SAN FRANCISCO--Hackers are getting better at what they do while the security community is not keeping up, according to preliminary results from the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigation Report released this week at the RSA Conference.
Healthcare systems in this country are under seige by external hackers and internal threats, according to new research from the SANS-Norse Healthcare Cyberthreat Report.
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One IT security firm argues that employees who put their organizations at risk of phishing attacks should be held up as examples.
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Fueled by increasing spam and hacking activity, the messaging security gateway market is forecast by Infonetics Research to reach $70 million in 2013, a 70 percent year-over-year increase.
Employees are downloading insecure "Jailbreak Jammer" apps that enable them to access the corporate network with a jailbroken smartphone, warns Marble Security Labs
Several recent studies have shown that the largest obstacle to the adoption of cloud-based computing is the fear of data security. Those fears are often justified, says Bill Hackenberger, CEO of High Cloud Security. But equally disturbing is the large number of organizations that believe their data is safe and hacker-proof just because someone is watching over it.
For a highly readable overview of the $45 million ATM heist that was revealed last week, take a look at an article by Adrianne Jeffries at The Verge. Jeffries connects the dots between the dozens of thieves who simultaneously ripped off ATMs around the world and the computer hackers who are suspected of setting up the scam.
Last week's disclosure by The New York Times that Chinese hackers had infiltrated its computer systems offers a sharp lesson in cyber defense. Instead of kicking out the hackers when they were first discovered, the company kept an eye on them long enough to follow their trail.