Lawsuits claiming infringements on information security technology patents could become more common as the value of the technology increases in light of the need to prevent breaches, says attorney James Denaro, who leads the intellectual property practice at the CipherLaw Group.
The Department of Homeland Security is offering managed cybersecurity services free of charge as an incentive to get financially strapped local, state and territorial governments to adopt the cybersecurity framework.
Target Corp. confirms that the December breach that affected 40 million credit and debit cards, along with personal information on up to 70 million customers, had a major impact on the company's earnings in the fourth quarter of 2013.
While most organizations are focusing on compliance, they are ignoring basic human-factor security risks that technology cannot fix, says Hord Tipton, executive director of the International Systems Security Certification Consortium, better known as (ISC)Â².
While massive DDoS attacks were dominant in 2013, this year, smaller application-layer attacks going after such things as log-in pages and password files are far more common, says Rich Bolstridge, chief strategist, financial services, at Akamai Technologies.
In light of the critical shortage of information security professionals, organizations must strive to become a "center for security excellence" to successfully recruit the specialists they need, says analyst John Oltsik of Enterprise Strategy Group.