Banks have improved DDoS defenses, but ensuring ongoing online reliability requires a more offensive measure - one that rids the Internet of vulnerable sites that can too easily be used for bot traffic.
In this week's breach roundup, British Columbia's health minister has confirmed personal health data for millions of individuals was accessed for research purposes without authorization, and a Canadian agency lost a device containing student loan information for almost 600,000.
Gov. Nikki Haley devoted nearly 10 percent of her State of the State address to cybersecurity, responding to public outrage over a breach of South Carolina's tax system that exposed the records of nearly 4 million taxpayers.
In this newest banking fraud scheme, fraudsters use the customer service chat feature within the online banking platform to schedule fraudulent wires. How can institutions detect and prevent this scam?
As lawmakers take up cybersecurity legislation in the new Congress, the Business Roundtable reinforces its opposition to efforts by the government and business to collaborate on developing IT security best practices.
If we're at war, the fight so far is unbalanced, and the U.S. should be grateful its cyberspace adversary is Iran. "We're probably not very prepared for a virtual conflict against a really competent state, such as Russia or China," says Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki.
Like the cartoonish Kilroy peeking his head over a wall during World War II, unemployment among IT security professionals has bared its head. But don't take these stats as gospel. The data suggest 'full employment' reigns in the infosec community of workers.