Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, BAE Systems launches a corporate security analysis service to assist companies with social risk monitoring, while Arbor Networks appoints its first chief technology and security officer.
FBI Director James Comey's Jan. 7 defense of the bureau's attribution of the Sony Pictures hack to North Korea hasn't silenced many information security experts, who argue that the scant evidence divulged to date proves nothing.
French authorities continue to investigate the Jan. 7 attack in Paris that claimed the lives of a dozen, including journalists and police officers. Information security experts say that cyber-forensic skills are crucial for finding the perpetrators.
Police in Finland are investigating a series of DDoS attacks against the country's OP Pohjola financial services group that have intermittently shut down online banking and direct debit services. The hacking group "CoreSec" has claimed credit.
With the FBI reportedly investigating whether any U.S. financial services firms waged illegal hack-back efforts after DDoS attacks, some security experts contend that hacking back is a bad idea because the cyber-retaliation could cause more problems.
European Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has temporarily suspended its services after some of its operational wallets were compromised on Jan. 4, resulting in the theft of 19,000 Bitcoins, worth more than $5 million.
The biggest 2014 U.S. health data breaches listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that security incidents are stemming from a variety of causes, according to a new infographic, which highlights patient risks and takeaways for healthcare organizations.
If a hack attack the size of the Sony Pictures incident hit India, security experts warn that few of the nation's public- and private-sector organizations would have the right plans and tools in place to properly defend themselves or react.
Are India's security leaders prepared to embrace the Internet of Things? Not according to interviews conducted in response to a recent ISACA survey. For now, IoT risks outweigh the benefits, these leaders say.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai praises employees' actions in the wake of the "vicious" attack against Sony Pictures, which the FBI has attributed to North Korea, using evidence that the White House says will stay classified.
As the 114th Congress convenes this week at a time of growing public awareness of security breaches, it's expected to consider cyberthreat information sharing measures. But can the White House and Congress resolve past differences over the legislation?