The investigation into the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach has reportedly found that foreign spies may have stolen deeply personal information on up to 14 million current and former federal workers, going back three decades.
Medical Information Engineering, which offers Web-hosted EHRs as well as personal health records, reports a hacker attack has exposed an undisclosed number of patients' health information and Social Security numbers.
A massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management wasn't discovered by government sleuths - or the Einstein DHS intrusion detection system - but rather during a product demo, a new report says.
In addition to providing training, healthcare organizations should consider implementing technology to help prevent user mistakes that can lead to breaches of protected health information, says Geoffrey Bibby of ZixCorp.
EdgeWave's Mike Walls, a former bomber pilot who led Navy red teams, says penetration testing is useful in analyzing bits and bytes but not the readiness of operations under attack from cyberspace. Red teams, he says, can analyze the impact on operations.
Encrypted browsing - using HTTPS - helps secure online communications, and Apple says developers must now employ the protocol by default. Likewise, the White House says that by 2017, all federal websites must adopt HTTPS-only policies.
Khalid N AI Hashmi, undersecretary of cyber security at ministry of communication and information technology, says resilience and security in cyberspace are vital to Qatar's continued success and growth.,
Too few security systems interoperate, which makes it difficult for organizations to block or detect data breaches. But Cisco has an interoperability plan to improve the state of cybersecurity defenses, Chief Security Architect Martin Roesch says.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new, advanced persistent threat - inside its own networks. Dubbed Duqu 2.0, the malware has ties to Stuxnet, and was used to target Iranian nuclear negotiations, researchers say.
If you look at recent breaches, you see a common thread: If privileged identities were better managed, breach impacts would greatly lessen. Bill Mann of Centrify discusses the essentials of privileged ID management.
Organizations are getting increasingly prioritizing incident response capabilities by putting investigation firms on retainer, or creating their own internal teams, says Patrick Morley, president and CEO of Bit9 + Carbon Black.
Hackers are using medical devices as gateways to launch targeted attacks at hospitals, but there are steps organizations can take to better protect their environments, says Greg Enriquez, CEO of TrapX.