#Privacy: US data center provider struck by ransomware attack

One of the biggest data center providers in the US, CyrusOne announced on Thursday that it has suffered a ransomware attack.  In a statement, CyrusOne revealed that six of its managed service customers, located primarily in New York, have been impacted – thus experiencing  availability issues as a result of the ransomware encrypting devices in […]

#Privacy: Nebraska Medicine suffers data breach

An audit on the electronic health records system discovered that an employee was accessing patient records without authorisation. Between July 11 and October 1, 2019 – an employee had gained access to patients’ medical records outside of the employee’s job role and apparently with no particular reason. Compromised information included names, dates of birth, addresses, […]

#Privacy: Global cybersecurity threat outlook for 2020 published

The Information Security Forum (ISF), a resource for executives and board members on cybersecurity and risk management, has announced the organization’s outlook for the top global security threats that businesses will face in 2020. Key threats for the coming year include: The Race for Technology Dominance Third Parties, Internet of Things (IoT) and the Cloud Cybercrime In […]

#Privacy: Sprint contractor exposes over 250K mobile phone bills

Marketing company Deardorff Communications has exposed 261,300 mobile phone bills due to an unprotected cloud server online. The server contained hundreds of thousands of phone bills of AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon subscribers. The bills contained names, addresses, phone numbers and call histories of subscribers.  In some cases, extremely sensitive documents such as bank statements and […]

#Privacy: Mainframe shops prefer single authentication, survey finds

IBM mainframe customers would prefer a single unified authentication system that lets users securely access both mainframe and non-mainframe applications, a new survey suggests. As well as improving the user experience, the research indicates this would encourage more mainframe customers to move away from relying solely on passwords in favour of stronger protection such as […]

#Privacy: University of West Florida to help address global cybersecurity skills shortage

The University of West Florida and the Jikei College Group in Japan has announced a partnership that aims to enhance global cybersecurity workforce development. The agreement promotes educational collaboration in cybersecurity that will benefit students and strengthen workforce development in the  cybersecurity industry. The partnership includes cooperative education through the exchange of information on curricular and instructional […]