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Privileged Access Management (PAM) definition

April 12, 2019 | TechTarget

Privileged access management (PAM) is the combination of tools and technology used to secure, control and monitor access to an organization’s critical information and resources. Subcategories of PAM include shared access password management, privileged session management, vendor privileged access management and application access management.

Tracking Common Causes of Recent Health Data Breaches

April 1, 2019 | Bank Info Security

So far in 2019, business associates were reported to be involved in more than a quarter of the major health data breaches added to the federal tally. Those 27 incidents reported as involving BAs so far in 2019 impacted a total of nearly 690,000 individuals, according to the HHS site.

VPN provider Citrix hacked, up to 6TB of data accessed

March 11, 2019 | PC Magazine

Enterprise VPN provider Citrix has suffered a hack that may have stolen sensitive information about the company’s technology. A security firm that warned Citrix about the breach says the hackers stole at least 6TB of data and are part of an Iranian hacking group that’s targeted more than 200 organizations.

Vendor risk & data security: why is this so hard?

January 3, 2019 | JDSUPRA

Businesses today have more third parties touching their confidential data than ever before: an average of 583. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they have experienced a data breach thanks to one of their third parties. Forty-two percent had experienced such a breach within the last 12 months.

Marriott says as many as 500 million Starwood guests’ data may have been breached

November 30, 2018 | USA Today

As many as 500 million people who made reservations at Starwood properties may have had their personal information accessed in a breach that lasted as long as four years. An unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information from the database and had taken steps toward removing it, Marriott says.

Opus & Ponemon Institute announce results of 2018 third-party data risk study: 59% of companies experienced a third-party data breach, yet only 16% say they effectively mitigate third-party risks

November 15, 2018 | The Associated Press

According to the Opus and Ponemon study, 59 percent of companies said they have experienced a data breach caused by one of their vendors or third parties. In the U.S., that percentage is even higher at 61 percent — up 5 percent over last year’s study and a 12 percent increase since 2016.

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