Yahoo / Verizon: A $1B Data Breach Discount?
November, 2016, Bob Post, Senior Practice Director, Cyber Risk Advisory, Coalfire
In July of this year Verizon announced it was going to buy Yahoo for $4.8B. A few weeks later, Yahoo starts investigating a potential data breach of around 200 million records that were for sale on the Dark Web. In mid-September, Yahoo discloses that sometime in 2014, they were attacked and roughly 500 million user accounts were compromised. A couple of days later, Verizon says this is the first they’ve heard of this and that event may have a “material impact” on the purchase deal. By October news reports circulate that Verizon may ask for a $1B discount off the purchase price.
Optimizing your PCI Compliance Investments
November, 2016, Sam Pfanstiel, Senior Consultant, P2PE, Coalfire
Everybody knows that the cost of a breach is high. Given the fact that the chance of a data breach for all merchants is nearly 1-in-4, it’s important to not only have PCI compliance in place, but also the right solutions to optimize your compliance spend.
FedRAMP Plans for 2017
November, 2016, Abel Sussman, Senior Project Manager, Commercial Services, Coalfire
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) plans to continue to build on 2016 successes by planning for an ambitious 2017 according to a series of blog posts released by the General Services Administration (GSA).