Francoise Gilbert of the IT Law Group won't give Zappos an "A" for how the online retailer reacted to its recent data breach. So, what can organizations learn from the incident, so they're better prepared?
Verisign Inc. may have followed the letter of the law when revealing a series of breaches in an SEC filing. But the company that assures the flow of a hefty portion of Internet traffic should have been more forthright to ease the minds of its various constituencies.
Verisign, operator of two of the 13 root name servers that route traffic on the Internet, has revealed that outsiders attacked its computer network several times in 2010, but top management did not learn of the incidents until September 2011.
Establishing an effective breach incident response program is a key component of an information risk management strategy. And NIST has issued draft guidelines to help organizations and leaders implement such a program.
Healthcare breach statistics reflect an unfortunate trend: "IT security has not really kept pace with the progress that's been made in the adoption of electronic health records," says Dan Berger, CEO of Redspin.
The hacking group Anonymous Brazil has targeted the websites of several of Brazil's top financial institutions, including Banco Bradesco and Banco do Brasil, with distributed denial-of-service attacks, leaving the sites in the dark, the Associated Press reports.
Organizations that have experienced a breach report that three lessons they learned were to limit the amount of personal information collected, limit sharing data with third parties and limit the amount of data stored, a new survey shows.
The University of Hawaii has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit involving data breaches affecting about 96,000. It agreed to provide those affected two years of free credit monitoring and credit restoration services.