Ransomware attacks are getting more agile, varied and widespread, and are increasingly taking aim at businesses of all sizes in all sectors, rather than consumers. That's why employee education is so critical.
As the next wave of medical school graduates begins clinical training at healthcare organization across the U.S., it's critical these new clinicians be prepared to protect patient privacy, says healthcare attorney and professor Julie Agris.
President Obama, in announcing the TechHire program, outlines a plan to help employers fill more than a half million vacant IT jobs in the United States, including those requiring cybersecurity, software development and network administration skills.
Weaponized roller coasters? Kidnappers hacking babycams? Forget over-the-top "CSI: Cyber" hacking plots. The hackers behind the Rogers ISP breach, in their quest for bitcoins, claim they wielded nothing more serious than a telephone call.
While there's anecdotal evidence that the NIST cybersecurity framework is proving helpful to businesses in their risk management efforts, there's not yet any measureable proof of its success at preventing damaging cyber-attacks.
India currently has 22,000 information security professionals, but needs 800,000 by 2020. Can the government's scheme bring in the necessary skills? What is the risk to business if these roles aren't filled?
The rapid rise in cyber-attacks on healthcare organizations necessitates the use of a cyber-centric risk management framework. Recent incidents, including the hacking attack on Community Health Systems, show healthcare is an easy target.
The loss of thousands of paper records for those with coverage from health insurer Independence Blue Cross sends a strong reminder that all employees within organizations need to be trained on data security best practices.
Amidst a global information security staffing crisis, India must focus on developing more practitioners with deep technical skills. This is the practical advice from Hord Tipton, out-going director of (ISC)Â².
HHS is acknowledging the need to ensure healthcare organizations of all sizes have timely access to the latest cyberthreat intelligence. But the agency needs to take prompt, bold leadership action on this issue.
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.