A former Equifax CIO who sold his stock in the company after learning about its 2017 data breach several months before the public and government agencies were informed has been sentenced to four months in prison for insider trading. Another former Equifax executive was sentenced on similar charges last year.
Increasingly, cyber attackers are molding technology and human intelligence into blended threats that prey upon vulnerable defenses. Chester Wisniewski of Sophos lays out how organizations can become more mature in preparedness and response.
The 2019 Internet Security Threat Report takes a deep dive into insights from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network (GIN), revealing the latest trends in cyber security attacks including ransomware, formjacking, cloud security and mobile threats.
Through GIN, Symantec has established the largest civilian threat...
The number of individuals affected by a phishing-related breach disclosed in March by the Oregon Department of Human Services has nearly doubled, according to a new notification statement, which offers more details.
Bad news for anyone who might have hoped that the data breach problem was getting better. "Anecdotally, it just feels like we're seeing a massive increase recently," says Troy Hunt, the creator of the free "Have I Been Pwned?" breach-notification service. Unfortunately, he says, the problem is likely to worsen.
Organizations that want to ensure they have a solid cybersecurity strategy must ensure they rigorously pursue best practices, monitor their infrastructure, eliminate vulnerabilities as well as prepare for the worst, says Andrew Gogarty of Secon Cyber.
An Account Takeover (ATO) attack is exactly
what it sounds like: a bad actor acquires an
authorized user's login credentials, most
often by leveraging reused or similar passwords from previously breached sites.
With millions of usernames and passwords
stolen each year, ATOs are more common than
ever. Yet a...
The parent company of American Medical Collection Agency has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of a data breach affecting millions of patients. The filing provides an inside look at the "cascade of events" and financial havoc wreaked by a security incident.
Defending organizations against attackers is more challenging than ever. "The complexity and sophistication of the threats has increased," says Cisco's Mark Weir. "What we're seeing a lot of at the moment as well is intellectual property theft."
With the volume of data breaches and cyberattacks continuing to rise, organizations are increasingly relying on breach and attack simulation tools to provide more consistent and automated validation of controls, says Cymulate's Tim Ager.
Implementing new technologies and best practices can help healthcare organizations dramatically improve their detection of data breaches, says Mitch Parker, CISO of Indiana University Health System, who will be a featured speaker at ISMG's Healthcare Security Summit on June 25 in New York.
A urology practice in Ohio and an eye care provider in Indiana are among the latest victims of ransomware attacks in the healthcare sector. Some security experts suspect that such attacks are still underreported to regulators.
Data breaches, incident response and complying with the burgeoning number of regulations that have an information security impact were among the top themes at this year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London. Here are 10 of the top takeaways from the conference's keynote sessions.
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