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Mar 18
2012

Protecting Your Customer Data from Hackers

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Information Security

Robert Siciliano

Criminal hackers hack for fun, fame, revenge, trade secrets, or terror, but mostly they hack for financial gain. According to a data breach study, based on 75 incidents in the second half of 2010, 13% of web hacking cases involved leaked client data leading to financial fraud. (The top two reasons hackers attacked websites were site defacement at 15% and site downtime at 33%.)

Mar 07
2012

5 Must Have Small Business Security Tools

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Information Security

Robert Siciliano

Security Alarm System: No matter what kind of business you are in, there is something of value within your facility that a criminal will fence for drugs. Everything from products you sell, to warehouse items, maintenance tools, phone systems, office furniture, computers and the company safe.

Feb 24
2012

Almost 5% of Smartphones Lost Every Year

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Mobile Device Management , Information Security

Robert Siciliano

McAfee and Ponemon Institute recently released “The Lost Smartphone Problem,” a study that attempts to determine how many employees’ smartphones are lost or stolen, and the consequences of these lost cell phones on various organizations. Among the 439 sample organizations, the number of missing smartphones is significant: 142,708 in one year.

Jul 29
2011

5 Security Considerations for a Mobile Phone

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Information Security

Robert Siciliano

Nielsen reports “We are just at the beginning of a new wireless era where smartphones will become the standard device consumers will use to connect to friends, the internet and the world at large. The share of smartphones as a proportion of overall device sales has increased 29% for phone purchasers in the last six months; and 45% of respondents indicated that their next device will be a smartphone.”

Jul 14
2011

Security Threat Concerns ATM Industry

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Information Security , ATM Skimming

Robert Siciliano

Today, there are over 2.2 million ATMs worldwide, and by 2015 there will be around 3 million. ATM skimming accounts for as much as 30% of all data theft. That’s about $350,000 in fraud every day in the United States alone, or more than a billion dollars a year.

May 16
2011

Breaches Upon Breaches, Sony, X-Factor, LastPass, bin Laden Scams

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Information Security

Robert Siciliano

When a major corporation like Sony gets hit then you know we are all vulnerable. Sony is a great company and like many great corporations is under constant attack. The landscape of information security is changing every day and criminals are aiming their cyber-weapons at the biggest targets in the world.


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