Tag: cyber criminals


Ransomware: When Cyber Crime Gets Personal

Ransomware: When Cyber Crime Gets Personal

In a July 2016 article, I talked about ransomware as a rapidly growing form of cyber crime. It was noted that cyber criminals went after businesses, literally hijacking their data and holding it hostage until a demand for money was met. Businesses were ripe targets because their deep pockets allowed   Read More


A Straightforward Data Protection Definition

A Straightforward Data Protection Definition

In the digital technology era, information protection has become a top priority across all industries. The retail industry is no exception. The collection and use of data is now an integral part of day-to-day business practices and processes in the retail world – but what does data protection really entail?   Read More


Building A New Data Breach Policy

Building A New Data Breach Policy

As technology draws us deeper into a new age of business enterprise, we are continuously bombarded with waves of challenges and opportunities involving those with malicious intentions. Data security attacks come at us from every direction as the ingenuity of criminal minds seek new and creative ways to infiltrate our   Read More


2016 Data Breach Statistics: By the Numbers

2016 Data Breach Statistics: By the Numbers

Data breach statistics have continued to climb at an alarming rate in 2016, with a staggering number of incidents exposing several billion personal records thus far this year.

In fact, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft and broaden public   Read More