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Robin Witty | 17 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Robin Witty-Senior Product Marketing Manager

Are your company's emails really secure? Do you know for sure when most email sent over the Internet is in clear text and can be read by anyone with simple tools and know-how. Similar to the old party line telephone systems where neighbors could listen in on your phone calls, unauthorized parties can obtain confidential information from unencrypted corporate emails including valuable intellectual property or third party data that may require protection regulated by law.

If you think email breaches can’t happen to your company, consider a couple of high profile email breaches. Sarah Palin’s personal emails were posted to the web and her password was changed by a hacker. A...

Doug McLean | 15 May 2009 | 0 comments

dmclean_webfinalWe spend a lot of space on our blogs talking about the hard and soft costs of data breaches. PGP Corporation also sponsors the annual Ponemon surveys of this topic. I don't tend to focus on it in my blog because I find the crimes that cause breaches so interesting, but last week I saw some new numbers that are truly startling.  Heartland Payment Systems released their Q1 earnings report. According to this story at Forbes.com, Heartland has so far spent $12.6 million to remediate the breach they experienced in December. The...

Doug McLean | 08 May 2009 | 0 comments

There have been a number of calls lately for the creation of an agency like the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) focused on the Internet. The theory is that by integrating the currently fragmented cyber-security efforts of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, OMB and a half dozen other agencies, that we’ll be better able to respond to cyber-attacks from predators foreign and domestic. While such integration is surely needed and is very effectively documented in the recent report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), I’m not sure that a “Cyber-FEMA” is enough to address the threats now bearing down on the nation’s Internet infrastructure.

While FEMA’s charter is formally defined to be both proactive and reactive, the fact is that it’s core mission is to react when disasters both natural and man-made occur. While it’s easy to build a case that...

Doug McLean | 16 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Component Costs per Record of Data Breach 2008 in the UK

Breach Components UK

Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week’s G-Blog illuminates the top components that the leading cost components of data breaches in the UK in 2008.  The full reports are available...

Doug McLean | 09 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Cost per Record U.S.

Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week’s G-Blog illuminates the cost per breached record for the last four years.  The full reports are available here.

Doug McLean | 02 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Top Seven Causes of Data Breach 2008

Sources of Breach - UK


Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week’s G-Blog illuminates the top sources of data breaches in the UK in 2008.  The full reports are available...

Doug McLean | 23 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Cost of Breach by Industry
Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week’s G-Blog illuminates the cost of breach per record for five industrial sectors.  The full reports are available here.

Doug McLean | 16 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Average Cost of Breach Per Record

Cost of Breach by Industry UK

Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week’s G-Blog illuminates the cost of data breach on a per record basis for each of nine sectors.  The full reports are available...

Doug McLean | 09 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Average Cost of Breach U.S.

Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week's G-Blog illuminates the increasing cost of a data breach amongst U.S. participants in the 2008 study.  The full reports are available here.

Shilpi Dey | 03 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Shilpi Dey - Product Marketing Manager

It arrived in a non-descript envelope, similar to the ones promising exciting credit card offers. I would have tossed it in the recycling bin without opening, except that it was from one of the banks (let’s call it bank “B”) where I had an account, and something made me pause and break open the seal. The letter inside explained that some CDs and tapes containing some of my personal information were lost while being transported to an off-site storage facility. The letter reassured me that security is Bank B’s top priority; however, their archive services vendor had notified them that they could not account for one of several boxes of tapes and CDs being transported to their off-site storage facility. The missing media contained some personal information such as name, address, Social Security number and/or shareowner account information. I was especially relieved that though Bank B had not yet...