An HHS inspector general report on the shortcomings of a government contractor's USB drive security practices is a reminder of why all healthcare organizations need to control the use of mobile storage media and ports.
Researcher Billy Rios and a partner found password vulnerabilities in 300 medical devices, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to issue a security advisory to device manufacturers, healthcare facilities and users.
Collecting massive amounts of data on individuals, whether in the government or private sector, has become the norm in our society. It's not quite Orwellian, but it's a situation we might have to learn to live with.
As they develop mitigation strategies, organizations must keep in mind that all cyber-attacks, ranging from DDoS to phishing, ultimately aim to compromise data - and they virtually all are advanced and persistent.
What can U.S. and European organizations learn from Asia-Pac about advanced mobile tech and increasing cyberthreats? That's a question I hope to answer while in Singapore for RSA Conference Asia Pacific 2013.
Attacks aimed at mobile devices are progressing much more rapidly than any attacks ever waged against PCs. Organizations are in danger if they don't pay attention, says anti-phishing expert Dave Jevans.
The UK government pledges at Infosecurity Europe to help businesses improve cybersecurity. But it's going to take more than vouchers and training to address Europe's top threats to security and privacy.
Kaspersky Lab has identified a new spear-phishing attack involving a Trojan designed to target Android devices. Researcher Kurt Baumgartner says organizations need to be prepared for more mobile malware attacks.
The Army inspector general took to task the Army chief information officer, Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, for not assuring that thousands of commercially acquired smart phones and tablets were properly secured.
Beyond mobile device and data security, what are the ID and access challenges facing security leaders - and how are cutting-edge organizations tackling them? CSOs Elayne Starkey and Malcolm Harkins share tips.