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Articles by Jeff Goldman 

66 Percent of IT Pros Say Privileged Users Access Sensitive Data Simply Out of Curiosity

And 74 percent think privileged users believe they're empowered to access all the information they're able to view, a recent survey found.

Credit Card Breach Hits All Eddie Bauer Stores in U.S., Canada

Names, card numbers, security codes and expiration dates were accessed.

Sage Employee Arrested for Insider Breach

The breach may have exposed the personal information of employees at 280 companies.

Point-of-Sale Breach Hits Hyatt, Marriott, InterContinental, Starwood Hotels

Customer names, account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes may have been accessed.

MICROS Hackers Hit Five More POS Companies

The hackers targeted weaknesses in the vendors' servers, then attempted to steal login information and use it to access retailers' POS systems.

62 Percent of Employees Have Access to Data They Shouldn't Be Able to See

And 76 percent of organizations have experienced the loss or theft of data in the past two years, a recent survey found.

Russian Hackers Hit Oracle's MICROS POS

It's not yet clear how many customers may be affected.

Advocate Health Care to Pay Record-Breaking $5.55 Million Fine for Data Breach

'We hope this settlement sends a strong message,' OCR director Jocelyn Samuels said.

3.7 Million People Affected by Massive Data Breach at Banner Health

A wide range of information was exposed, from credit card numbers to patient data.

71 Percent of IT Pros Say Cyber Security Skills Shortage Causes Damage to Organizations

And 82 percent admit to a shortage of cyber security skills, a recent survey found.

88 Percent of All Ransomware Targets the Healthcare Sector

The education sector comes second at 6 percent, according to a recent report.

Only a Third of All Sensitive Data Stored in Cloud Apps is Encrypted

And 54 percent of IT pros said it's more difficult to protect confidential or sensitive information when using cloud services, a recent survey found.

O2, Kimpton Hotels Investigate Data Breach Claims

The O2 breach appears to have been caused by password reuse, while the Kimpton breach leveraged point-of-sale malware.

Clash of Kings Data Breach Exposes 1.6 Million Accounts

The exposed data includes user names, email addresses, IP addresses, device identifiers, Facebook data, and hashed and salted passwords.

20 Percent of Organizations Fail to Change Default Passwords on Privileged Accounts

And 50 percent don't audit privileged account activity, a recent survey found.

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Publishes New Guidance on Ransomware

'Organizations need to take steps to safeguard their data from ransomware attacks,' says Office for Civil Rights director Jocelyn Samuels.

External Cyber Attacks Cost the Average Enterprise $3.5 Million a Year

Still, 79 percent of companies lack comprehensive strategies to detect and mitigate such attacks, a recent survey found.

58 Percent of Businesses in the U.K. Were Breached in the Past Two Years

And just 25 percent are completely confident in their ability to handle security incidents, a recent survey found.

Omni Hotels, Noodles & Company, NC State Acknowledge Data Breaches

The three recent breaches exposed thousands of customers' personal and payment card information.

1,025 Wendy's Locations Impacted by Credit Card Breach

The attacks appear to have been enabled by the theft of third-party service providers' remote access credentials.

50 Percent of SMBs Were Breached in the Past Year

And just 14 percent of SMBs see their ability to mitigate cyber attacks as highly effective, a recent survey found.

Less Than a Third of Companies Have Cyber Security Experts in Their IT Departments

And 67 percent of IT professionals have no cyber security certifications, a recent survey found.

Massachusetts General Hospital Suffers Third-Party Data Breach

Approximately 4,300 patients' names, birthdates and Social Security numbers were exposed.

Massive IoT DDoS Attack Leverages 25,513 CCTV Cameras

The cameras, located in 105 countries, delivered as many as 50,000 HTTP requests per second.

Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Millions of Microsoft Office 365 Users

Approximately 57 percent of all organizations using Office 365 were hit by the attack.