Despite what's now been a two-month break from hacktivists' DDoS attacks on banks, we can expect more assaults from Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters. And this next wave should concern us all. Here's why.
A side benefit of consolidating the military's 15,000 networks is the need for fewer systems administrators. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that should help diminish the insider threat.
Here are some questions we'd like to ask the former systems administrator at the National Security Agency to learn more about the motivation behind his leak of the U.S. government's top-secret information collection programs.
The federal government has identified dozens of cases of alleged falsification of reports submitted by investigators - federal employees and contractors - examining individuals being considered for security clearances.
National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander declined to say that the agency would stop using contractors in top secret IT positions to prevent a leak such as the one that exposed NSA programs to collect metadata on American citizens.
Regulations initially cause organizations to spend more funds on data breaches, but eventually those rules could save enterprises money, the Ponemon Institute's Larry Ponemon says in analyzing his latest study on breach costs.
A result of recent DDoS attacks targeting American banks and the lackluster OpUSA campaign against the federal government has been improved sharing of threat information, former DHS cybersecurity leader Mark Weatherford says.
A House panel establishes a bipartisan supply chain working group to explore the federal government's role in helping industry assure that IT and telecommunications wares they buy abroad are safe from exploits.
"Organizations have to be able to develop their security plans that really talk to their specific mission," National Institute of Standards and Technology's Ron Ross says. "The overlay concept is introduced to allow that specialization."
A key difference between state-sponsored espionage and organized criminals or hacktivists is the level of persistence and determination to break through defenses. Here's advice from security experts on defending against nation-state attacks.
Payment data and personal information are both attractive targets for criminals, says breach investigator Erin Nealy Cox of forensics firm Stroz Friedberg. Learn why she says card data isn't the only lucrative target.