Like the Target breach a year ago, the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack that's grabbed recent headlines will prove to be a catalyst for change, grabbing the attention of CEOs and board members and spurring them to beef up information security.
The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.
TD Bank has agreed to a second state settlement tied to a data breach involving the loss of two backup tapes that may have exposed information about 260,000 customers. Find out the size of the latest financial penalty.
The hacking gang Lizard Squad has claimed credit for knocking Sony's PlayStation Network offline. Meanwhile, investigators continue to suspect North Korea may have launched the recent, "unprecedented" hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
A New York radiologist faces three misdemeanor charges for allegedly stealing health information of 97,000 patients. Find out why a district attorney is advocating a change in state law to permit tougher charges in such cases.
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.
Lawmakers and their staffs are working behind the scenes to get one or perhaps two pieces of cybersecurity legislation enacted before the 113th Congress adjourns this month. But passage remains a longshot.
Technology will always play a critical role in security. Yet, companies cannot rely exclusively on the tools. People present a number of security-related problems that companies must address with education.
Security practitioners must change their mindset, says Dave Merkel of FireEye. We have to stop thinking we're preserving peace and realize that we're responding to warfare from well-armed attackers, he contends in this video interview.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Soltra, an FS-ISAC and DTCC joint venture, launches a threat intelligence platform, while Tripwire and Palo Alto Networks announce the integration of APT technologies.
Women's apparel retailer Bebe has confirmed a data breach that may have exposed payment card details for a yet-to-be-revealed number of customers. Learn more about the payment processing system attack.
Except for the leak of celebrities' private data, the "wiper" malware attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment shares "extraordinary" similarities with previous wiper attacks in Saudi Arabia and South Korea, a security researcher finds.
The National Health ISAC is making available to its members a new intelligence platform that aims to ease cyberthreat information sharing. Find out how it compares with a similar offering from HITRUST.
At a time of growing anxiety over cybercrime, especially among businesses victimized by cyber-attacks, the Justice Department is creating a cybersecurity unit aimed, in part, to better engage the private sector to battle online crime.