There Has Been an Awakening… Have You Felt It?

After watching (and rewatching) the new Star Wars – The Last Jedi trailer, I was reminded of the excitement Disney created in late 2014 with the very first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was the first glimpse of the first new Star Wars movie in years, and it generated a level of …

Simple Math: Data Breach + “Negligence” = Lawsuits

There’s no way to guarantee your organization will never suffer a data breach, or the resulting PR black eye to your brand’s reputation. The faster your investigation can determine what happened and what specific records were exposed, the faster you will regain your customers’ trust. But, as Equifax is learning the hard way, if the …

The 3 Personas of the Insider Threat

The security industry’s primary focus has long been on defending an organization’s assets from outside threats. As a result, the industry has largely missed the fact that internal actors are to blame for an increasing number of data breaches. According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 25 percent of breaches were attributed to people …

ThinAir at (ISC)2 Security Congress: Don’t Let Your Breach Investigations Conclude with “We Don’t Know…”

This statement that California-based CPA firm Hilderbrand & Clark recently issued following its discovery of a data breach represents every CISO’s worst nightmare: “Unfortunately, the forensic IT firm cannot determine which files were accessed so they are notifying everyone whose information was accessible out of an abundance of caution.” One of the main tracks at …

What Can We Learn from the Equifax Data Breach?

By now you’ve probably read about the Equifax data breach, and the numbers are frightening: 143 million people may have had their Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, driver’s license numbers stolen. Gartner fraud analyst Avivah Litan told The New York Times, “On a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of risk to consumers, this …

Where EDR Solutions Fall Short

ThinAir has been an exhibitor and sponsor at a number of industry events lately, including Black Hat USA, Techno Security 2017 and Gartner’s 2017 Security & Risk Management Summit. We’ve had opportunities to meet with hundreds of CISOs and other IT security pros to demonstrate how the ThinAir platform provides real-time, continuous monitoring of information …

A Positive Cybersecurity Diagnosis for the Healthcare Industry

Usually when you see the words “cybersecurity” and “healthcare” in the same news report, the news isn’t good. Research shows the number of data breaches worldwide is on the rise, and healthcare providers and payers are frequent targets. However, the results of a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) survey presents good news: More …