Trick or…trick. Ransomware and other threats are no treat for SMBs or the channel pros responsible for protecting their data. Want to help your customers understand just how urgently they need good, solid security solutions these days? If these recently published facts and figures don’t scare them into doing the right thing, nothing will.
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Big banks protecting big money for big volumes of depositors lock personally identifiable information (PII) away as securely as diamonds in a vault, right?
Wrong, according to new research from RiskIQ, a digital threat management vendor headquartered in San Francisco. It studied the websites of 25 of the 50 largest banks in the U.S. recently and found:
- 1,891 insecure login forms
- 1,663 pages collecting PII insecurely
- 1,326 EU first-party cookie violations
- 1,265 EU third-party cookie violations
That, to put it mildly, suggests that U.S. financial institutions with overseas operations are poorly equipped to comply with the European Union’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
“PII discovery, inventory, and compliance assessment is one of the major tasks for GDPR project teams,” said Lou Manousos, RiskIQ’s CEO, in a press statement. “In our experience, most security and compliance teams have only partial visibility of the websites owned by their organization.”
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