A silver lining is emerging behind the rash of breaches that occur all too regularly. The fact that these breaches make the public more aware of the vulnerabilities is encouraging in efforts to make the Internet safer for all.
Three recent breach incidents, each involving the loss or theft of back-up drives, illustrate that some organizations are doing a better job than others in informing consumers about the steps they're taking to prevent more breaches.
Fraud attempts will escalate, not diminish, as new threats and channels blossom in 2011. Growth in mobile banking and the use of social networks are expected to pose new security challenges, experts say.
What's embarrassing about the WikiLeaks episode isn't just the precarious position the publication of diplomatic cables put the U.S. in with its allies but the likelihood that one, low-level analyst accessed sensitive data without authorization and then leaked them.
The leak of 75,000 internal military logs on the Afghanistan war is a major IT security breach, but the fact that the breach - or leak - of such magnitude occurred didn't seem to surprise many. And, two recent reports show why.