Cyber spies in China are suspected of launching an attack against a NATO senior military commander, U.S. Admiral James Stavridis, using a Facebook scam to gather information about Stavridis from his friends and colleagues, according to U.K. newspaper reports.
Organizations are not taking the advanced persistent threat seriously enough, says Hord Tipton of (ISC)2. But security professionals also are not mitigating the common threats, he says. Watch the video.
Consumer advocate Deven McGraw describes what she likes and doesn't like about the privacy and security provisions in the proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program.
Far too many identity solutions today rely on simple user names and passwords, says Brent Williams, CTO of Anakam Identity Services - the identity product line of Equifax. But the future of identity is bright, he says.
Cybersecurity Act sponsors intensify their campaign to enact the legislation that would change the way the government protects critical federal and private-sector IT networks as a group of key Republican senators offers an alternative bill.
"The changes we propose in revision 4 are directly linked to the current state of the threat space - the capabilities, intentions and targeting activities of adversaries - and analysis of attack data over time," says NIST's Ron Ross.
Challenged by sophisticated threats and the complexity and cost of security, global leaders wonder: "Is my organization going to be the next breach headline?" IBM's Latha Maripuri discusses global trends.