The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an update on a congressional report that slams Equifax for lacking a strong cybersecurity culture. Also featured: A new study on the status of women in the cybersecurity industry and the use of Android phones as security keys.
The healthcare sector was the No. 1 target for major data breaches last year, according to a new report. And the No. 1 cause of breaches in all sectors was phishing. What can be done to prevent these incidents?
Spear phishing is among the most dangerous cyberthreats - and the most difficult to detect. Not long ago, C-level executives were the sole target. Today, any person at any company is at risk of receiving targeted emails attempting to trick them into completing wire transfers, purchasing gift cards or fulfilling other...
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has filed a lawsuit arguing that a $4.3 million HIPAA penalty levied against it last year by the Department of Health and Human Services following three data breaches was unlawful. What are the main arguments?
Yahoo is hoping a revamped proposed breach-related settlement will pass muster with a federal judge who rejected the first one for myriad reasons, including high attorney fees and a lack of transparency. The settlement totals $117.5 million, just ahead of health insurer Anthem's $115 million settlement.
We've all seen what's possible with the Dark Web thanks to Silk Road. If you're interested in buying or selling someone's private data like social security numbers or credit card information, it's disturbingly easy to do. All you need is a computer, a Tor Browser and Cryptocurrency, and it's all completely...
With today's challenges from an increasingly hostile threat landscape, combined with a lack of people, expertise, and budget, organizations are driving toward optimizing their SIEM and SOAR solutions in order to get the highest return their investment. Of the greatest areas of unmet need with SIEM and SOAR solutions,...
The lack of a strong security culture at Equifax - especially compared to its two main competitors - was a key factor contributing to its 2017 data breach that exposed the personal records of 145 million Americans, according to a 71-page Congressional report.
After months of review, a Georgia-based healthcare system has determined that a cyberattack last year exposed the protected health information of more than 278,000 individuals. Meanwhile, federal regulators have issued an alert about advanced persistent threats.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an in-depth look at the ever-changing ransomware threat. Other topics: filling the DevSecOps skills gap and the repercussions of Australia's encryption-busting law.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, has introduced legislation that would pave the way for top executives at major corporations to face criminal charges if their company's wrongdoing leads to harm, such as a major data breach. While business groups immediately criticized the plan, consumer advocates praised it.
Keynotes and briefings at the recent 28th annual RSA Conference 2019 covered a wide range of topics, including privacy, hackers, cyber extortion, machine learning, artificial intelligence, human psychology, legal matters, career advice and internet-connected device concerns. Here are 15 highlights.
The 2019 Global Encryption Trends Study surveyed 5,856 individuals across multiple industry
sectors in 14 countries/regions.
The purpose of this research is to examine how the use
of encryption has evolved over the past 14 years and
the impact of this technology on the security posture
The FBI is largely failing to notify cybercrime victims of their rights in a timely manner following a "cyber intrusion," a new report from the U.S. Justice Department's inspector general finds. At times, small errors, such as typographical mistakes, can cause long delays in the notification process.
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