This post is intended to be a little more than simply a stroll down memory lane in the IT security world of 2019. Take a moment to consider each one of these incidents and how each could affect you and your organization. Have you executed on any lessons learned? Have you mitigated or remediated all associated vulnerabilities? Are you monitoring for future activity? We need to learn from these types of incidents and strive to continually get stronger. Enjoy the read.
And the trend continues. Please take note of this breach notification and the restaurants involved. Be diligent in reviewing your transaction and credit histories if you have frequented one of these locations.
These findings are significant and quite noteworthy as these compromised credentials continue to be used for spear phishing attacks and other cyber attacks. All businesses should be taking the threat of leaked credentials seriously and should leverage mechanisms to monitor for these types of compromises.
Ponder these statistics and then realize that these statistics do not include any data associated with the Equifax breach. This problem is not going away and it is not getting better. Data is being compromised at an alarming rate. Be prepared!
This is in no way surprising and adds weight to the constant argument for more awareness training.
This is not surprising and I do not expect these numbers to go down any time soon.
Occasionally businesses, especially retail businesses, need a little motivation to take their information security programs seriously. Here you go!