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  1. Healthcare Security: Moving Forward after the Anthem Breach

    Following the recent Anthem data breach, data security is back in the national spotlight. Healthcare data breaches not only create financial vulnerabilities for companies and consumers, but they can also pose serious medical threats due to tampered medical histories of affected patients. While healthcare data breaches have not received as much media attention as hacks against the recent Sony or…


  2. Anthem Hack: Was It Preventable?

    As details of last week’s Anthem hack of up to 80 million customer records continue to emerge, it appears that some fundamental security controls—such as two-factor authentication and encryption—could have helped prevent or significantly minimize the attack. Reports suggest that attackers accessed Anthem’s database using a stolen name and password obtained from one of the…


  3. Fake Customer Support Scams Target Enterprise Networks

    Online Phishing Security Protection

    The FTC has recently been involved in taking down a criminal network of “tech support” scammers. These fraudsters were masquerading as Microsoft, Norton, Dell, McAfee, and other technology companies and attempted to phish customer data from fake technical support calls. A recent Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) global report showed that although the number of phishing sites continues to rise…


  4. Indian CA Issues Rogue Certificates: What DigiCert is Doing About It

    SSL Certificate Secrecy

    On Tuesday, July 8 Google reported the discovery of unauthorized digital certificates for several Google domains. The certificates were issued by India’s National Informatics Centre (NIC), which has several intermediate certificates trusted under the Indian Controller of Certifying Authorities (India CCA) root certificate. India CCA certificates are trusted by most programs running Windows—including Internet Explorer…


  5. SSL in the News, How Security Affects You

    Digital Security News

    Even though SSL technology has been in use for over two decades, it still pops up in the news every few months—usually when a security breach occurs and private information is leaked to unauthorized parties. High profile security incidents often make headlines around the world and have caused misinformed debates over the security of SSL. Understanding…