On the day Target's CEO resigned in the aftermath of a massive data breach, the Ponemon Institute issued its 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study, which Chairman Larry Ponemon says helps explain why CEOs should be more involved in breach preparedness and response.
Microsoft has issued a fix for the Internet Explorer bug, including an update for Windows XP users. The update repairs a vulnerability in the browser that could allow hackers to gain control of a user's computer.
A breach involving the posting of information about 15,000 Boston Medical Center patients on a transcription firm's unsecured website serves as a reminder of the importance of monitoring the security practices of business associates.
Scores of banking/security leaders gathered at the SF Fraud Summit to learn from the nation's leading experts on topics such as account takeover, big data analytics, insider risks and payment card fraud.
Faced with a vulnerability that exposes Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser to a zero-day exploit involved in recent targeted attacks, CISOs need to take prompt action, security specialists say. Learn the steps they recommend.
The recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report notes more than 16,000 incidents in the past year where sensitive information was unintentionally exposed. "Nearly every incident involves some element of human error," the report notes.
The fact that the U.S. federal government would, under some circumstances, exploit software vulnerabilities to attack cyber-adversaries didn't perturb a number of IT security providers attending the 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London.
Following news of a serious zero-day exploit impacting several versions of Internet Explorer, the Department of Homeland Security is urging the use of other Web browsers until the issue has been remediated.