Tag: data security


The Hacktivist Threat in 2017

The Hacktivist Threat in 2017

If not before, when the President of the United States lobbed Twitter attacks against Nordstrom for merchandising decisions related to his daughter’s fashion line, it became clear: it’s getting extremely difficult for retailers to avoid being swept into the polarized political climate.

L.L. Bean, for example, became subject of a boycott   Read More


How to Keep Data Secure from Insider Threats

How to Keep Data Secure from Insider Threats

Just as online marketplaces made shoplifting worse by providing thieves with an easy avenue to sell their stolen goods, the dark web is raising risk by offering employees a venue for doing the dirty business of selling stolen information. According to a new report, the number of employees who did   Read More


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


Data Protection Training: Yours

Data Protection Training: Yours

In this Internet age, many people fear that effective data protection and maintaining one’s privacy is nearly impossible. While it’s true that marketers, the government, and others are gathering and analyzing more data than ever about every individual, we can still exert some control over what’s out there, who’s tracking   Read More