ISMG Week in Review for Fri., March 18, 2011
A roundup of this week's top news: Hackers target RSA's SecurID products. Also, Japan's nuclear crisis: What do you need to know? Plus: New Health Net breach may be biggest ever.Here's some of this week's most compelling content from Information Security Media Group, publisher of BankInfoSecurity.com, GovInfoSecurity.com and HealthcareInfoSecurity.com:
- Hackers Target RSA's SecurID Products - Executive Chairman Art Coviello says an attack categorized as an advanced persistent threat has resulted in data being extracted from RSA's IT systems, potentially reducing the effectiveness of current, two-factor authentication.
- Japan's Crisis: What You Need to Know - Disaster recovery expert Regina Phelps says Japan's nuclear emergency puts local citizens at risk, but organizations globally can learn from the crisis. "I hope that all of us look at this and ask, 'What can I do to be better prepared?'"
- Health Net Faces Another Investigation - A second California state agency has launched an investigation into insurer Health Net's recent information breach incident that may have affected 1.9 million individuals nationwide.