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Monthly News Roundup: Q2 Small Business Data Breaches

Keep Track of SMB Security & Third Party Security Risks

The big name brands may get all the security and data breach attention, but that does not mean that is where all of the data breaches and hacks are occurring. As we look closer at the entire security and risk management threat landscape and include small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in the equation, patterns begin to emerge. We keep a close eye on vendor, supplier, and third party risk. Some companies mentioned here may be your SMB business partners in retail, healthcare, and other verticals, or may be using the technologies written about and tracked here.

Here is  SecurityScorecard’s monthly roundup of the most pertinent SMB security and risk management articles to keep you and your team in the awareness loop. This month we focus on data breaches:

Unauthorized access gained to Heartland Dental databases (SCMagazine)

Breach at Winery Card Processor Missing Link (KrebsonSecurity)

Payment card breach at Holiday Valley Resort (SCMagazine)

MalumPoS malware targets hotels, scrapes customer credit cards (ZDNet)

Bin bods Brabantia breached, customer passwords trashed (The Register)

New Alerts About POS Malware Risks (BankInfoSecurity)

Small-to Mid-sized Organizations Targeted By ‘Grabit’ Cyberspies (Dark Reading)

Dumped: Crown Point medical lab leaves patient information exposed (nwi.com)

Data breach impacts South Bend Medical Foundation (South Bend Tribune)

Read SecurityScorecard’s analysis of this third party healthcare breach that affected many medical centers, hospitals, and patients in Indiana and possibly affected patients in 40 states.

Point-of-Sale Card Fraud Predicted to Decrease as Card Not Present and New Account Fraud Increases (Javelin Strategy & Research)

Bettys Tea Shop loses 122,000 customer records in data breach (SCMagazine)

Discount Chain Fred’s Inc. Probes Card Breach (KrebsonSecurity)

What’s the difference between a vulnerability scan, penetration test and a risk analysis? (CSO)

New SMB Flaw Affects All Versions of Windows (Threatpost)

18-year-old SMB vulnerability resurfaces, dozens of vendors affected (CSO)

SendGrid Admits Broader Hack of Email Service (Threatpost)

How SMBs Can Tighten Their Cybersecurity Efforts (ITBusinessEdge)





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