SMB Data Breach Fallout

For any organization a data breach is a disruptive experience. Besides the distraction from daily operations, and unwanted publicity, a data breach brings a huge financial burden as well. Most large businesses have the resources to weather the storm, but many small and mid size businesses aren't as fortunate. Most SMBs don't have the capital or technical talent on staff to properly respond to a data security breach. Given that 71% of data breaches target small businesses, I thought it would be beneficial to discuss the fallout of a security breach and the impact it could have to a small business.

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Old vs New: A Comparison of Magnetic Stripe and Chip-and-PIN

I was doing some poking around on the internet recently, reading various stories about different network breaches and loss of credit card numbers and I was reminded of the semi-recent Target breach and how they're making a push to switch to chip-and-PIN cards. This made me think it would be a good idea to do a a write up on the differences between chip-and-PIN and traditional magnetic stripe credit cards.

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Passwords & Underpants

I don't know how I missed it before, but I stumbled upon a little InfoSec analogy that has been floating around for a while now. It goes a little something like this: "Passwords are like underpants...". They then proceed to list all the things that passwords and underwear have in common.

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