The latest statistics on major healthcare data breaches for 2013 are encouraging. But could we see a surge in breach reports after organizations begin using updated federal guidance about how to assess whether to report a breach?
Breach statistics for 2012 show DDoS attacks dramatically increased in all sectors, says Verizon's Dave Ostertag. "If your organization, company or agency has a presence on the Internet, you're a potential victim now."
In this exclusive interview, Tim Horton of First Data explains how the nation's largest credit card processor is helping financial institutions and merchants mitigate risks posed by malware and DDoS attacks.
Homeland Security's inspector general office sees significant improvements in cyberthreat information sharing between the government and the private sector. But the IG says more must be done. Here's why.
Dan Holden is among the DDoS experts saying banks should expect hacktivist attacks to resume soon. "It may not be next week, but I would be surprised if we did not see attacks resume the week after that."
When a company that handles payment cards faces a cyber-attack, every hour counts when responding to the incident. Any indecision or delay can compromise an investigator's ability to preserve and analyze critical evidence. But what kind of investigator should be retained? Here, Kroll's Jason Straight, Esq., CIPP/US,...
Providers of technologies employees acquire through unconventional channels that could bypass their employers' supply-chain controls are known as "shadow suppliers." Here's why you should care about them.
How Organizations Can Respond Faster to Today's New Breed of Cyber-Attacks
Under the shadow of advanced security threats, only 20% of organizations rate their incident response programs as "very effective." Their biggest gaps: Being able to detect and contain malware, which can also be the precursor to advanced...
The general feeling is that having a lot of services is a strategic differentiator that helps attract and retain customers. While there may be some truth to that line of thinking, there are also some unspoken risks.
Malware attacks against retailers are becoming more common. Many breaches linked to these attacks could be prevented, experts say, if merchants took more steps to lock down networks and point-of-sale devices.
Payment data and personal information are both attractive targets for criminals, says breach investigator Erin Nealy Cox of forensics firm Stroz Friedberg. Learn why she says card data isn't the only lucrative target.