Eighty-five percent of data breaches go undetected, but organizations have a new type of cop on the beat to ferret out these illicit activities - the data scientist, says Phil Neray, head of security intelligence strategy and marketing for Q1 Labs, an IBM company.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest breaches, including a hacking incident in Iran affecting 3 million and an incident at Emory Healthcare involving 10 missing backup disks with information on 350,000.
A court has granted final approval of the settlement of a class action lawsuit against University of Hawaii stemming from five data breaches over a three-year period that affected nearly 96,000 individuals.
To expose security flaws in Iran's banking system, one hacker took an extreme step: He stole details on 3 million debit accounts. One fraud expert warns that similar hacktivist attacks are likely worldwide.
Securing the massive amounts of data swamping organizations, a trend known as big data, can be addressed, in part, by organizations simply getting rid of data no longer needed, Grant Thornton's Danny Miller says.
Phishing - it's the classic scheme that never goes away. In fact, it evolves. Amy Blackshaw of RSA offers insights on how to respond to this and other trends identified in the 2012 Faces of Fraud survey.
What's the best strategy for communications after a data breach, like the one suffered by Global Payments Inc.? Bob Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, discusses what to say in the weeks following a breach.