An important lesson to learn from the massive JPMorgan Chase breach is that banks can't just focus on protecting card data and online banking accounts; they also must protect their customers' personally identifiable information.
If JPMorgan Chase, which was considered one of the most secure organizations in the world, can be breached, then virtually all other banks likely are at risk, too. Experts explain why early detection and information sharing are key to mitigating threats.
The inquiries focus on U.S. Investigation Services, a contractor that conducted security-clearance background checks, and whose computers were breached in August, exposing data on 25,000 federal employees.
The leader of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service pledges to carry out 28 recommendations made by a watch-dog agency to improve the security of HealthCare.gov before the next open enrollment period for Obamacare begins Nov. 15.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have been a bit premature to claim Israel has deployed a cyber "iron dome" to protect its critical IT and defense systems. But a new initiative under way will try to do just that.
Helping merchants deal with the growing threat of POS malware is one of the biggest challenges facing Troy Leach, CTO of the PCI Security Standards Council, who says the BlackPOS malware threat, in particular, "is keeping me up at night."
The price tag for resolving the data breach at Community Health Systems that affected 4.5 million patients could potentially exceed $100 million, by some estimates. But how much will cyber-insurance cover?
The explosion in POS malware attacks against U.S. merchants highlights the need for retailers to take bolder security steps. Troy Leach of the PCI Council and Karl Sigler of Trustwave outline key steps.