Data Breaches Increase Seven-Fold In One Year

According to a report by California’s attorney general, 18.5 million Californians were victims of cyber intrusions or data breaches in 2013.¬†Remarkably, this was up from 2.5 million in 2012, a seven-fold increase. (Note that¬†two major data breaches at Target and LivingSocial account for much of the increase.) A copy of the report is linked below, […]

Recycled Passwords Can Trash Your Trade Secrets

Recently, a hacker posted a number of usernames and passwords for Dropbox. Considering how many companies are now using Dropbox and other cloud-based providers to share documents, this is obviously a problem. But it does not appear that Dropbox itself was hacked. Instead, as noted by this Slate article, the hacker likely targeted smaller sites […]

Are Your Smartphone Apps Leaking Your Trade Secrets?

As the online world shifts increasingly to mobile devices, new and unexpected threats to your company’s proprietary information emerge. Many apps on your smartphone contain in-app internet browsers. For example, when you open the twitter app, you can click on links within tweets, which you will then view in twitter’s in-app browser. This blog post […]