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Application control is more than whitelisting-It's monitoring, visibility, protection & default deny

Application Control technology is more than just whitelisting. Organizations have found significant value via full visibility into server and desktop environments by continuously monitoring and observing application behavior.

Upping the ante: PCI Security Standard

Upping the ante: PCI Security Standard

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The latest iteration of the PCI Security Standard calls for moving beyond simply meeting compliance mandates, reports Jim Romeo.

Another day, another data breach

Another day, another data breach

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Tracking down threat actors is no easy feat, and requires an immense amount of research and collaboration.

Childrens' Hospital apologizes for rogue employee breach

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Alberta Health Services is apologizing following a data breach at Alberta Children's Hospital.

Canadian launches $500m class action against Home Depot

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A Canadian is leading a $500 million class-action lawsuit against Home Depot following its data breach in which up to 56 million US and Canadian credit cards were stolen.

Cyber espionage insurance

Cyber espionage insurance

A cyber liability policy covers first-party liability (property and theft) and third-party liability (privacy and data security).

Assurance 101: Lessons learned

Assurance 101: Lessons learned

It will continue to be a year where companies need to focus on how their employees interact online.

Target interim chair defends board to investors

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In a letter to shareholders, Roxanne Austin defended the board's security efforts before and after the December data breach.

ISS tells Target to jettison seven board members over breach

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The Institutional Shareholders Services said the retailer fell short in preparing for and responding to last December's massive data breach.

Calif. court says Eisenhower Medical Center not liable for data breach

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An appellate court ruled that patients' personal information was not coupled with medical history, treatment or other medical data.

Target clueless on breach costs, Q1 profits fall

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Without insight into third-party liabilities and expenses, Target's interim CEO told CNBC that the retailer still doesn't know the cost of last December's data breach.

Retailers join forces to share threat intelligence

Retailers join forces to share threat intelligence

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The Retail Industry Leadership Association along with Nike, Target and other retailers have launched a Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center for guarding against cyber attacks.

Shareholder sues Wyndham board members over data breaches

Shareholder sues Wyndham board members over data breaches

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After three data breaches exposed personal data of 619,000 of the chain's customers, a shareholder claims board members and officers are liable.

Secretary of State website breach cost Oregonians $176,662

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An early February breach took down two government websites and prompted the state to shell out $72,450 for vulnerability testing.

Index: 200 million records stolen in Q1 breaches

Index: 200 million records stolen in Q1 breaches

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Between January and March, healthcare was targeted most often but the financial sector lost the most records.

Target names CIO, will switch to chip and PIN cards

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The retailer named Bob DeRodes to lead the transformation of its IT infrastructure, including a switch to MasterCard chip and PIN technology in 2015.

Class-action suit aimed at MCCCD for delayed notification in breach

Class-action suit aimed at MCCCD for delayed notification in breach

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A motion filed in Maricopa County Court says that by delaying notification and lying about last April's breach, MCCCD put victims' PII at risk.

Authorities search for suspect using credit cards from Target breach

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Surveillance video released in Lakewood, Colo., shows a suspect known as Steve Locke carrying purchases made with stolen cards.

Bank of America target of class-action suit for 2012 breach

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Plaintiffs claim that stolen personal information was sold and used for fraud and identity theft.

Report: Data breaches up 62 percent in 2013

Report: Data breaches up 62 percent in 2013

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Targeted attacks grew by 91 percent and lasted three times longer, according to a recent threat report.

Federal agencies fall short on data breaches, GAO report says

Federal agencies fall short on data breaches, GAO report says

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The number of data breaches reported by U.S. government agencies more than doubled in a four-year period, jeopardizing PII, a GAO official tells Senate committee.

Breaches, malware to cost $491 billion in 2014, study says

Breaches, malware to cost $491 billion in 2014, study says

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A study by IDC and the National University of Singapore also found a close link between pirated software and cyber security breaches.

Two nurses' aides guilty for using patient data to commit tax fraud

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Two former nurses' aides for Virginia-based nonprofit Sentara Healthcare have pleaded guilty to accessing thousands of electronic patient records and using the information to file fraudulent tax returns.

Housing wait list posted online contained personal data

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A spreadsheet posted online contained sensitive information on nearly 1,000 clients of Pierce County Housing Authority in Washington.

Laptop stolen from Tennessee hospital

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The breach compromised the personal information of about 27,000 patients at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn.

University of Georgia latest target of data breach

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The University of Georgia (UGA) is investigating a data breach that may have led to compromised information of current and former school employees.

BC Health Ministry admits to data sharing scandal

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The provincial government of British Columbia has fired four employees and suspended three others after allegations that health data was shared inappropriately.

Laptop theft exposes info of N.C. registered voters

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Several laptops stolen from the Robeson County Board of Elections office in North Carolina contained the private information of 71,000 registered voters.

Postcard gaffe exposes employee SSNs at University of Chicago

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At the University of Chicago, Social Security numbers of employees were mistakenly printed on postcards sent out as reminders for health benefits.

News briefs: Latest security news

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Last month's featured news from Shamoon attacking oil companies to Wyndham Hotels challenging the FTC.

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