Marine corp data breach lesson: human error is often the cause and is preventable

There has been a data breach emanating from the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve that impacted 21,426 individuals. The breach exposed their sensitive personal information such as truncated social security numbers, bank electronic funds transfer and bank routing numbers, truncated credit card information, mailing address, residential address and emergency contact information. Calm down and press the … Continue reading Marine corp data breach lesson: human error is often the cause and is preventable

House panel to DHS, FBI: help small biz with cybersecurity – start with good cyber hygiene

The following testimony excerpts are very similar to what the #CyberAvengers have been preaching, and for good reason, it is the truth. Checkout the #CyberAvengers Tools for where to begin. Richard Driggers, DHS deputy assistant secretary for the cybersecurity and communications, said that basic computer hygiene, such as regular software updates, could keep small businesses … Continue reading House panel to DHS, FBI: help small biz with cybersecurity – start with good cyber hygiene

Lost Unencrypted USB of Heathrow Airport Security Files Exemplifies Poor Cyber Hygiene

Basic cyber hygiene has been a hot topic in cybersecurity, and for good reason. Most of the incidents that impact companies start with failures of basic cyber hygiene, not the super-sophisticated stuff of the movies. See Start with Cybersecurity Basics: Confirmed by Verizon's 2016 Data Breach Report. One of the most fundamental rules of cyber hygiene is … Continue reading Lost Unencrypted USB of Heathrow Airport Security Files Exemplifies Poor Cyber Hygiene