Category Archives: Featured Articles

Women and Nonbinary People in Information Security: Yaz

Last time, I spoke with technology marketing communicator Stacey Holleran. Our work is similar but different. Plus, she warned me about what I might expect from the tech industry in a few years when I turn 40! For my last interview until fall/autumn, I had the pleasure of speaking with Yaz. She went from the […]… Read More

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Forbes subscribers warned of Magecart threat skimming credit card details

The notorious Magecart malware, that blights online stores by stealing payment card details from unsuspecting shoppers at checkout, has claimed another high profile victim. Security researcher Troy Mursch raised the alarm on Twitter that the Forbes magazine subscription website had been compromised with malicious code that was siphoning off sensitive credit card information as users […]… Read More

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Women and Nonbinary People in Information Security: Stacey Holleran

Last week I spoke with Trica Howard about social engineering attacks and user education. Considering how social engineering and poorly trained users are two of the most significant cybersecurity problems ever, it was a great conversation. This week I spoke with another security communications specialist, tech writer Stacey Holleran. We both write about cybersecurity professionally, […]… Read More

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Global Information Services Company Discloses Malware Attack

A global information services company has disclosed a malware attack that affected several of its applications and platforms. On 6 May, global solutions provider Wolters Kluwer published a statement in which it confirmed that it was suffering network issues: We are experiencing network and service interruptions affecting certain Wolters Kluwer platforms and applications. Out of […]… Read More

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A Changing Threat Landscape: Inside Verizon’s 2019 DBIR

Verizon Enterprise has once again released its annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). The publication doesn’t disappoint in providing crucial insight into today’s digital threats. On the one hand, Verizon’s 2019 report captures how many forces in the threat landscape have remained the same since its previous report. The study observed how sending data to […]… Read More

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Women and Nonbinary People in Information Security: Tricia Howard

Last time, I got to speak with social engineering expert Jenny Radcliffe. This time, I got to speak with cybersecurity-minded client manager Tricia Howard. I got to learn even more about social engineering from her plus quite a bit about the importance of user education.   Kim Crawley: Please tell me a bit about yourself […]… Read More

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World Password Day: Using a Passphrase to Strengthen Your Security

Human nature has shown that people re-use passwords, at least for non-work accounts that aren’t requiring quarterly changes. How can it affect your current security that you’ve reused an old password from 2012? Surprisingly, quite a lot. Hashed passwords and the plain text equivalent from a breached site can be paired with your then-username. Hackers […]… Read More

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The Infamous Password

Passwords may not be the favourite piece of your workday, however, I have a theory – if I could share with you the value of a password and the reality of how simple they can be to create; then passwords may not be the monster you avoid. When you get the “your password expires in […]… Read More

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$9.8M Settlement to Eddie Bauer Data Breach Filed in Federal Court

A Washington federal court has received a $9.8 million settlement that would resolve a data breach class-action lawsuit filed against Eddie Bauer. Filed on 26 April, the proposed settlement is the product of two years of litigation between Eddie Bauer and Veridian Credit Union, a process which included an in-person mediation meeting held in February, […]… Read More

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