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Businesses Need to be Better Prepared for Cyberattacks

Results of a study on corporate confidence in responding to a data breach are in and of the 604 executives who responded, just 34 percent feel their company‚Äôs data breach response plans are effective. Though data breaches ranked second only …

Rising Healthcare System Cyber Attacks Cost $6B Annually

A rise in cyber attacks against doctors and hospitals is costing the U.S. healthcare system $6 billion a year as organized criminals who once targeted retailers and financial firms increasingly go after medical records, security researchers say. Criminal attacks against …

Company Data Breach Now Costs $3.5M on Average: Ponemon Study

The average cost of a corporate data breach increased 15 percent in the last year to $3.5 million, according to a study. The study by the Ponemon Institute out of Michigan also found that the cost incurred for each lost …

Study Shows Cyber Attacks Target Small Businesses

Almost one-third of U.S. small businesses surveyed by the Ponemon Institute had a cyber attack in the previous year, it was reported today in a study sponsored by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), part of Munich …

Survey Shows Small Businesses Have Big Data Breach Exposure

Although more than half the U.S. small businesses surveyed by the Ponemon Institute experienced at least one data breach, only a third notified individuals that their personal information had been exposed, according to a study conducted for The Hartford Steam …