There is a widening gap of talent in the cybersecurity industry due not only to growing cybercrime, but also to our ever increasing dependency on technology in terms of where and how we are social, purchase products, and ever more frequently entertain ourselves. Presently, there are not enough people to fill
Cyber Security Blog
The FTC seems to be minimizing a data breach at the credit reporting agency Equifax that lasted 10 weeks from mid-May through July 29. Hackers accessed names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers. They also obtained 209,000 credit card numbers.
25 million patient records were reportedly compromised in 2016 making it the banner year for electronic health record breaches. 88 breaches occurred in the last three months alone amounting to 458,639 patient records compromised from October through December.
And consumers are wary.
Recently Twitter hired security company OurMine to hack their systems in order to find holes in its security. This isn’t surprising as studies show that cyber crime in social media grew 70% in the last sixth months. If you search “botnet,”” “hacking,” “DDoS,” or anything related to cybercrime on most social media, and you’ll find
Statistically, there’s a good chance you’re getting a new smartphone for Christmas. And now days, if you had to, you could run a small business right from your phone. However most people use their smartphones for day-to-day tasks like replying to email (i.e. Gmail, yahoo mail, etc.); checking social media (i.e. facebook, twitter, etc) and staying organized with Apps like online calendars, DropBox and Evernote. But it’s turning out that using your smartphone at all could lead to being taken advantage of by people that make a living from gaining access to your identity through your smartphone––information that is used to verify that you are in fact you.
Few people realize just how vulnerable cell phones are. A phone can be breached using as simple of a thing as a CCSS 7 (or common channel signaling system no.7) through your very phone number.