Yahoo / Verizon: A $1B Data Breach Discount?
November 11, 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 11, 2016, Sam Pfanstiel, Solution Principal, PCI, 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 10, 2016, Abel Sussman , Director, TAAS – Public Sector and Cyber Risk Advisory
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).