A Congressman is citing the recent theft of an unencrypted laptop containing health information on 616 veterans as evidence that the Department of Veterans Affairs is not doing enough to protect information.
The Treasury Department blamed a cloud computing provider for the disruption of its website that provides the Internet face of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the agency that prints United States currency.
Listen to a round up of GovInfoSecurity.com's most fascinating content created in April, including:
Beyond Firewalls and Encryption: FAA Infosec Pilot Showcases Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Peter Mell: Speeding Cloud Adoption Through New FedRAMP Initiative
Bob Maley: Why I Spoke Publicly About Cyber...
Alex Cox, Research Consultant and Principal Analyst, NetWitness
Alex Cox, a research consultant and principal analyst at the IT security firm NetWitness, discovered last month the Kneber botnet, a variant of the ZueS Trojan that he says has infested 75,000 systems in 2,500 corporate and governmental organizations...
Let's give BlueCross and BlueShield of Tennessee some credit for acknowledging that it has spent more than $7 million so far dealing with the aftermath of the theft of 57 unencrypted hard drives from a call center.
That breathtaking sum makes it crystal clear that potential data breaches have huge business...
It's hard to place a value on an intrusion detection system until you see the system in action. CIO Charles Christian at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., recently discovered just how worthwhile his intrusion detection investment really is.
Malicious criminal attacks have doubled, and the average cost of a data breach has increased to $204 per compromised record.
These are the headlines from the 5th annual "Cost of a Data Breach" study by the Ponemon Institute.
How prepared is the financial services industry in the event of a cyber attack?
The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), a national industry forum, will conduct Cyber Attack Against Payment Processes (CAPP), an exercise to measure the ability of financial institutions, payment...
The breach is the latest of many cyber assaults that have plagued the space agency, which experienced 1,200 security incidents in 2007 and 2008, resulting in the installation of malicious code and unauthorized access to sensitive information.