Attackers today continue to refine their distributed denial-of-service attack capabilities, delivering downtime on demand. The increase in attack effectiveness and volume demands new types of defenses, says Akamai's Richard Meeus.
Many questions remain unanswered about the data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that may have exposed personal information for 4 million current and former government workers. Here's a closer look at seven of them.
Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute, offers an in-depth analysis of the results of the organization's 10th study of the costs of data breaches, which found, for example, that rapid growth in hacker attacks is leading to escalating costs.
The Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit tackles digital business, a concept that blurs the physical and digital worlds, and requires organizations to reconsider how they approach IT security and risk management.
Healthcare organizations' disaster recovery plans typically don't include steps to deal with looting incidents. But the April riots in Baltimore serve as a reminder that unexpected violence can result in health data breaches.
Rather than taking specific steps to thwart potential cyber-attacks from nation-states, organizations should focus instead on implementing a comprehensive strategy to protect their sensitive data from all threats, says Lance James of Deloitte &Touche.
Mark Weatherford, a former DHS cybersecurity leader, says the Office of Personnel Management neglected to take basic steps that could have helped prevent a breach that may have exposed the PII of 4 million current and former government workers.
Financial services firms are increasingly applying contextual security tools to help identify fraud more quickly. But a shift to continuous authentication will provide even better security, says Vasco's Jan Valcke.
This year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London - celebrating its 20th anniversary - decamped from Earl's Court to the glass-topped, 19th-century Olympia Conference Center, and featured more than 300 exhibitors and 200 speakers.
The Office of Personnel Management is notifying 4 million current and former federal government employees that their personally identifiable information may have been exposed by a breach of its IT systems that the government discovered in April.