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6 breaches: Lessons, reminders, and potential ways to prevent them

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    Though all vastly different in scale and impact, the breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Sally Beauty Supply, Starbucks, Anthem, Adult Friend Finder, and Penn State teach valuable lessons and reminders about security vulnerabilities and the need to do more to protect against attackers.

    When data has been stolen, the breached organizations are in the spotlight. As they try to do damage control, those who have yet to fall victim to invasion wonder how they can avoid future public scrutiny.

    MORE ON CSO: 10 mistakes companies make after a data breach

    “A lot of these breaches don’t teach us, they remind us of things. There are few novel things in breaches. Most breaches are same old, same old: security is poor,” said Jonathan Sander strategy and research officer at STEALTHBits Technologies.

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