May was a busy month for hackers: Lowe’s was targeted, eBay’s huge breach was all over the news, and even a “US public utility” was hacked, according to the Department of Homeland Security (though they don’t wish to tell us which one). It doesn’t seem as though June is going to offer much respite: American Express has already announced a major security breach.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) continues to blow our minds with the breach penalties it has been announcing. But brace yourselves, because these penalties should continue to grow… so you better plan to nip this in the bud!
Did you hear that both Wal-Mart and Walgreens Mobile / Web App’s were recently compromised? If you’d like the full story from March 25th, see the link at the bottom. While these events may seem like a daily occurrence, the question we’re all asking is if it’s worth playing games – or if it’s time to get the truth about how secure environments really are.