Commentaries and Analyses

Indian education institutions hit hard by hackers: Report

IANS reports: Education domain is one of the most “at-risk” industries in India, with the sector accounting for more than 30 per cent of cyber threats targeting enterprises in the country between July and September 2019, a new report from Seqrite, the enterprise arm of IT security firm Quick Heal Technologies, said on Wednesday....

Utah Company Settles FTC Allegations it Failed to Safeguard Consumer Data

The FTC announced a settlement in a data security enforcement action against InfoTrax Systems, L.C. and its former CEO, Mark Rawlins. Here is their press release, below, followed by InfoTrax’s comments on the settlement: A Utah-based technology company has agreed to implement a comprehensive data security program to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that...

Pangilinan raises anew risks of espionage, breach of data privacy on entry of China-owned telco

Mario Casayuran reports: Minority Senator Francis N. Pangilinan raised on Wednesday espionage and data privacy questions on the entry of third telecommunications company (telco), Dito Telecommunity Corporation, a consortium which includes a China-owned company, into the Philippine communications industry after it was a given a tentative agreement to install towers inside Philippine military camps....

Analyzing Careless Users, An Often Overlooked Threat

Many have written about how to mitigate the risks posed by malicious insiders. But what about the vulnerabilities associated with Careless Users? What actions can healthcare organizations take to better prevent a breach caused by internal negligence? The Clearwater CyberIntelligence® Institute analyzed the Critical and High risks found in Clearwater’s IRM|Analysis™ database, specifically focusing...