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Analysing the true cost of a security breach – hold tight!

Analysing the true cost of a security breach – hold tight!

Written by on November 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

What can make a grown CISO quiver in hits boots? The gathering of ominous, dark clouds of the dreaded security breach are rapidly sending businesses for cover! Many of the reported cyber-attacks have caused significant downtime, not to mention long-term reputational and financial damage. The rehabilitation process is more significant than you might imagine (here, here & here). […]

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Anatomy of a security breach – what is the real cost?

Anatomy of a security breach – what is the real cost?

Written by on July 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

What can make a grown CISO quiver in hits boots? The gathering of ominous, dark clouds of the dreaded security breach are rapidly sending businesses for cover! Many of the reported cyber-attacks have caused significant downtime, not to mention long-term reputational and financial damage. The rehabilitation process is more significant than you might imagine (here, here […]

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A data breach can cost a company a lot, certainly its CEO

A data breach can cost a company a lot, certainly its CEO

Written by on May 30, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The Target data breach of 2013 also led to the resignation of longtime CEO Gregg Steinhafel and hurt the company’s sales and profits. If you have ever wondered what the real cost of a data breach is, well now you know. Target corp will pay $18.5 million to 47 states, including California, and the District […]

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Data breach numbers in the US hit an all time high last year

Data breach numbers in the US hit an all time high last year

Written by on January 25, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The number of U.S. data breach incidents tracked in 2016 hit an all-time high of 1,093, according to a new report released today by the ITRC & CyberScout. Data breach headline-grabbing attacks, with victims ranging from Wendy’s Co. to the Democratic National Committee, are increasing despite regulatory scrutiny and more aggressive cyber-security spending. Worldwide spending on […]

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TalkTalk gets BAE to investigate breach

TalkTalk gets BAE to investigate breach

Written by on October 26, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – British broadband provider TalkTalk said on Sunday it had hired defense company BAE Systems to investigate a cyber attack that may have led to the theft of personal data from its more than 4 million customers. TalkTalk said on Friday it had received a ransom demand from an unidentified party for the […]

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Verizon and the data breach report

Verizon and the data breach report

Written by on May 8, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Verizon have issued their 2015 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR). As usual, it provides juicy analysis of lots of data shenanigans that happened during the year. The data in the report covers the compromise of 700mn records in total, relating to 79,790 security incidents which resulted in 2,122 confirmed data breaches across 61 countries. The […]

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FCC gets tough on AT&T for data breach

FCC gets tough on AT&T for data breach

Written by on April 9, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission reached a $25 million (17 million pound) settlement with AT&T Inc over a consumer data breach at call centres in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines, the U.S. communications regulator said on Wednesday. The breaches led to unauthorised disclosure of names and full or partial Social Security numbers […]

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