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Articles by Jeff Goldman 

5 Best Practices for Reducing Third-Party Security Risks

Vendors and other third-party partners have caused some big data breaches. Here is how to keep it from happening to you.

TaxSlayer, Alibaba Accounts Exposed by Password Reuse

Millions of accounts were accessed with username and password combinations stolen in unrelated breaches.

Neiman Marcus, UCF Acknowledge Data Breaches

Over 68,000 people are affected.

34 Percent of Security Pros Say Their Budgets Are Inadequate

And 37 percent don't have enough highly-skilled staff, a recent survey found.

HSBC Internet Banking Disabled by DDoS Attack

Although the bank says it 'successfully defended against the attack,' personal banking services were inaccessible for several hours.

Missing Hard Drives Expose 950,000 Centene Customers' PHI

The unencrypted drives held names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers, member ID numbers and health information.

55 Percent of IT Pros Don't Know Where Their Company's Payment Data Is Stored

And 80 percent said that kind of uncertainty presents a high or very high risk to that data, a recent survey found.

91 Percent of IT Security Execs Say Their Company's Sensitive Data Is Vulnerable

And 39 percent have suffered a data breach or failed a compliance audit due to security issues in the past year alone, a recent survey found.

University of Virginia Breached by Phishing Attack

1,400 university employees' W-2 tax forms were accessed.

84 Percent of U.S., U.K. Organizations Have Been Breached by Spear Phishing Attacks

For U.S. businesses, the average cost of spear phishing was $1.8 million over the last 12 months alone, a recent survey found.

53 Percent of Oil and Gas Companies Report Surge in Cyber Attacks

Only 31 percent are confident in their ability to detect those attacks, a recent survey found.

Medical Data Breaches at Blue Shield, New West Expose 46,000 Customers' Info

A stolen laptop and a breach at a third-party vendor caused the data breaches.

Hyatt Breach Affected 250 Hotels Worldwide

Credit and debit card information was taken from hotel restaurants, spas, golf shops, parking, front desks and sales offices.

TaxAct Acknowledges Data Breach

The company says an undisclosed number of customers' tax returns 'may have been opened or printed.'

Missing Laptops, Drives Expose Thousands of Patients' Medical Data

Almost 60,000 patients' protected health information may have been exposed as a result of three incidents.

63 Percent of IT Pros Oppose Giving Governments Backdoor Access to Encrypted Data

And 83 percent support requiring companies to notify customers within 30 days of the discovery of a breach, according to a recent ISACA survey.

44 Percent of Enterprises Will Increase Security Budgets in Next 90 Days

Only 4 percent plan to decrease security spending over the same time period, a recent survey found.

User Passwords Exposed by Breaches at Time Warner, Linode

Linode has reset all user passwords, and Time Warner Cable says as many as 320,000 customers' email passwords may have been stolen.

Emsisoft Warns of New 'Ransom32' JavaScript Ransomware

The ransomware, which is the first to be programmed entirely in JavaScript, HTML and CSS, was developed using the NW.js platform.

Anti-ISIL Hackers Claim Responsibility for Massive Cyber Attack on BBC

The group, New World Hacking, claims the DDoS attack exceeded 600 Gbps.

91 Percent of Cyber Security Pros Say Passwords Won't Exist in 10 Years

66 percent already use authentication methods beyond passwords, a recent survey found.

93 Percent of Corporate Security Officials Say Human Behavior Presents Greatest Threat

Still, only 69 percent know what people do with their company's critical value data after accessing it, a recent survey found.

191 Million U.S. Voters' Personal Info Exposed by Misconfigured Database

'My immediate reaction was disbelief,' researcher Chris Vickery said.

Hyatt Hotels Hit by Credit Card Breach

It's not yet clear how many of the company's 627 properties worldwide are affected.

Hello Kitty Leak Exposes 3.3 Million Users' Data

186,261 minors are affected, according to Sanrio.