The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Q3 2018 Cyber Security Data Breach Update Now Available via Webinar

  Need a quick recap of 2018’s year to date breach activity? Risk Based Security’s Inga Goddijn takes a deep dive into relevant breach trends and shares interesting and useful information from our latest Q3 2018 Data Breach Quick View Report. The principals at Risk Based Security have been tracking data breaches for over a […]

On Pace To Break 20k Mark For Disclosed Vulnerabilities

The number of vulnerabilities through Q3 of 2018, though significant and on track to be over 20,000, is down from the same time last year and will likely fall short of the record-breaking 2017 year end numbers of more than 22,000 disclosed vulnerabilities, according to Risk Based Security. Today, Risk Based Security announced the public […]

[Webinar] The Data Breach Landscape – Trends and Highlights Through September 2018

The Q3 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report was released last week. Let’s dig in and talk about what it all means! Join us this Wednesday for a fun and informative look at the breaches and trends shaping the data loss landscape through the third quarter of 2018. Webinar At A Glance: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 […]

Though 2018 Will Likely Not Surpass 2017 Numbers – Still Significant Year For Breach Activity

The number of publicly reported breaches keeps pace with recent years while a staggering 3.6 billion records are exposed. Risk Based Security today announced the release of its 2018 Q3 Data Breach QuickView report, showing there have been 3,676 publicly disclosed data compromise events through September 30. Breach activity continues at a consistent pace for […]

5-Star Ratings – Just How Vulnerable Is That Shiny New Application?

Star-based ratings are everywhere you look these days. From hotel and restaurant reviews to doctors and lawyers, practically every service and seller imaginable is subject to some sort of performance score. These rating systems are so familiar in fact that they have become the de facto shorthand for making fast judgements about the quality of […]

ABC Film Crews Leave Hospitals on the Hook for HIPAA Fines

Who: Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital How many records impacted: Undisclosed Timeline: Occurred: 10/1/2014 Discovered by the Organization: Unconfirmed Publicly Reported: September 20, 2018 What Happened: Trauma centers are fascinating places. Lives very often hang in the balance, with highly skilled teams of professionals working frenetically to ensure this […]

Click2Gov Update: ICYMI Here’s The Latest

It’s been three months since our original post was published and as feared, breaches of the Click2Gov system continue to be reported. Here is what we’ve learned: Attackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Oracle’s WebLogic. Early on, we speculated whether the problem was with the Click2Gov application itself and whether it impacted the cloud-based […]

Our Reports Clickbait? No. Click Here To Find Out Why…

Last week, we published our 2018 mid-year report that included an overview of the vulnerabilities that we have tracked and included in VulnDB. We highlighted a key takeaway from the report in the title: “Over 3,000 [vulnerabilities] You May Not Know About”. This statement is based on our aggregation of over three thousand vulnerabilities in […]

Over 2,300 Data Breaches Disclosed So Far In 2018, Exposing Over 2.6 Billion Records

Risk Based Security today announced the release of its Mid-Year 2018 Data Breach QuickView report, showing there have been 2,308 publicly disclosed data compromise events through June 30th. After a surprising drop in the number of reported data breaches in first quarter, breach activity appears to be returning to a more “normal” pace. At the […]

More Than 10,000 Vulnerabilities Disclosed So Far In 2018 – Over 3,000 You May Not Know About

Risk Based Security today announced the release of its 2018 Mid Year VulnDB QuickView report that shows there have been 10,644 vulnerabilities disclosed through June 30th. This is the highest number of disclosed vulnerabilities at the mid-year point on record. The 10,644 vulnerabilities cataloged during the first half of 2018 by Risk Based Security’s research […]