LinkedIn's failure to comply with long standing industry standard encryption protocols jeopardized its users' PII, and diminished the value of the services, the class action federal lawsuit filed in northern California says.
A successful effort to build a corporate culture that values privacy should be built on ideas that come from the rank-and-file staff in all departments, says Jan Hillier, a specialist in managing change.
The online dating website eHarmony has warned a "small fraction" of its users of a June 6 breach that likely exposed hashed passwords. Whether the incident is related to a LinkedIn breach has not been confirmed.
The social network Myspace has settled with the Federal Trade Commission over misrepresenting its privacy policies by sharing personally identifiable information with advertisers without first getting permission from users.
Creating a more trusted Internet ecosystem should help all types of enterprises and leaders implement identity management solutions that extend beyond usernames and passwords, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says.
As enterprises spend frugally on IT security, cybercriminals aren't, and that presents big problems for organizations working feverishly to secure their digital assets, says Steve Durbin, global vice president of the Information Security Forum.