"Without combining relevant data sets impacting the network, security professionals will fail in characterizing threats and targeted intruder activity," says Ed Stoner, a senior Carnegie Mellon researcher.
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, security and privacy leaders need to forge ahead with initiatives that were left in limbo while the court weighed the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle a HIPAA case stemming from a relatively small breach. Federal authorities listed numerous security shortcomings at the department, which oversees Medicaid in the state.
Brokers and insurers have upped their marketing efforts to get enterprises to purchase cyber insurance, even though policies could be risky for sellers and buyers. See 10 considerations you should mull before buying cyber insurance.
Gartner's Peter Firstbrook, to illustrate the vulnerability of IT systems, cites research that pegs at about 400 days the average time a targeted virus remains undetected on a computer. And, he says, that doesn't speak highly of the current offerings from security vendors.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York is notifying 880 patients that some of their personal information may have been exposed when it was inadvertently embedded in PowerPoint charts posted on two websites.