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Study Shows that Departing Employees are Greatest Threat to Data Protection

Bottom Line IT
February 13, 2017 2:00 PM

Humans are still the weakest link in any security protection plan.  An area of specific risk is employees who leave the organization and take data with them.  This poses an increasing risk to organizations as more and more of the valuable intellectual property is digital.  Every company needs proactive a plan of action to address this.

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The Dark Side of Data Breach Monitoring

Bottom Line IT
October 4, 2016 11:00 AM

A site that's been warning the public about data breaches might actually be doing more harm than good. Enter  LeakedSource, a giant repository online that can potentially make hacking easier. Your email address and the associated Internet accounts, including the passwords, is probably in it.
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The Most Common Ways of Securing Passwords is a Bad Idea

Bottom Line IT
August 23, 2016 5:00 PM

Erik Jacobsen and Amy Mumby of Bottom Line I.T. talk about how enabling “two-factor authentication” is a relatively easy way to secure your digital accounts. It’s hard to know how to protect your personal security online and passwords with data breaches happening at businesses and institutions all the time. Enabling “two-factor authentication” (also called “multi-factor authentication” or “two-step verification”) is a relatively easy way to secure your digital accounts. This is absolutely true, but unfortunately nothing in security is ever quite as easy as people would want it to be. Full Article HERE

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Data Breach At Oracle’s MICROS Point-of-Sale Division

Bottom Line IT
August 23, 2016 3:00 PM

A Russian organized cybercrime group known for hacking into banks and retailers appears to have data breached hundreds of computer systems at software giant Oracle Corp., KrebsOnSecurity has learned. More alarmingly, the attackers have compromised a customer support portal for companies using Oracle’s MICROS point-of-sale credit card payment systems. MICROS is among the top three point-of-sale vendors globally. Oracle’s MICROS division sells point-of-sale systems used at more than 330,000 cash registers worldwide. When Oracle bought MICROS in 2014, the company said MICROS’s systems were deployed at some 200,000+ food and beverage outlets, 100,000+ retail sites, and more than 30,000 hotels. Full article HERE

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Use Your Eyes, Voice and Thoughts to Replace Passwords

Bottom Line IT
August 22, 2016 3:00 PM

For three years, Professor John Chuang, co-director of Berkeley University's BioSENSE Lab, and his graduate students have been working to identify people through their brainwaves. The result is called a passthought, and it could eventually become the ultimate personal ID protector. Security software company Kaspersky Lab, for example, found that nearly a quarter of the consumers it surveyed used just five passwords for almost 20 accounts. For hackers, this is the gift that keeps on giving, since the weak and recycled passwords they steal will unlock even more websites they can loot. Full article HERE

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