Topic: data breach

SD Times news digest: Tidelift’s open-source business plan, Red 2019 roadmap, and NSA’s free reverse engineering tool

Open-source company Tidelift has raised $25 million in a Series B funding round. According to the company, it plans to use the new funding to accelerate its business model for open-source. The company’s Tidelift Subscription provides a single source for open-source components, professional assurances of those components, and a software platform for tracking them. The … continue reading

The hidden costs of data breaches

The average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million globally. That is a 6.4 percent increase from 2017, a newly released report revealed. The Cost of a Data Breach 2018 conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Security found the cost of data breaches on a business’ bottom line has been steadily increasing … continue reading

Key steps to keeping data information safe

Human error is the weakest link to data breaches. Since 2013, according to Data Breach Statistics, over 9 billion data records have been lost or stolen. According to recent data from Gartner, over 60 percent of privacy failures occur because of employee errors.  Organizations need to educate their team on the best security practices. “Understanding … continue reading

Report: 2017 was the worst year ever in terms of cybersecurity attacks

Cyber attacks targeting businesses nearly doubled in the past year. A new report, the Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report, released by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) found 156,700 cyber incidents last year, compared to 82,000 in 2016. The OTA is a Internet Society initiative designed to improve online trust.   The organization believes that since a … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Plenty of blame to go around for Equifax breach

If you’re not reading this on another planet or in a bunker somewhere, then you’re likely aware of the recent breach of data from credit agency Equifax. Reports indicate that unknown attackers took advantage of a vulnerability in an Equifax web application to purloin personal identifiable information from 143 million people, including Social Security numbers. … continue reading

New IBM Z mainframe takes on encryption

With its latest mainframe, IBM is taking on the challenges with encrypting data associated with applications, cloud services and databases. IBM today unveiled its new transaction system, IBM Z, which introduces what IBM considers to be a “breakthrough” for encryption engines. According to IBM, there is a major global epidemic of data breaches, where more … continue reading

Senate lawmaker asks FTC for answers on recent children’s IoT breaches

Recent data breaches involving children’s Internet-connected toys pushed U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to write a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), detailing what steps it’s taken to protect the personal data of the children using such toys. This isn’t the first letter Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, has written in response to security breaches. … continue reading

Series of missteps leaves smart-toy brand CloudPets database exposed

It’s a whole new world for consumers when it comes to toys and devices, but with these “smart” functions and capabilities come a slew of security risks. CloudPets, a toy that brands itself as a “message that hugs,” is the latest product dominating the headlines for leaked and ransomed data that contains millions of voice … continue reading

DeepMind AI model can learn from own memory, Zuckerberg seeks voice actor for home AI, and AWS/VMware deliver new vSphere cloud offering—SD Times news digest: Oct. 14, 2016

DeepMind, an artificial intelligence firm that is now under the Alphabet umbrella, has developed differentiable neural computers (DNCs), which can learn from examples like neural networks, but can store complex data like actual computers. When DeepMind designed DNCs, it wanted to have machines that can form and navigate complex data structures on its own. Inside … continue reading

Red Hat updates its container platform, SOASTA releases new integrations, and a survey reveals how IT pros deploy software—SD Times news digest: Sept. 22, 2016

Red Hat made a few updates to its container application platform offerings to bring operations teams and application managers automation at scale. Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform 3.3 is now available, enhancing enterprise scalability and increasing speed and workflow automation. It also enables users to deploy their modern applications over multiple infrastructures. With new delivery … continue reading

Federal Source Code policy, Oracle’s data breach, Wolfram Language 11, Alibaba Cloud and HTC, and a new Android bug—SD Times news digest: August 9, 2016

The White House and the federal government is keeping the commitment to open-source software it made earlier this year. The White House has announced the Federal Source Code policy. The policy is designed to help make custom-developed source code created for the federal government easily accessible to all federal agencies. In addition to the policy, … continue reading

Report: Attacks on enterprise mobile devices, apps on the rise

MobileIron released its second edition of the Mobile Security and Risk Review 2016 today as a way to bring awareness to the challenges enterprises have with protecting their data on mobile apps and devices. The review also highlights the increase in mobile attacks and how enterprises are failing to take adequate measures to protect their … continue reading

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