Data Security

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Scottrade had no idea about data breach until the feds showed up

The breach affected around 4.6 million customers' names and addresses


Breach at Experian may have exposed data on 15 million consumers linked to T-Mobile

Consumers who applied for credit from T-Mobile since 2013 may have been affected

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EMV sets the stage for a better payment future

Most merchants now have EMV credit card readers in place, yielding marginally improved security today -- and a platform for better payment systems arriving soon

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Dyreza malware steals IT supply chain credentials

Cyber criminals are shifting gears from online banking to companies that provide order fulfillment, warehouse management, and other services

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Newly found TrueCrypt flaw allows full system compromise

Google's Project Zero team discovered two serious flaws in the driver the TrueCrypt full disk encryption program installs on Windows systems

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Is BYOK the key to secure cloud computing?

How realistic is it to 'bring your own keys?' Does your business want the burden of managing and securing its own cloud encryption keys?


What can be done about rogue IT?

Securing a customers information is critical, and Kelly McGowan, the Senior Director of Information Technologies at American Securities, tells us about how they are helping clients start those conversations.

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OPM breach nets another 4.5 million stolen fingerprints

The fingerprints of 5.6 million people have been stolen as a result of hackers penetrating the computer systems of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year.

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U.S. protection of Europeans' personal data is inadequate, says EU court official

The Advocate General's opinion could spell disruption for U.S. companies such as Facebook and Google processing Europeans' personal data


Why you should care about security and reliability of data on the Internet of things

Hortonworks just added to their portfolio an open source project, originating from the NSA, that provides and secures access to data from the Internet of things. This addition puts in an interesting perspective some challenges linked...

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At Demo, Hadoop inventor calls NSA snooping a cautionary tale for devs

The NSA's secretive bulk collection of data should be a warning to developers that transparency about what data is collected and how it's used should be a cornerstone to any work they do


Why hackers want your health care data most of all

Not content to go after credit card info, hackers are honing in on health care data, which is much more valuable

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5 facets of data security

From securing data from malicious attacks to preventing its unexpected dissemination, the palette of data security issues is broad, and technology is not the only answer

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Credentials stored in Ashley Madison's source code might have helped attackers

The company's developers were careless with sensitive credentials like database passwords, secret keys, and authentication tokens, a security consultant found

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Mozilla admits bug-tracker breach led to attacks against Firefox users

Hacker accessed Bugzilla for at least a year, maybe two; gained insight into flaw before it was patched

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More than 80% of health care IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

Only half of IT managers feel they are adequately prepared to prevent future attacks

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Are you a data hoarder? Hadoop offers little choice

Data governance is one of the toughest, dreariest problems in computing. Sadly, the tools offered with the major Hadoop distributions aren't really up to task

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Managing data in a mobile and cloud world

A simple strategy for standardizing metadata can improve decision-making, data governance and data security. (Insider; registration required)

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