Verizon's 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report shows dramatic increases in attacks linked to hacktivist groups like Anonymous and LulzSec. How should organizations respond to this evolving threat?...
Health information exchanges should obtain patient permission before they take any steps toward making medical records available for potential exchange, according to a new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union....
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.
Cloud-computing service provider contracts, for most businesses and government customers, are take-it-or-leave it propositions, so organizations must approach a services agreement cautiously, IT security lawyer FranÃ§oise Gilbert says.
One important way to prepare for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program is to take steps toward eliminating storage of patient records on mobile devices, says privacy expert Deborah Gascard Wolf.
Apple's introduction of its third iteration of the iPad e-tablet, coupled with the growing popularity of cloud computing, could lead to new methods of enterprise computing and IT security, Delaware Chief Security Officer Elayne Starkey says.
Consumer advocate Deven McGraw describes what she likes and doesn't like about the privacy and security provisions in the proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program.
Because winning the support of CEOs for any new project requires demonstrating a return on investment, information security professionals need to more precisely quantify the potential payoff of their suggested spending on technologies and training, according to a new report....
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.
Commerce Undersecretary for Standards and Technology Patrick Gallagher sees the private sector, not government, taking the lead to develop tools, processes and standards to help safeguard IT systems and data in and out of government.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, in an exclusive interview, expresses optimism that Congress could enact significant cybersecurity legislation this year even if President Obama doesn't get all that he wants in an IT security bill.
No one - not even a security vendor - is immune to cyber attacks. "It's not a question of if or when companies will face an attack, but how they're going to defend against it," says Symantec's Francis deSouza.