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Paul Sullivan

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First American Breach Retrospective

By Paul Sullivan  |  June 10, 2019 at 4:57 AM  | 
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Krebs On Security recently broke the news that First American, a major financial services corporation, had about 885 million real estate documents exposed on its website, with records dating back to 2003. First American is one of the largest providers of real estate title insurance, and these documents contained sensitive information such as Social Security numbers as well as financial data belonging to individuals and small businesses.

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"Collection #1" Data Breach

By Paul Sullivan  |  March 6, 2019 at 4:56 AM  | 

 

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News of the 773 million email data breach that Troy Hunt announced for Have I Been Pwned certainly got a lot of coverage a few weeks ago. Now that the dust has settled, let’s cut through some of the hype and see what this really means for enterprise security.

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SaaS Apps And the Need for Specialized Security

By Paul Sullivan  |  December 19, 2018 at 4:54 AM  | 
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Keeping cloud services running is a complex, multi-faceted endeavor for cloud service providers. They need to juggle adding new features, keeping their customers’ sensitive data secure, and having high uptime for their services – there is virtually no room for error. Microsoft learned about the need for high uptime a few weeks ago when they suffered a four-hour outage for users with multi-factor authentication enabled on their Azure and Office 365 services.

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Pwned Passwords – Have Your Credentials Been Stolen?

By Paul Sullivan  |  August 15, 2018 at 4:28 AM  | 

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Data breaches now seem to be a daily occurrence. In recent months, Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) introduced Pwned Passwords, which allows you to securely check your password against a database of breach data. There are over 280 breaches in the database, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. Breaches aren't just a problem for the users who lose their data, but for the companies responsible for it.   

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