Regulations initially cause organizations to spend more funds on data breaches, but eventually those rules could save enterprises money, the Ponemon Institute's Larry Ponemon says in analyzing his latest study on breach costs.
Collecting massive amounts of data on individuals, whether in the government or private sector, has become the norm in our society. It's not quite Orwellian, but it's a situation we might have to learn to live with.
As they develop mitigation strategies, organizations must keep in mind that all cyber-attacks, ranging from DDoS to phishing, ultimately aim to compromise data - and they virtually all are advanced and persistent.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including Drupal.org resetting passwords after the open-source content management framework provider discovered unauthorized access to account information.
An organization's security is only as strong as that of its partners, says Mandiant Director Charles Carmakal, who offers insight on common attack trends emerging from recent data breach investigations.
A year after LinkedIn confirmed its network had been breached, reportedly exposing 6.5 million hashed passwords, the social media company is offering users the option of adopting two-factor authentication.
Privacy attorney Ron Raether challenges a commission's recent recommendation that the government should support companies that use the hack-back approach to mitigating the theft of intellectual property.
It isn't just a financial services issue. Organizations of all types are victimized by data security breaches and fraud schemes that compromise payment card data. What can be done to help ensure better security and PCI compliance?
What can U.S. and European organizations learn from Asia-Pac about advanced mobile tech and increasing cyberthreats? That's a question I hope to answer while in Singapore for RSA Conference Asia Pacific 2013.