Although there have not yet been any confirmed reports of financial fraud associated with a major data breach at the Utah Department of Health last year, the potential for costly fraud is huge, contends Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy and Research.
It isn't just the quantity of cyber-attacks that's staggering; it's the quality. The average hacker now has access to nation-state-level attack capabilities, says James Lyne of Sophos. How can organizations defend?
A 143-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average proves the power of social media and the havoc it can cause when an account gets hacked. It's time for social media companies to tighten the authentication process.
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.
We talk increasingly about what we have in common - global risks, threats and growing an effective security workforce. But what are the unique characteristics of individual marketplaces? That's a question I hope to answer this week in London.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including hackers accessing a cloud-hosting provider's servers and a stolen laptop potentially exposing personal details of mental health patients.
To retain their customers after a breach of sensitive information, organizations should take the extra step of calling those affected to offer free credit protection services, says security expert Brian Dean.