While the overall numbers seem relatively small when the entire universe of cyber incidents is considered, they suggest the IT systems that control the critical infrastructure America's economy and society rely on to function are increasingly at risk.
HIPAA compliance audits will continue next year after the results of this year's pilot program are analyzed, a federal official confirms. And the protocol for the audits could be refined based on the pilot.
Learning how alleged fraudsters hacked systems and traded in stolen credit- and debit-card numbers can help organizations take steps to protect their customers' and stakeholders' sensitive information.
The initial 20 HIPAA compliance audits found that more organizations had trouble with security compliance than privacy compliance, an analysis by federal officials shows. Learn about the other findings.
"This is about preparing the battlefield for another type of covert action," a former high-ranking U.S. intelligence official says. "Cyber collection against the Iranian program is way further down the road than this."
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.
Georgia Tech Research Institute is beta testing a malware intelligence system that research scientist Chris Smoak contends will help corporate and government security officials share information about the attacks they confront.
If you'd like to avoid being subjected to a federally mandated biennial data security audit for the next 20 years, you might want to make sure no one in your organization is using peer-to-peer networks.
IT security practitioners realize much value from the monthly cybersecurity index created a year ago by Mukul Pareek and Dan Geer. Why? They benefit from knowing how others see the evolving threat environment.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's guidance recommends how and when cloud computing is appropriate, addresses risk management issues and indicates the limits of current knowledge and areas for future research and analysis.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has taken several steps in the wake of a hacker attack against an unencrypted server that exposed state health department information on 780,000 individuals. Experts assess whether the steps are the right moves.