In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a breach at the food company Smucker's that compromised payment information, and an incident involving suspicious activity on a North Dakota University server.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are a concern for all organizations. But financial institutions face unique challenges, and so they require a unique level of protection, says Mark Byers of Fortinet.
NIST information risk guru Ron Ross, in a video interview, previews new guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology that's aimed at helping organizations architect their IT infrastructures to be secure from the get-go.
In the wake of its data breach last year, Target Corp. is overhauling its information security and compliance practices, launching a search for a new CIO and creating the position of chief information security officer.
Social networking site Meetup has been facing ongoing DDoS attacks. It received a notification the attacks would continue unless it paid a fee, which highlights the rising concern of extortion tied to DDoS.
Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, equates the department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative with a medical probe detecting an infection in the human body.