The healthcare industry is becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals, so cyber-attack drills planned for this year are an important step toward identifying security best practices, says Ray Biondo, CISO of insurer Health Care Service Corp.
Evidence is mounting that the breaches reported by Target and Neiman Marcus are part of a wider assault against U.S. retailers. Meanwhile, payment card-issuing institutions say they're taking proactive steps to keep fraud at bay.
Dan Clements of IntelCrawler, the research firm that claims it traced malware apparently used in the Target breach and other retailer attacks to a 17-year-old hacker in Russia, offers an exclusive, in-depth explanation of his company's findings.
President Obama faces a dilemma in deciding whether to prohibit the National Security Agency from tinkering with encryption as one way to collect intelligence data from adversaries who threaten to harm America.
From new malware to the Target breach, cyber-attacks reached an all-time high in 2013, says Cisco's Annual Security Report. Cyberthreat expert Levi Gundert tells how organizations can regain the advantage in 2014.
Investigations and lawsuits are piling up for breached retailers Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus. Meanwhile, card-issuing banks say fraud patterns may reveal additional breaches at other well-known brands.
The Kentucky legislation, if enacted, would require victimized state agencies to notify individuals whose personal data were exposed within 35 days of the completion of the investigation into a breach.
Undeterred, two senators will try again to get their colleagues to enact legislation that they contend would better safeguard sensitive information and notify consumers of a data breach when personally identifiable information is exposed.
First Target, then Neiman Marcus; who's next? And while banking institutions await the next attack, how should they respond to customers' anxious questions about this latest round of high-profile retail data breaches?
Target Corp. is providing $5 million to help fund an effort to educate consumers about the risks of cybercrime. Meanwhile, a group of House Democrats had called for a hearing about the retailer's breach, while two senators have demanded details.