Chinese police have detained four people and punished eight after the personal information of 6 million users was leaked following a data breach of the China Software Developer Network, the country's largest programmers' website.
By December 6, 2011, all federal agencies must develop a compliance plan for how they will identify and protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Is your agency ready?
In this white paper, Patricia Hammar, executive secretary of the CUI Presidential Task Force, provides expert advice on developing a CUI...
In order to comply with regulatory obligations all financial organizations should encrypt sensitive and confidential data anywhere it might be found or sent. But the ROI is not just compliance. Encryption can not only provide a solid defense against data breaches, but it can generate a positive return and create new...
Extensive news coverage about the attacks against RSA and others have made customers jittery. "The publicity resulted in many customers' risk tolerance going down whilst their level of awareness and concern went up," says RSA CFO David Goulden.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is notifying more than 2,000 of its patients about an unusual potential health information breach incident involving a computer virus that transmitted data to an unknown location.
CEO Jack Tretton didn't minimize the breach, grouping Sony with others that have been hacked in recent weeks. "If you read the newspapers, you realize that there are companies being bombarded with people trying to hack them all the time."
Revelations that Google's Gmail and Sony Pictures were both targeted by hackers highlights growing concerns about cybersecurity and the sophistication - and frequency - of attacks, as well as how to keep the public informed about such incidents.
See our Full Coverage of the State of Government Information Security Today 2011 survey.
President Obama declared cybersecurity a national security priority in May 2009, in effect making the IT experts at all levels of government the frontline troops defending local, state and federal information assets.
The federal list of major healthcare information breaches that have occurred since September 2009 didn't grow much in the past month. The list now includes 272 cases affecting a total of almost 10.9 million individuals.
The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is out, and the good news is: The number of compromised records is down. The troubling news is: The number of breaches is up. Bryan Sartin, one of the report authors, explains why.
Although many organizations are using encryption to protect data on mobile devices, they're often overlooking other important ways to prevent health information breaches, says Terrell Herzig, information security officer at UAB Medicine.