After a quiet start to the year, the federal tally of individuals affected by major healthcare information breaches could soon exceed 20 million once three recent incidents are added. One of those incidents draws attention to the need for anti-hacking initiatives.
Eighty-five percent of data breaches go undetected, but organizations have a new type of cop on the beat to ferret out these illicit activities - the data scientist, says Phil Neray, head of security intelligence strategy and marketing for Q1 Labs, an IBM company.
Securing the massive amounts of data swamping organizations, a trend known as big data, can be addressed, in part, by organizations simply getting rid of data no longer needed, Grant Thornton's Danny Miller says.
Increasingly, social engineers target unwitting insiders to plunder organizations' financial and intellectual assets. How can you prevent these and traditional inside attacks? CMU's Dawn Cappelli offers tips.
As one team of researchers analyzes a new version of Duqu, a worm related to the Stuxnet Trojan blamed for disabling Iranian centrifuges used to enrich uranium, other researchers zero in on who is behind the worm discovered last fall.
Protecting the availability, confidentiality and integrity of information are the core tenets of IT security. But an FBI cybersecurity leader, Steve Chabinsky, suggests the central theme of IT security needs to be broadened to include assurance and attribution.
Imperva would neither confirm nor deny it helped defend the Vatican website from a hacktivist assault last year, but the IT security provider's director of security, Rob Rachwald, explains how such an attack was constructed and defended.