Establishing an effective security incident response program is a key component of an information risk management strategy. And NIST has issued draft guidelines to help organizations implement such a program.
The hacking group Anonymous Brazil has targeted the websites of several of Brazil's top financial institutions, including Banco Bradesco and Banco do Brasil, with distributed denial-of-service attacks, leaving the sites in the dark, the Associated Press reports.
Organizations that have experienced a breach report that three lessons they learned were to limit the amount of personal information collected, limit sharing data with third parties and limit the amount of data stored, a new survey shows.
"Iran's intelligence operations against the United States, including cyber capabilities, have dramatically increased in recent years in depth and complexity," National Intelligence Director James Clapper says.
Imagine if the shutdown of Wikipedia was involuntary, taken down by politically minded hackers, and not an intentional act of protest. What's the message of the blackout beyond the protest over anti-piracy legislation?
IT security provider Symantec says it identified multiple publisher identifications on the Android Market that are being used to push out Android.Counterclank, which it characterizes as a bot-like threat that can receive commands to carry out certain actions, as well as steal information from the device.
The University of Hawaii has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit involving data breaches affecting about 96,000. It agreed to provide those affected two years of free credit monitoring and credit restoration services.
What are the critical steps that IT security professionals should take in the aftermath of a breach? CEO Micky Tripathi of The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative offers eight practical lessons based on his breach resolution experience.