As far as Dr. Giles Hogben of ENISA is concerned, now might be the golden opportunity for information security experts to influence the security and privacy measures that may help define Internet safety for the next decade or beyond.
Dan Waddell of Tantus Technologies says giving back to the community is every information security professional's responsibility. And with the insurgence of cybercrime affecting all walks of life, now is the ideal time to get started.
Bank of America, a pioneer in mobile banking, says mobile is hot, but it also opens financial institutions to unknown risks. What proactive steps should banks and credit unions take to ensure they're ready?
In addition to the negative publicity associated with being included on the federal tally of major health information breaches, some organizations are experiencing yet another impact of breaches: class action lawsuits.
Ongoing HIPAA compliance training is key to breach prevention, says Terrell Herzig of UAB Medicine. Yet many healthcare organizations are lacking in their efforts, according to results from the Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
Virtual Radiologic Professionals, LLC notified individuals about a stolen laptop taken from an employee's car. By corporate policy, the laptop's hard drive was supposed to be encrypted, but something went wrong.
To win support for information security spending, IT security professionals need to refine how they make their case to senior executives, says Christopher Paidhrin, security compliance officer at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Here's how.
A wave of security breaches serves as a catalyst for all types of organizations to assess the need for cyber insurance. Here's the story of one institution that saw the threat and took out a $10 million policy.
Results from HealthcareInfoSecurity's inaugural survey show regulatory compliance being the No. 1 information security priority for the coming year. What steps should organizations start taking before regulatory audits begin?
ACH fraud victim Mark Patterson says small businesses like his welcome improved online security measures from banking institutions. But is the new FFIEC Authentication Guidance sufficient? Patterson says no.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a letter, informed Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of his decision to bring cybersecurity legislation to the floor during the first work period of 2012 legislative session.
Banks and credit unions are feverishly working to meet the FFIEC's authentication compliance deadline next year. But experts say institutions should be looking beyond the guidance, by making investments in cross-channel fraud detection.
Sutter Health, an integrated delivery system that was in the process of encrypting all its desktop computers, reports that a device that had not yet been encrypted was recently stolen, affecting more than 4.2 million patients.