Anatomy of a breach –  analyzing the impacts of recent, high-profile security incidents

Anatomy of a breach – analyzing the impacts of recent, high-profile security incidents

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On July 22, 2015, security experts Jeff Schmidt – the CEO of Authomate – and Doug Howard – the CEO of Savanture – will join Access Granted executive editor, Ryan Schradin, for the first event in the publication’s upcoming series of security and authentication-focused Webinars.

This first Webinar, entitled, “Anatomy of a Breach,” will look at five of the most high-profile security incidents of the past year that impacted the finances and personally identifiable information of a large number of users.

During the Webinar, panelists will dissect each individual security breach – discuss how each occurred, what was compromised and how each could have been proactively avoided. The breaches to be analyzed include:

Starbucks – compromised user accounts and the “auto reload” feature on Starbucks gift cards enabled bad actors to drain an almost unlimited amount of money from caffeine lovers and their bank accounts.

Anthem – a network breach in February enabled hackers to access, “names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health care ID numbers, home addresses, email addresses, (and) employment information, including income data.

Dropbox – in 2014, stolen credentials and password reuse enabled hackers to access the Dropboxes of Internet users. The cloud storage site that enables users to access files securely from any location claims they weren’t breached directly, but compromises of other companies led to bad actors using stolen credentials to access user accounts.

JPMorgan Chase – last October, a breach of one of the nation’s largest financial institutions enabled bad actors to access information of, “approximately 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.” Information that may have been compromised included, “User contact information – name, address, phone number and email address – and internal JPMorgan Chase information relating to such users.”

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – a breach of the agency that essentially acts as the human resources department for the entire federal government while also handling background checks may have compromised the personal information for as many as 21 million government employees.

For more information about the upcoming Webinar, to read bios for the panelists, or to register to attend, click HERE.

 

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