Posts Tagged ‘data breach’

Digitised healthcare records – a matter of life and death?

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Posted on 7th Feb 2012 by in Corporate

Is the health of your health records at risk? In our quest to make personal health data easily available to medical professionals and reduce the number of paper files, many countries have mandated the use of electronic medical records (EMR). The challenge is that these records are typically not well protected leaving the door wide […]

Risk-appropriate authentication vs machine fingerprinting

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Posted on 2nd Nov 2011 by in Enterprise Security

A recent Wall Street Journal article on the insecurity of passwords confirmed what many of us have believed for some time – the days of password-only authentication are numbered. As well as highlighting the passwords that no one of sane mind should consider using (‘123456’ or ‘password’, anyone?) it also considers some of the various […]

Cloud Computing: Growth is great, but what about secure identities?

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Posted on 26th Oct 2011 by in Enterprise Security

Every week, I read another story predicting the growth of cloud computing. Statistics and predictions abound; the numbers vary but all have growth in common. It sounds great but wow are we going to secure the user identities?

Online Privacy and Security Top of Mind in Congress

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Posted on 5th Oct 2011 by in Enterprise Security

Our lives are increasingly online, making work and play more convenient and efficient.  At the same time, the attacks on our computers and networks continue to increase. It seems like every day we read of a new data breach that has put personal identity information and corporate data in the hands of criminals.  Most recently, […]

How to use your mobile authentication

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Posted on 12th Sep 2011 by in Mobile

Mobile phones are fast moving beyond communications, beyond gaming, social and productivity tools, to take on a vast number of new applications thanks to the use of NFC-based technology and data services. We’re theoretically able to unlock hotel rooms, pay for groceries, secure deals with location-based vouchers and work on the go. We can do […]

Bank lawsuits expose legal confusion over cybercrime

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Posted on 6th Jul 2011 by in Corporate

In two consecutive weeks we saw headlines made by customer versus bank lawsuits relating to cybercrime. One judge ruled that questions and answers were good enough to protect the customer. Then, a separate judge rules that the bank should have detected a mere 100 wire transfers from an account after IDs, passwords, and its OTP token password were compromised. Who was right?

There is no winner in the case of bank vs. customer

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Posted on 6th Jul 2011 by in Corporate

Several weeks of harsh headlines explaining the tough battle of customers versus bank lawsuits and cybercrime.
In early June, a court in Maine ruled in favor of Ocean Bank in an ACH fraud lawsuit, stating that, “having verified IDs, passwords and requested challenge response questions, it acted in good faith by processing the ACH payments and Patco (the customer) was to blame for letting its details become compromised.” Recently, however, it appears that the opposite has occurred, when a ruling from a Texan judge favored the business which had been the victim of fraud.