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Theme of 2015: Compromised credentials fuel cyber attacks

Major cyber attacks and breaches have been occurring for years, but 2015 seemed to be a particularly bad year for …

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All I want for Christmas is my identity back!

If you were a cyber criminal, the most valuable identity you could possibly steal would be one that you could …

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Credential sharing – security faux pas, or security best practice?

If you were to ask most security professionals how they felt about credential sharing within their enterprise, chances are that …

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Keeping spirits high during holiday shopping season by protecting POS systems

Starwood, a hotel chain that includes W Hotels, Westin, Sheraton and Le Meridien, had 54 of its locations hit by …

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Mobile Shopping Goes Mainstream, But Where’s the Security?

The holiday shopping season kicked off with a bang on Thanksgiving weekend as usual, but this year the way in …

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Comcast Breach – brand reputation killer or reputation builder?

In my previous article, I discussed the Comcast breach – which involved the company resetting roughly 200,000 user accounts after customer information …

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200,000 Comcast Customer Accounts Compromised and Sold Online

On November 9, 2015, Comcast reset roughly 200,000 user accounts after customer information and login credentials were compromised and put …

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The Seven Myths of Cybersecurity: You don’t have to be a Detective to Spot a Phishing Attack

Despite the nearly constant stream of new cyber breaches and security threats in the news, many people continue to eschew …

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Hacking as a Business Model

This week’s news that three men had been charged in the largest ever data breach of a financial institution has …

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Problems with Apple Touch ID illustrate larger challenges of biometrics

In previous posts on Access Granted, I’ve looked at utilizing biometrics – the innate, distinctive characteristics of a person – …

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