Insights From Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report

In early spring, while many people are anticipating the return of warm weather and blue skies, the information security industry is looking forward to the release of Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Published since 2008, DBIR is a data security reference guide, playbook and bible. Global in scope, the report analyzes thousands of […]

Key Takeaways from RSA 2015

RSA 2015 drew more than 28,000 security-minded people to its latest week-long conference in San Francisco. The key takeaways from the discussions, workshops, and keynotes were highlighted by the tech, business, and mainstream press. The Associated Press coverage pointed out that attending RSA is a particularly sobering experience for those not involved in the security […]

Retail Digital Security Best Practices

The National Retail Federation recently presented Congress with a set of solutions aimed at better protecting consumers and helping businesses prevent data breaches. “We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data breach occurs,” NRF senior vice president for Government Relations David French said in a statement. “Instead, it is […]

New Retail PoS Malware Discovered

A new malware family targeting point-of-sale (PoS) systems, is infecting machines in order to scrape [payment card iinformation from memory. The malware, dubbed PoSeidon, was initially spotted by researchers from Cisco’s Security Solutions (CSS) team. PoSeidon, like most point-of-sale Trojans, scans the RAM of infected terminals for unencrypted strings that match credit card information. End-to-end […]

Has Sloppy Security Slipped Into Your Network Ecosystem?

Much has been said about Sony, and much remains to be said. But the bottom line is that Sony was a cyber attack that was simply waiting to happen. This is a company that has been repeatedly hit by malicious hackers who, angered by Sony’s approach to Digital Rights Management, were determined to wreck havoc […]

Does Your Organization Need Cyber Insurance?

News about the damage associated with the Sony breach keep coming, and is most likely going to reach new heights over the Christmas break. Meanwhile, criminals keep conducting immensely successful hack attacks against huge brands that should have the financial assets and talent to protect against breaches. Has this risk management gone very wrong — […]

The New Federal Strategic Health IT Plan

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, has issued its Strategic Health IT Plan for 2015 to 2020. The plan, developed in collaboration with more than 35 federal agencies, has five main goals: Furthering the adoption of health IT Improving the security and […]

Free Security Awareness Training for Financial Industry Executives

Security awareness will be a focus for banking regulators in 2015, with a focus on financial institutions’ C-suite executives and boards of directors. It’s likely that an in-depth refresher program will be a must for many, as new regulations are more complex and put a strong emphasis on cybersecurity preparedness. One resource that financial institutions […]

HIPAA, Health Technology Trends, and Security Threats

Most people in the U.S. say that care more about protecting the privacy of their healthcare data than they do about being able to conveniently access that information. That said, according to a recent PwC Health Research Institute report, privacy will be sacrificed to apps/services that collect and analyze personal health information. Do-it-yourself healthcare is […]

Top Cyber Security Threats and Trends for 2015

Predicting the future is easy – take a long look at what’s happening now and hit the mental fast forward button. But in 2015 the rewind button will be equally useful. We don’t have a fail-proof crystal ball but we suspect that old-school style hacktivisim will share the headlines with emerging threats against devices and […]