An analysis of the GOP platform, which takes a tough stand against Chinese and Russian hackers and suggests 'hack back' as a suitable cyber defense, highlights this edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: reports on mitigating Pokémon Go risks and the growth of the IT security workforce.
A recently reported health data breach in Colorado offers a reminder that organizations must take precautions to prevent and detect data leakage involving current and former employees inappropriately using personal email.
Amit Yoran, president of RSA, says Asian organizations should move away from traditional processes and embrace change with sharper perspectives in building defences against advanced threats. How do security leaders respond?
By tracking "Indicators of Exposure" - the top techniques attackers could use to hack into any individual enterprise - organizations can better defend themselves against network intrusions and data breaches, says Gidi Cohen, CEO of Skybox Security.
Security vendor Novetta recently led an independent investigation into the 2014 Sony breach. What lessons were learned, and how do they apply to today's threat landscape? Novetta's Peter LaMontagne shares key findings.
MacKeeper failed to alert customers earlier this year that for at least four weeks, its anti-virus software wasn't receiving regular signature updates. Industry experts say any such delay is unacceptable for an AV vendor.
At the Black Hat event in Las Vegas later this month, researchers plan to reveal vulnerabilities in hooking engines, a critical component of security software and other applications, including Microsoft Office.
Examining the human factor in the age of cyber conflict and the new healthcare challenge concerning ransomware highlight this edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, hackers target the Republican convention.
The 2016 RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan, to be held July 20-22 in Singapore, will offer a security road map, imparting lessons to practitioners to help them navigate through cybersecurity complexities. Here's a preview of some of the top session.
The GOP platform - adopted at the convention that nominated Donald Trump for president - doesn't mention the term 'hack back' but states: "We ... make clear that users have a self-defense right to deal with hackers as they see fit." Some cybersecurity experts claim the platform encourages "cowboy" justice.
FireEye has dealt with more disruptive data breaches over just the past year than it has since the company was founded 12 years ago. Charles Carmakal, vice president with the company's Mandiant forensics unit, shares tips for handling a breach.
The federal agency that enforces HIPAA has been very busy lately, taking numerous steps to reiterate the importance of safeguarding patient data and stressing the need to prepare a breach response plan. But the agency still needs to improve transparency on breaches involving business associates.
Oregon Health & Science University says it has been slapped with a $2.7 million fine after HHS investigated two data breaches that affected a total of about 7,000 individuals. It's the eighth HIPAA-related settlement announced by HHS so far this year.
Some healthcare entities may be more likely than organizations in other sectors to pay extortionists to unlock data that's been encrypted in ransomware attacks because patients' lives are potentially at risk if data is unavailable, says security expert Kate Borten, who discusses risk management issues.