While the overall numbers seem relatively small when the entire universe of cyber incidents is considered, they suggest the IT systems that control the critical infrastructure America's economy and society rely on to function are increasingly at risk.
Learning how alleged fraudsters hacked systems and traded in stolen credit- and debit-card numbers can help organizations take steps to protect their customers' and stakeholders' sensitive information.
The IRS's monitoring of its systems focused mostly on Federal Information Security Management Act and National Institute of Standards and Technology requirements, which aren't intended to assure the integrity of financial reporting, the GAO says.
The initial 20 HIPAA compliance audits found that more organizations had trouble with security compliance than privacy compliance, an analysis by federal officials shows. Learn about the other findings.
"This is about preparing the battlefield for another type of covert action," a former high-ranking U.S. intelligence official says. "Cyber collection against the Iranian program is way further down the road than this."
LinkedIn contends it had on staff world-class security experts when nearly 6.5 million members' hashed passwords were pilfered, although the social media company has neither a chief information officer nor chief information security officer.
Brokers and insurers have upped their marketing efforts to get enterprises to purchase cyber insurance, even though policies could be risky for sellers and buyers. See 10 considerations you should mull before buying cyber insurance.
Georgia Tech Research Institute is beta testing a malware intelligence system that research scientist Chris Smoak contends will help corporate and government security officials share information about the attacks they confront.