Posts Tagged: breach

12 Things You Should Know About the OPM Breach

There is no shortage of information on the interwebs about the massive Office of Personnel and Management breach that left computer systems and data exposed to hackers. The hard part is cutting through the jargon and speculation to understand what happened and what this hack means for you, especially if you’re one of the 4… Read more »

Thwarting Cyber Threats with Advanced Secure KVM and KM Technology

One of the most under-utilized preventative measures for thwarting cyber attacks is KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switching devices. These devices allow employees in any type of business to securely switch between networks with various security levels from one desktop location. Advanced Secure KVM Switches offer superior security and data cyber threat protection by providing true data path… Read more »

Three Lessons Learned from Colossal Government Data Breach

Does the name Bradley Manning mean anything to you? If you’re a government organization, the name is synonymous with “colossal data breach” – as Manning spearheaded the biggest leak of classified information in our nation’s history. To briefly recap, Manning, a U.S. Army soldier, single handedly accessed more than 900,000 intelligence documents, including daily war… Read more »

Is Your Agency Ready for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Compliance? Meet Your December 6th Deadline

On November 4, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed a new Executive Order to establish a uniform policy for the government treatment of “Controlled Unclassified Information” (CUI). This framework standardizes practices around the sharing of Controlled Unclassified Information, with the goal of improving the sharing of information within the executive departments of the U.S. Federal… Read more »

Preparing for the Fight

Originally posted on Govwin.com By Prem Iyer, Director of Information Security at Iron Bow Technologies Despite a reported reduction in the number of cyber attacks, major brands and government agencies across the globe have been the targets of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks. A notorious hacker group, LulzSec, has recently infiltrated government Web sites belonging to… Read more »

GSA Employees Take Note

Security Breach of Employee Data at GSA By Brian Kalish 11/08/10 12:44 pm ET An employee at the General Services Administration accidentally sent the names and Social Security numbers of the agency’s staff to a private e-mail address, The New York Times reported on Saturday. GSA, which employs more than 12,000 people, is going to… Read more »

TJX Breach Hacker Faces 17- 25-Years; He Was a Secret Service Informant??

The mastermind behind some of the most notorious data breaches in history (Heartland Payment Systems, TJX and others) faces sentencing this week. The word is that prosecutors are aiming to give Albert Gonzalez the maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. We imagine justice will be rightly served. In a bizarre twist, Gonzales was purportedly… Read more »