When you're thinking about securing your data assets and web site, how do you really know the value of what you're protecting? Akamai's Terrence O'Connor shares how to determine the cost of a data breach.
The Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, and the company's decision to yank the release of a film in the wake of hackers' threats, has provoked intense reactions. Read the comments and join the conversation.
The White House says that it's treating the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment as a "national security matter." But it says it's too early in its investigation to definitively attribute the attacks to any particular group or nation.
A computer breach at a second company that conducts background checks on employees and contractors for the U.S. federal government could further slow the process of clearing individuals to handle sensitive and top-secret information.
Many security experts say Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to cancel the release of the film "The Interview" following a "terror" threat made by hackers against movie theaters and theatergoers sets a dangerous precedent.
Don't take at face value the report that the U.S. government believes that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment, numerous information security experts say, warning that hacktivists, insiders or other nations could be the culprits.
Hackers issued a "terror" threat against movie theaters that show the forthcoming Sony comedy "The Interview," but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sees "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot."
A tiny Illinois hospital was the target of an extortion scheme in which an anonymous e-mailer threatened to make public patients' information. The incident shows why providers of all sizes need to be prepared to deal with emerging threats.
A breach notification letter sent by Sony Pictures Entertainment to its employees offers a conclusive look at the amount of personal information, including healthcare data, taken by hackers following a Nov. 24 "wiper" malware attack.
The sentencing of a former Alabama hospital worker to two years in prison for his role in an ID theft incident that resulted in tax refund fraud, and a related class action lawsuit, illustrate that insider threats are a major ongoing challenge, two privacy experts say.
Three weeks after attackers launched a wiper malware attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment and began leaking stolen data, Sony has threatened legal action against media outlets that publish related information.