Security experts agree that the newly-discovered Heartbleed bug is a serious threat, but what are the specific risks, and how can they be mitigated? Thought-leaders offer insights and practical advice.
Security forums and experts are buzzing about the newly discovered Heartbleed bug, which allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of systems protected by vulnerable versions of OpenSSL software.
The workforce of a key information security occupation - computer and network systems administrator - has been experiencing a decline in numbers in recent years, according to an Information Security Media Group analysis of U.S. Labor Department data.
Increasingly, organizations are seeing attacks migrate from the network to the application level. How can security leaders ensure they are prepared to handle this shift? Kunal Anand of Prevoty offers insight.
The FFIEC just issued new guidelines on DDoS risks to U.S. banking institutions. What is the substance of these guidelines, and how must banks and credit unions respond? Rodney Joffe of Neustar offers advice.
Eight defendants have been charged in an alleged identity theft fraud scheme involving the theft of personal information from a call center for use in unauthorized wire transfers and to obtain payment cards.
Federal regulators have released a proposed framework for addressing safety risks involved in using healthcare IT, including EHRs and medical devices. The report takes into account that cybersecurity can play a role in ensuring safety.
Information services firm Experian is responding to news that two states are investigating a breach involving a subsidiary that allegedly provided information to a cybercriminal, saying there's been "inaccurate information" circulating online.
The recent discovery of malware on a server storing health data used for research has prompted Kaiser Permanente to contact 5,100 patients about a potential privacy breach. The malware infection went undetected for more than two years.
The estimate of the total number of victims affected by a recent breach affecting two Los Angeles County public health departments has more than doubled. Find out details about the incident, which involved stolen PCs.
At a Senate hearing, GAO previewed a report that shows cyber-incident response shortcomings at federal agencies. And the FTC chair asked Congress for broad authority in enforcing a federal data breach notification law - if one is enacted.