Vulnerable Software – The Gift that Keeps on Giving

by Stephen Gates

Concerning the latest data breaches on record, this past May was rather noteworthy. A host of organizations from around the world announced in fact, that they had experienced a data breach.  From online retailerstravel booking sites, and high-tech startups, to social sharing siteshealthcare billing firms, and even title insurance companies, the long list of victims just got longer.  Although there are many ways that organizations get breached, the end result is always the same.  Consumers are negatively impacted, organizations lose their customer’s confidence, costly investigations take place, fines are possibly imposed, and attackers just found a way to fund their next operation. This endemic dilemma should have everyone asking, “What is it going to take to eliminate the root cause of this problem?”

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