"The misfortune here for the banks is that they can have the best fraud-detection systems out there ... but it all breaks down when they call the 'hacker' to verify the transaction," says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
Verisign Inc. may have followed the letter of the law when revealing a series of breaches in an SEC filing. But the company that assures the flow of a hefty portion of Internet traffic should have been more forthright to ease the minds of its various constituencies.
Establishing an effective breach incident response program is a key component of an information risk management strategy. And NIST has issued draft guidelines to help organizations and leaders implement such a program.
IT security provider Symantec says it identified multiple publisher identifications on the Android Market that are being used to push out Android.Counterclank, which it characterizes as a bot-like threat that can receive commands to carry out certain actions, as well as steal information from the device.
People, as much as anything else, are a critical aspect of information risk management, and businesses and government agencies must monitor employees - and educate them, as well - to thwart a potential threat from within.
When the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania suffered a major security breach a few years back, vulnerabilities in a Web application were to blame. CISO Erik Avakian explains how the state developed a process to correct flaws in application code.
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