With so much stolen PII available to fraudsters, it's time for banks and others to move to more sophisticated forms of authentication of customers' identities. Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable.
The Office of Personnel Management is reportedly struggling with how best to notify 21.5 million individuals that their personal information was breached. Meanwhile, some lawmakers are voicing support for a proposal to provide lifetime ID theft monitoring for the victims.
After jumping by 33 percent in 2014, the number of Americans who consider themselves IT security professionals has remained flat for the first half of 2015, according to an examination of federal government employment data. That's bad news for employers seeking IT security pros to hire.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans' offer of extended ID protection to the more than 106 million individuals covered by their insurance could set new expectations for breach response, some security experts, including Ann Patterson, predict.
At a hearing on the role the Interior Department played in a recent breach at the Office of Personnel Management, the Interior deputy inspector general painted a picture of how a hacker might have breached the agency's computer system.
In the wake of several mega breaches affecting its affiliates, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association says all 36 of its affiliated plans will offer free identity protection services for as long as individuals are enrolled in their insurance coverage.
The OPM breach is not just the biggest in U.S. government history. It's also likely a classic case of third-party risk management, says Jacob Olcott of BitSight Technologies. What are the key lessons to be learned?
Federal regulators have slapped a Boston area hospital with a $218,000 HIPAA penalty after an investigation following two security incidents. Experts analyze the lessons that the settlement agreement offers.
A day after the Office of Personnel Management confirmed that security breaches exposed to hackers the personal information of more than 22 million individuals, Katherine Archuleta has resigned as director of the agency.
As the U.S. Office of Personnel Management total breach victim count hits more than 22 million, many lawmakers are calling for the OPM's director to be fired. Meanwhile, the White House says it's weighing its response against the hackers responsible.
A breach of an U.S. Office of Personnel Management system used to conduct security clearance background checks exposed the personal information of 21.5 million individuals, the agency announced July 9.
FBI Director James Comey says the White House plans to confirm that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management data breach exposed "millions and millions" of background-check records. Meanwhile, a second union has now sued OPM over the breach.
Although they apparently weren't caused by cyber-attacks, the impacts of computer failures at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal have much in common with the aftermath of breaches.
Is it wrong that accused Lizard Squad hacker Julius Kivimaki, a teenager who was convicted of 50,700 "instances of aggravated computer break-ins" attacks, gets to walk away without having to serve any jail time?