2011 has offered quite a number of tough lessons for security professionals. Here at (ISC)2, where security education is our focus, the close of another year raises the old teacher's question: "What have we learned, class?"
Calif.-based grocer Save Mart confirms dozens of reports by employees and customers about account compromises linked to the merchant's recent breach. Are these incidents linked to a larger, organized crime ring?
It's a corporate account takeover scheme - with a twist. The scam involves money mules and distributed denial of service attacks. "This is an entirely different scenario," says Mike Smith of Akamai Technologies.
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.
Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Trade Commission to look into a new practice in which credit agencies keep estimates of individuals' personal information such as medication use and personal income from consumers.