Data Security & Fraud Prevention Roundup
Our Data Security & Fraud Prevention Roundup contain links to the best data security and fraud prevention-related articles, blog posts, news releases, interviews, and anything else that we found interesting from around the web over the course of the last few weeks and our thoughts on them.
#1: The Enemies of Data Security: Convenience and Collaboration by Carl S. Young, Harvard Business Review (February 11, 2015)
While IT departments within each company seem to hold the key to data security measures, former Senior Executive of the FBI Carl Young argues that IT professionals are not solely to blame. Young believes that cybercrime must be combated throughout every level of the organization’s “culture” and he provides suggestions on how to harmonize this information security culture throughout the company.
#2: Carmakers urged to accelerate drive to keep vehicle data secure by Andy Sharman, ft.com (February 16, 2015)
Do you drive a “smart” car? The majority of cars made within the last few years are equipped with some sort of wifi-enabled software, and the concerns about securing the transmissions from these cars are rapidly growing. Auto manufacturers are realizing the need for strong encryption and authentication of wireless transmissions.
#3: Security Experts: Health Data Increasingly Being Sold on Black Market by iHealthBeat (February 19, 2015)
We all know that Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is valuable, but just how much money does it fetch on the black market? One recent instance had Medicare IDs going for almost $5,000. The value of healthcare data means that healthcare organizations must put extra care into defending that data against hackers, but are medical facilities doing enough?
#4: Agriculture Giants Boost Cybersecurity to Shield Farm Data by Jacob Bunge, The Wall Street Journal - Technology (February 19, 2015)
While the Retail and Healthcare industries have been publicly impacted by breaches of data security, organizations from many other industries are beginning to realize that their business might be the next target. Check out this article to see why it's important for your company to prepare for an outsider attack as well as possible measures that can be taken.
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