Month: February 2018

Fighting the Data Breach Epidemic

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Data breaches are a worldwide epidemic. Consider those that are most affected: two-thirds of Americans (198 million); half of Filipinos (55 million) and half of South Africans (30 million).

Placeholder ImageThis reflects a sorry state of security in information technology (IT). As an industry, we have failed to adequately secure people’s data. The supply chain, which accumulates everything from customer and supplier data to financial figures, can be a particularly tempting target.

Everyone is affected, and no-one is immune. Recent hacks have included:
Corporates / large business (Accenture, TalkTalk, Verizon)
Banks (Lloyds)
Small and midsized enterprises (Forever 21, Panama and the Paradise Papers)
Non-profits (the Red Cross Blood Bank)
Political parties (RNC)
Governments (South Africa, Philippines)
Individuals (celebrities)

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