Category: The Brite Insight

5 tips to stay safe while online shopping

It’s Cyber Monday! Shopping online is convenient, both for you and cybercriminals.  Here are five quick tips to help you stay safe and protect yourself while online shopping. Use a secure payment method. Pay with either a credit card or PayPal.  These options offer more buyer protection when it comes to fraudulent charges.  Credit card…

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Breach of the Week: Nordstrom

What Happened: Nordstrom Another week, another retail breach. Nordstrom is the latest retailer to experience a data breach.  But, this breach is unlike the others because it exposed employee, not customer, information. The exposed information includes: Employee names Social Security numbers Dates of birth Check account Routing numbers Salaries Nordstrom did not disclose the number…

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Relationships are everything in security

Executives for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful franchises in Major League Baseball history, are under investigation by the F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors. The front-office personnel are accused of hacking into an internal network of the Houston Astros to steal information. The accused hacking illustrates several pain points that enterprises across…

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Breach of the Week: Radisson Rewards

What happened: The Radisson Rewards program has experienced a data breach affecting “less than 10 percent” of members.  An exact number has not been released. Information including names, physical addresses, countries of residence, email addresses, as well as some company names, telephone numbers, frequent flyer numbers and Radisson Rewards member numbers were compromised.  No financial…

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Who is Brite?

As we were talking all things cybersecurity during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we at Brite have been reflecting on how a computer company became two-time ForeScout partner of the year.  Few know that tale, or can remember the details of what happened nearly 20 years when Brite was purchased by our current owner, Justin Smith. …

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Breach of the Week: Girl Scouts

What happened: An unknown party gained access to the Girl Scouts of Orange County organization’s email account last month. Around 2,800 members of the Girl Scouts tribe received a letter about the breach of personal information. Information accessed includes names, birth dates, home addresses, insurance policy numbers, and health history.  The information was kept for travel…

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