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  1. Anthem has agreed to pay $16 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and take substantial corrective action to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules after a series of cyberattacks led to the largest U.S. health data breach in history and exposed the electronic protected health information of almost 79 million people. Details of the Anthem HIPAA … More

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  2. Somebody is selling US voter registration databases on an English-language speaking dark web hacker forum and the offer comes with the promise they will be updated every week, Anomali and Intel 471 researchers have discovered. About the databases for sale The databases include information about voters of 19 US states: Montana, Louisiana, Iowa, Utah, Oregon, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas, Georgia, New Mexico, Minnesota, Wyoming, Kentucky, Idaho, Tennessee, South Dakota, Mississippi, West Virginia and Texas. Anomali … More

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  3. With cybersecurity threats continuing to escalate worldwide, the ISACA/CMMI Institute Cybersecurity Culture Report found that just 5 percent of employees think their organization’s cybersecurity culture is as advanced as it needs to be to protect their business from internal and external threats. Cybersecurity culture is a workplace culture in which security awareness and behaviors are integrated into everyone’s daily operations, as well as an executive leadership priority. In a threat-ripe environment, an effective cybersecurity culture … More

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  4. Over the last few years, blockchain use has gained popularity driven partly by the interest in cryptocurrency, but mostly with the growing understanding of what distributed ledger technology can enable through decentralization of trust. Most large companies have innovation teams looking at ways that blockchain technology can be applied, and many analyst firms, system integrators and other influencers have focused teams providing advice on applications of blockchain technology. I have spoken to experts at leading … More

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  5. Seventy-five percent of professionals pose a moderate or severe risk to the corporate data of the companies they work for. According to MediaPRO’s third-annual State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report, workers in the financial sector are more likely to be a risk with 85 percent of survey respondents falling into one of the two risk categories. MediaPRO surveyed more than 1,000 employees across the U.S. to quantify the state of privacy and security awareness … More

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  6. Check Point has published its latest Global Threat Index for September 2018, revealing a near-400% increase in cryptomining malware attacks against Apple iPhones. These attacks are using the Coinhive mining malware, which continues to occupy the top position in the Index that it has held since December 2017. Coinhive now impacts 19% of organizations worldwide. Check Point’s researchers also observed a significant increase in Coinhive attacks against PCs and devices using the Safari browser, which … More

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