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Thu Pham

Information Security Journalist

Thu has been covering information security news for seven years.

As contributing information security journalist for Decipher, she will focus on providing clarity on timely news events and comprehensive, easy-to-understand security information for the non-security-elite.

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37 articles by Thu Pham

A Buyers’ Market: Healthcare Data in Underground Markets

Bundles of personal data records are referred to as fullz on the underground marketplaces by criminals. The data can include names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers (SSNs) and date of birth, all of which can be used for medical fraud, impersonation or even extortion. Stolen healthcare information is valued the highest.

Healthcare, Medical Data, Data Breaches

DHS, Energy Boost Security Strategy Amid Infrastructure Attacks

As nation-state actors increasingly target physical critical infrastructure, two federal agencies strategize on how to protect against national threats.

Government, Critical Infrastructure Security

Exposed AWS Resources Leaked Sensitive Data

Amazon S3 buckets aren't the only data repositories that can leak data because of the organization's configuration errors. Other cloud services on the AWS platform are often found accessible by anyone on the Internet.

AWS Security, Cloud

Updated NIST Cybersecurity Framework Emphasizes Access Control & Supply Chain Risk

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its version 1.1 update to the 1.0 version of their Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, last updated in 2014.

NIST, Cybersecurity, Access Controls, Access Control Security, Supply Chain

UK Government Proposes Secure by Design Guidelines for IoT

The UK government has published a Secure by Design report on improving the cybersecurity of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as smart TVs and wearables, urging manufacturers to follow common security guidelines and help protect consumers.

IoT Security, Government