Data is undoubtedly the most important element in an organization. Securing data during these testing pandemic times is a tightrope walk not just for data security heads, but for CEOs too. Here is a list of the top 10 data leaks that have cost Fortune 500 companies dearly – and how such tragedies can be averted.
It is a fact that no one likes to talk about. Swiss companies are spied upon, their secrets revealed and their data sold. The damage can be humongous. There are many cases that remain under lock and key and rarely appear in the media.
No crime is perfect. Every thief leaves behind a ‘signature’ – even in the digital world. But what if he tries to erase it and leave no trace behind? Can it be done? Is there a way to make sure that footprints cannot be erased? This is what Dr. Heiner Kromer has to say.
Marriott, Facebook, Instagram, First American Financial Corp, Capital One, Zoll Medical, Georgia Tech, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and others. What’s common to them all? Well, they are all in the 2019 Data Loss Hall of Shame.
Have you taken all the steps to throw your data into the winds? If not, you should read this blog post. Leaving your data to the wolves isn’t as easy as you think. Here’s why…
British Airways, Apple Inc., Tesla… the list just keeps growing. The latest in this infamous line is none other than Google. Recently, former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski was accused of stealing self-driving car project details as he moved on to join Uber
They know all about you. Your health status. Your financial status. About your family. About your vacations – where you go, what you consume and what you do. All that information just got into the hands of pretty unsavory characters from institutions that you believed would never reveal your data.
Apple recently revealed that its CAD schematics had leaked, spurring it to reduce ‘factory secrecy staff’ and invest in technology. Last year, Tesla had revealed such loss. This needn’t be if organizations take one small, but largely overlooked, step towards CAD file protection. This is what they should do.
Most CIOs and data security practitioners believe that traditional security measures such as firewalls, anti-virus and even password best practices are credible protection against data leaks and theft. The fact is that they are not – especially when the root of the problem could be the employee himself.
Losing data can be a painful–even disastrous– experience. Considering the following 10 data breaches, SECUDE suggests a proven solution to avert such tragedy in your organization.