The Anthem breach, which possibly started with a phishing campaign, is a prime example of how hackers are perfecting their schemes to target key employees who have access to valued information, says Dave Jevans of the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
President Obama twice threatened to veto info sharing bills sponsored by Rep. Mike McCaul. So when the Texas Republican backs the Democratic president's plan for a cyberthreat intelligence center, you've got to think it's a great idea. Maybe, maybe not.
The Obama administration has announced creation of a federal agency to analyze information culled from other agencies to battle cyberthreats to the government and the private sector. But the action is already drawing criticism.
In the wake of the cyber-attack against Anthem Inc., New York's Department of Financial Services has announced plans to conduct cybersecurity assessments of insurers doing business in the state. Experts say other states may follow New York's lead.
New business continuity guidelines from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council paint a more detailed picture of the cybersecurity initiatives banks and credit unions will be asked about during upcoming IT examinations.
As state insurance commissioners and attorneys general launch investigations into health insurer Anthem's data breach, a U.S. Senate committee is examining the healthcare industry's preparedness for mitigating cyberthreats.
Not wanting to "let a good crisis go to waste," White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is using health insurer Anthem's massive data breach to promote the Obama administration's cybersecurity initiatives.
The recent cyber-attack on health insurer Anthem Inc. is a "call to action" for the healthcare sector to adopt a much more sophisticated approach to risk management, says security expert Lisa Gallagher of HIMSS.
Universities remain prime targets for hackers due to their data-rich environments. Maintaining a culture of openness while ensuring the security and privacy of sensitive information will be an ongoing challenge for the education sector.
President Obama says his proposed cybersecurity budget is designed to help prevent foreign nations or hackers from shutting down American networks, stealing trade secrets or invading the privacy of American families.
Data breaches are inevitable, hence it's up to executives to ensure their enterprise is secured, without trying to encrypt everything, warns Prakash Panjwani, president and chief executive officer of SafeNet.
As the number of major health data breaches continues to climb, federal regulators are taking steps to make the process of reporting breaches using online tools more efficient, hoping that will help ease the launching of investigations.