Cyber Security Summit Blog

Symantec recently released its latest Internet Security Threat Report, which looks back at data from last year and offers an analysis of what happened. Not surprisingly, the company labeled 2013 “The Year of the Mega Breach.” “The total number of breaches in 2013 was 62 percent greater than in 2012 with 253 total breaches. It was also larger than the 208 breaches in 2011. But even a 62 percent increase does not truly reflect the scale of the breaches in 2013. Eight of the breaches in 2013 exposed more than 10 million identities each. In 2012 only one breach exposed over ...
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For a period of time last month, the most popular new paid Android app on the Google Play store was antivirus software. According to multiple reports, it was also a scam. Both facts tell us something about the digital world we're living in today. First, the threat of cyber crime is prevelent enough that antivirus software can top the charts of a popular online marketplace (although whether all the downloads for this particular app were legitimate is hard to know). Second, when it comes to cyber crime, no one — not even Google, one of the most powerful companies in the ...
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