its poor state of security looks like an easy target.

Hospitality industry especially received a huge blow last year, with all the major franchises compromised in one way or another. In an...

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August 28, 2015

For the last several years, there have been headlines about data breaches that are devastating consumer and corporations. The IRS, Target, state medical systems, higher education, and military data bases. Nation state spies are intent on stealing vital information, plus pranksters and hackers are looking for attention or cyber criminals are out to make millions. There, there are plenty of people trying to break into networks and databases and steal information.

 

Data hackers’ motivations are diverse. Hackers are looking to make money and go after the low hanging fruit or...

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