Lawmakers have raised concerns that the Food and Drug Administration hasn't been as forthright as it should in disclosing an October breach that exposed personally identifiable information of 12,000 to 14,000 individuals.
Call center fraud is one of the leading threats that financial institutions will battle next year because fraudsters consider the centers to be an easy target. But what can be done to mitigate this threat?
The theft of 2 million credentials reminds security professionals that their organizations are at risk because many employees use the same passwords and devices for personal and business purposes, data security lawyer Ronald Raether says.
Hackers have pilfered some 2 million user passwords and credentials for Facebook and other social media and Internet sites, according to IT security provider Trustwave. The hackers attacked computers in about 100 nations.
You can be outraged that the NSA collects Internet communications records of U.S. citizens. But don't be surprised, says sociologist William Staples. This is just one example of our "culture of surveillance."
Governments and others using cloud-based services should keep 10 security tips in mind, including making sure they can maintain control of their data if a service provider goes bankrupt, says Dimitra Liveri, co-author of a new report.