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When you think of airport security, baggage screening, TSA checkpoints, and surveillance cameras likely come to mind. But what about cyber-security?
With time to spare at the airport, most fliers are quick to take advantage of free public WiFi networks, without thinking twice. However, according to a new report by cloud security company Coronet, consumers would be wise to consider the risks these public networks pose before cracking open their laptop.
According to a new study from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, the cost of a data breach for healthcare organizations continues to rise, from $380 per record last year to $408 per record this year.
For the eighth year in a row, healthcare organizations had the highest costs associated with data breaches. The next highest industry was financial services with an average of $206 per lost or stolen record – half of what it cost the healthcare industry. The cost for healthcare organizations is also nearly three times higher than the cross-industry average of $148 per lost or stolen record.
LabCorp, one of the nation’s largest medical diagnostics companies, is investigating a security breach that may have put health records of millions of patients at risk.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company says it detected “suspicious activities” on its network over the weekend of July 14 and “immediately took certain systems offline as part of its comprehensive response to contain the activity.”
According to a letter from Macy’s Inc., the department stores’ parent company, an unauthorized party reportedly used stolen usernames and passwords to log into the online accounts of certain Macys.com and Bloomingdales.com customers between April 26 and June 12. While it said only “a small number of our customers” were affected by the breach, it didn’t specify how many and said only that the data was obtained from an outside source.
Invited as a guest speaker, Breadcrumb presented at a California Society of CPA’s Fresno chapter event. Highlighting risk and vulnerability within the financial sector, Breadcrumb CMO, Jennifer Guidry, outlined the current threats within the industry. To conclude the event, CEO, Brian Horton, performed a live-hack demonstration, highlighting the dangers of using free WiFi.
A former Tesla employee used his access to the company’s network to steal “gigabytes” of highly sensitive data and transferred it to unknown third parties.
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, sent an email to all employees late last Sunday night alleging that he had discovered a saboteur in the company’s ranks.
Musk said this person had conducted “quite extensive and damaging sabotage” to the company’s operations, including changing code to an internal product and exporting data to outsiders.