For years, information security experts have been warning users to create complex, unique passwords, and organizations to secure them properly. But an analysis of 12 million cracked Ashley Madison passwords shows how much we're still failing.
The insider threat is one that organizations often want to overlook. But it's hard to ignore when they are losing critical assets. Lockheed Martin's Douglas Thomas tells how to sell an insider threat program.
In light of the uptick in hacker attacks on the healthcare sector, Everett Clinic in Washington is making a number of additional moves to bolster its cybersecurity, says CIO Becky Hood. Find out about the top priorities.
The creation of the California Cybersecurity Integration Center demonstrates that the state is taking a proactive approach to securing its digital assets, says Mark Weatherford, a former California state CISO and onetime DHS deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity.
While covered entities and business associates are becoming more aware of the need to encrypt patient data at rest, they often overlook securing data as it's shared and received, says security expert Joe Meyer of Coalfire.
Increasingly, as enterprise leaders plan security investments, they think not just about threats and technology, but also how to tie their decisions to business performance. Gartner's Sid Deshpande explains the shift.
President Obama characterizes hacks of American businesses by Chinese hackers as an "act of aggression" against the United States and promises his administration will take action against the Chinese if they don't stop.
Drawn by the potential for low risk and high reward, criminals worldwide are increasingly pursuing online crime instead of conventional forms of property crime, such as burglary and robbery, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
If the Chinese government hacked the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for espionage purposes, then the U.S. government's $133 million contract to provide ID theft monitoring services is a waste of money. Instead, the agency could have used the funds to safeguard its systems against future attacks.
Security experts trace many of the world's cybercrime attacks to Russia. But Russian authorities never extradite suspects, and they allow hackers to operate with impunity - if they play by some ground rules.
Adjusting risk management strategies in the aftermath of the newly discovered hacker attack on Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other recent massive cyber-attacks, will be among the hot topics discussed at the Healthcare Information Security Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 17.