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Phishing has been around since the dawn of the internet. The term was first used in an AOL Usenet group back in 1996 but it wasn’t until 2003 when many baited hooks and lures started dropping. Popular transaction destinations like PayPal and eBay were some of the early victims of these spoofed sites asking customers to update their personal and credit card information. By 2004, it was a full-fledged ‘get rich quick scheme’ with many financial institutions – and their customers – as targets. Oxford Dictionary defines Phishing as, ‘The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.’ You’ve seen it, the almost perfect looking email with actual logos, images and links to a reputable company only to have it go to a slick looking re... (more)

Financial Institutions Are Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Cybersecurity

Financial Institutions are Vulnerable to Cyber Attack as the Increase in Technologies Improves It is impossible to go outside and not notice banks offering consumers new ways to save, send, spend, and access their money at a bank. This trend-to ease access to funds – extends well beyond the retail banking sector and is equally prevalent among investment banks, private banks, hedge funds, mutual funds, ETFs and just about any financial institution, large or small. It is arguably the single most compelling commercial driver in the financial services sector. Financial institutions ... (more)

Prescribing Good to Find Bad Activity on Health Networks | @CloudExpo #Cloud #MachineLearning

The hype around data breaches in the health industry may seem commonplace and cause complacency. Last year, it was Anthem and Premera Blue Cross suffering attacks affecting nearly 90 million people combined. Among others, last month it was Banner Health - a nationwide health system based in Arizona - which reported a cyberattack affecting 3.7 million patients and customers. This month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) levied a $5.5M fine on Advocate Health Care Network, the highest penalty to date on a health care organization having a... (more)

Cloud Is Now Seen as a Way to Better Security | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security #DigitalTransformation

The next BriefingsDirect cybersecurity innovation and transformation panel discussion explores how cloud security is rapidly advancing, and how enterprises can begin to innovate and prevail over digital disruption by increasingly using cloud-defined security. We'll examine how a secure content collaboration services provider removes the notion of organizational boundaries so that businesses can better extend processes. And we'll hear how less boundaries and cloud-based security together support transformative business benefits. To share how security technology leads to business i... (more)

Maximum Cybersecurity | @CloudExpo @Centrify #BigData #InfoSec #Cybersecurity

In Privilege We Trust: Locking Down Super-Users for Maximum Cybersecurity Privileged Identity Management (PIM) is the lowest common denominator in today's most treacherous corporate and governmental security breaches. Or more accurately: Privilege Mismanagement. Sony, Target, Anthem, JP Morgan Chase, the city of San Francisco and many others succumbed to the reality that the identity of a single super-user account can be subverted for the purposes of manipulating sensitive organizational data, correspondence, commercial goods and intellectual property. It's a numbers game. Think ... (more)

Venafi to Exhibit at @DevOpsSummit | @Venafi #DevOps #IoT #CD #InfoSec

SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the InternetTM and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the InternetTM that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity - cryptographic keys and digital certificates - so they can't be misused by bad guys in attacks. In today's connected world, cybercriminals want to gain trusted status and remain ... (more)