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The security industry comments on the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).
WikiLeaks published thousands of documents on Thursday from last year's Sony hacking scandal, calling them an insight into the inner workings of a "secretive" firm.
Cybersecurity startup Illumio has closed a massive $100 million Series C financing round, bringing the total raised by the company to more than $142 million in just over two years.
Washington is "aggressively" warning Beijing over the repercussions of its demand that US tech firms should hand over their encryption keys if they want to do business in China.
Verizon's 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) analyzed 79,790 security incidents and 2,122 confirmed data breaches across 61 different countries.
A recent survey conducted by SANS found that 32 percent of respondents said their firms do not have the ability to prevent an insider attack.
In the second half of 2014, Microsoft said it only received three requests from law enforcement for thirty-two users associated with an enterprise customer.
While an overwhelming majority of Hadoop users agree that data security is a critical requirement, most disagree or are not sure that its native security tools provide enough protection for their sensitive data, according to a recent survey.
Despite the focus on exotic zero-day exploits and sophisticated hacking techniques, IT teams are more concerned about more mundane risks to their organizations, such as risky employee behavior and cloud security.
HP has agreed to acquire Voltage Security, a provider of data security solutions, for an undisclosed sum.

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Eddie Garcia's picture
Eddie Garcia explains how to grant user permissions to a subset of data in Hadoop and limit the type of operations the user is allowed to perform.
Torsten George's picture
Massive data breaches are raising doubts about whether organizations are investing their security dollars in the right areas.
Danelle Au's picture
A data breach plan lays out the key steps and the key personnel to involve when a data breach happens, and needs to incorporate three elements.
Travis Greene's picture
The combination of access governance and self-service access request and approval provides the best approach to strike back at the access clones.
Danelle Au's picture
When it comes to SaaS applications versus on-premise, there are three characteristics that define the need for a different approach to data governance, risk management and security in the cloud.
David Maman's picture
Through simple planning and forethought, organizations can ensure their databases not only meet compliance requirements, but will remain secure.
David Maman's picture
Moving sensitive data into the hands of third-party cloud providers expands and complicates the risk landscape in which companies operate every day.
Eddie Garcia's picture
By default, Hadoop is not secure and simply trusts that users are who they say they are. Within real business use cases, especially when confidential and sensitive data sets are involved, restricting access to only authorized users is critical.
Adam Ely's picture
When determining how risky an app is, we must consider intentional features within these permissions to determine whether or not they’re a risk to the enterprise.
David Holmes's picture
In 2011, Twitter began encrypting all information between the (mostly) mobile endpoints and their own servers. This made it more difficult for monitoring agencies to determine a mobile user’s Twitter profile, and thereby that user’s follow list. More difficult, but not impossible.