Verisign Inc. may have followed the letter of the law when revealing a series of breaches in an SEC filing. But the company that assures the flow of a hefty portion of Internet traffic should have been more forthright to ease the minds of its various constituencies.
Verisign, operator of two of the 13 root name servers that route traffic on the Internet, has revealed that outsiders attacked its computer network several times in 2010, but top management did not learn of the incidents until September 2011.
Establishing an effective security incident response program is a key component of an information risk management strategy. And NIST has issued draft guidelines to help organizations implement such a program.
The hacking group Anonymous Brazil has targeted the websites of several of Brazil's top financial institutions, including Banco Bradesco and Banco do Brasil, with distributed denial-of-service attacks, leaving the sites in the dark, the Associated Press reports.
Organizations that have experienced a breach report that three lessons they learned were to limit the amount of personal information collected, limit sharing data with third parties and limit the amount of data stored, a new survey shows.
"Iran's intelligence operations against the United States, including cyber capabilities, have dramatically increased in recent years in depth and complexity," National Intelligence Director James Clapper says.
Imagine if the shutdown of Wikipedia was involuntary, taken down by politically minded hackers, and not an intentional act of protest. What's the message of the blackout beyond the protest over anti-piracy legislation?
The University of Hawaii has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit involving data breaches affecting about 96,000. It agreed to provide those affected two years of free credit monitoring and credit restoration services.
What are the critical steps that IT security professionals should take in the aftermath of a breach? CEO Micky Tripathi of The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative offers eight practical lessons based on his breach resolution experience.
Security and privacy officers for global organizations can expect increased work in protecting customer data if a proposed regulation introduced before the European Commission becomes law, cyber and privacy lawyer Francoise Gilbert says.
Bringing Your Own Device raises jitters among employers, who worry about exposing or losing sensitive data, and employees, who fret about their bosses spying on them. Despite these anxieties, the trend will continue because that's what people want.