July 11, 2012 Added by:Matthijs R. Koot
In 2012, Netherlands will establish mandatory breach notification for vital sectors, giving the government increasing sectoral intervention possibilities. This includes the authority to obtain information, administrative enforcement of designations and the authority to appoint an officer on behalf of the government...
July 02, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold
“This is OCR’s first HIPAA action against a state agency and we expect organizations to comply with their obligations under these rules regardless of whether they are private or public entities.” Bottom line for all organizations of all sizes: It is wise to learn from the pain of others...
June 27, 2012 Added by:David Navetta
Much time and ink has been spent on the steady stream of data security and breach-related bills that spring up in Congress like mushrooms after a rain. But recently Vermont and Connecticut updated their existing breach notification statutes, highlighting the need to monitor state legislatures...
June 19, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr
Russia plans to spend US$13B on UAS development over the next eight years. Part of that technology development strategy is almost certainly going to be acquiring intellectual property on related technology from foreign firms. Two good examples of companies at risk are Boeing and General Atomics...
June 15, 2012 Added by:Andy Willingham
You see what made me so mad? It wasn’t the release of the PII of all those innocent people, it was their reason for doing it. They reported a web site vulnerability and it wasn’t fixed, so they decided to post PII of thousands of people on the internet. Who put them in the role of deciding who wins and who loses?
June 13, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA
Much has been written about the LinkedIn security breach and the millions of passwords at risk. Hopefully by now all users have changed them and made them more complex. When it comes to professional social networking sites though, LinkedIn is not the only game in town. Here are the Top 10 alternatives...
June 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"The Company's ongoing investigation recently revealed potential unauthorized access to servers containing personal information collected from a subset of merchant applicants. It is unclear whether the intruders looked at or took any personal information... however, the Company will notify potentially-affected individuals..."
June 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Manning is accused of the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history while deployed to Iraq as a military intelligence analyst, including installing unauthorized software onto government computers to extract classified information and transmitting the data to the whistle-blowing group WikiLeaks...
June 09, 2012 Added by:Jason Clark
The LinkedIn breach made headlines, but I want to go deeper and provide practical advice for organizations on how they can anticipate DLP consequences and tighten network security. You need a strategy to protect against attack scenarios. Here’s a seven-step check list for mitigating your risk...
June 06, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan
People who rely on LinkedIn for professional networking keep a wealth of information stored on their profile pages. With news of a possible data breach exposing 6.5 million user passwords, LinkedIn users need to take steps to protect their personal data. Here are five tips we recommend you follow...
June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Reports indicate that as many as 6.4 million passwords have been compromised. Though the passwords are in encrypted form, reports indicate that they are being cracked at a rapid rate, with somewhere near 300,000 passwords already revealed, putting those LinkedIn members' accounts at risk...
May 29, 2012 Added by:Headlines
NASA has officially denied that the agency's systems were breached by the Iranian hacker group the "Cyber Warriors Team," which claimed to have compromised a digital SSL certificate after having coded an HTTPS protocol scanner to find weaknesses in the agency's website...
May 29, 2012 Added by:Beau Woods
Gamers have gotten more savvy about giving away information which would allow someone else to access their account. But the attackers have adapted as well and use other ways of getting that information than by sending fake emails. Here are some of the more creative and sophisticated ways the thieves operate...
May 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"The department is looking into the unauthorized access of a website server operated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics that contained data from their public website. The... website has remained operational throughout this time. The department’s main website... was not affected..."
May 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Analysis of the data dump indicates that of the fifty-five thousand sets of account logins, around twenty-thousand were duplicates, and a large percentage were associated with accounts that were already suspended for violations of terms of service...
May 07, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
To many organizations, a security breach means a catastrophic failure in security signifying a breakdown in the mechanisms installed to keep the organization secure, and by its very nature represents failure. The problem with this situation is it really represents two failures...
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