In the aftermath of a massive health data breach last year and a smaller incident this year, the state of Utah is taking a number of steps, including creating a data security office within the health department.
The Army inspector general took to task the Army chief information officer, Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, for not assuring that thousands of commercially acquired smart phones and tablets were properly secured.
American Express confirms it was hit this week by a distributed-denial-of-service attack. The hacktivist group that has targeted banks in recent months claims credit for this latest high-profile attack.
Attacks against Facebook, Twitter and other organizations over the past few months should send a message to business owners that they need to better fund cybersecurity, IT security expert Mischel Kwon says.
In this week's breach roundup, read about three healthcare incidents, including the theft of two unencrypted laptops that contained patient data and paper records scheduled for shredding that went missing.
The Schnucks grocery store chain is investigating a possible breach that may have exposed credit and debit details. One issuer says cards linked to Schnucks have been used for fraud in at least five states.