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.
I remember Jan. 20, 2009, as a date of historic significance. Not only did the country see the swearing in of the first African American U.S. President, but at the same time as the country's eyes were on Washington, D.C., there was another historic event happening.
It is time to address the issue of protecting our identity and thanks to the federal government's implementation of PIV smart card credentials; we have a proven technology in place that could be leveraged for a much broader audience.
What are the new year's top trends in banking, payments and security?
Javelin Strategy & Research has just released its Top 10 Trends report for 2010. James VanDyke, president of Javelin, discusses:
Top headlines from the new report;
Biggest threats to banks, payments and security;
The "next big thing" in...
Information security is the hot career option for professionals in 2010 and beyond.
This is the prediction of David Foote of Foote Partners, the FL-based consultancy that tracks IT skills and competencies. In a look ahead at 2010 and beyond, Foote discusses:
the security careers "bubble" and how it began;
The call to aid the devastated country of Haiti came just hours after a 7.0 earthquake hit the impoverished Caribbean island on Tuesday.
Just as quickly as the tweets came in asking for donations, so too came the cyber criminals looking to divert funds from legitimate charities to their own pockets.
Malware is increasingly sophisticated, and social media are the common new venues for attacks.
These are the headlines from the latest Cisco Annual Security Report. Patrick Peterson, Cisco senior fellow, offers highlights of the report, discussing:
Top trends and threats;
The risks to specific vertical...
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...
Earlier this week, I blogged on what have been the most popular interviews I've conducted in 2009 - and there have been a lot of them.
Today I'd like to talk about my favorite interviews of the year. And there have been a magnificent seven of those.
Marcus Ranum has a unique take on the biggest information security threats to organizations and individuals.
A renowned expert in secure systems and design, Ranum, currently the CSO of Tenable Security, offers a new look at topics such as the risks of cloud computing and what he calls the myth of cyber warfare.
The 10 most significant events regarding government cybersecurity in 2009 saw its genesis with the inauguration of a Blackberry-toting chief executive, the most tech-savvy president to occupy the Oval Office.