Here’s this week’s weekly round-up of news from the tech world.
Balancing security with usability remains a challenge
When it comes to serving consumers, businesses are increasingly struggling with the challenge of balancing the need to protect customer information with the need to provide a seamless user experience. Read more at Enterprise Management 360
Equifax still paying the price for 2017 data breach
Equifax’s data breach may be in the past, but the consequences are still being felt. The company will pay $380.5 million to resolve allegations arising from the 2017 data breach. Read more at Bloomberg Law
The most successful phishing attack? Change your password.
KnowBe4’s study of phishing attacks found that slightly more than 25% of people will fall for an attack suggesting users urgently need to change their password. Other successful attacks focused on Microsoft and Office 365. Read more at Computer Weekly
NSA breaks protocol on Microsoft Windows vulnerability
The National Security Agency discovered a security flaw in Microsoft Windows and, breaking its usual protocol, publically shared the information to increase transparency. Microsoft issued a patch on the same day. Read more on the Los Angeles Times
Employee passwords are a big security problem for healthcare companies
Healthcare organizations are a growing target of cybercriminals, and user authentication—passwords, specifically—are the main vulnerability. Why? Because of password re-use and weak passwords. Read more at Security Boulevard
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