Identity is Security: Breaking Records

Someday, we may start seeing cybersecurity news headlines that say “least amount of breaches ever” and “ people are using the most secure passwords ever,” but today is not that day. We learned this week that Australia saw record breaking breach numbers the last quarter of 2018. Not only that, but they found that compromised user credentials were a primary cause, reminding us that users are an easy detour around a company’s other security defenses.

Now that GDPR has been in our lives for coming up on a year, we’re getting some good metrics on just how effective it’s been – particularly since we know cyberattacks are at their highest. The latest from the European Commision shows that while 60,000 data breaches have occurred since GDPR took effect, less than 100 fines have been issued.

Here in the U.S. the 10-year census is beginning to come into the cybersecurity fold. There is a lot of uncertainty about how the census can be done online without exposing the entire country to cybersecurity threats – and that’s in addition to your garden variety tech failures and functionality issues.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg this week, but we’d love to hear what you’re reading in cybersecurity news. Let us know in the comments below or over on Twitter and Facebook!