The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the presumptive chairman of the Senate committee with government IT security oversight, hasn't immersed himself heavily in cybersecurity issues during his 4-year Senate tenure.
In new guidance from the PCI Council, its leaders outline why businesses that handle card data need to address employee education. Here, experts explain why this guidance is a positive step for card security.
A settlement finalized this past week in a class action lawsuit filed in 1997 against Tenet Healthcare for a privacy breach involving thousands of patients' paper records offers important lessons for healthcare providers today.
Sophisticated threats require advanced threat protection. A threat-focused next-generation firewall must adhere to three strategic imperatives. Learn how these imperatives improve defense against advanced threats.
The FDA is ramping up efforts to strengthen the security of medical devices. That includes a collaborative effort to develop a risk assessment framework to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities and mitigate the risks.
Today's information security professionals need to "be like a sponge and learn from various domains that are outside your niche," says Lee Kim, director of privacy and security at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Michael Daniel explains that among his biggest challenges as special assistant to the president is fully understanding the economics and psychology behind cybersecurity, topics that few people have mastered.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new security awareness campaign to help veterans prevent, detect and respond to identity theft. VA CISO Stan Lowe offers details about the program.