Leading this week's industry news roundup, Easy Solutions partners with Q2 to provide virtual banking solutions, while Lockheed Martin releases a new version of the Industrial Defender Automation Systems Manager.
What is the consumer impact of big data breaches such as Target's and P.F. Chang's? Victims blame the breached entities, and they want government action, says Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy & Research.
The Houston Astros Major League Baseball club has confirmed that information related to prospective player trades was illegally obtained from the team's servers in May and leaked to a sports news site.
From Neiman Marcus to P.F. Chang's, 2014 has shaped up to be the 'Year of the Data Breach.' What lessons can be gleaned from the trenches of breach investigation? Experian's Michael Bruemmer shares tips.
The "Energetic Bear," a.k.a. "Dragonfly," hacking campaign targets U.S. and Western European energy firms. While the hackers appear to be backed by Russia, the purpose of their attacks remains unclear.
Microsoft launched a botnet-focused takedown effort that didn't just block small-scale campaigns tied to two pieces of malware, but also resulted in an estimated 4 million legitimate site names being disrupted.
Many IT security practitioners see their work as a game, one in which they try to outsmart attackers, says Eric van Ommeren, co-author of the just-published book, Staying Ahead in the Cyber Security Game:
What Matters Now.
A breach affecting 163,000 individuals at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., offers yet another example of the risks facing educational institutions, which are seen as easy targets by cyber-attackers.
A class action suit against breached restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro is unlikely to succeed, some security experts say, because proving consumer losses linked to specific merchant data breaches is difficult.