Gartner's Peter Firstbrook, to illustrate the vulnerability of IT systems, cites research that pegs at about 400 days the average time a targeted virus remains undetected on a computer. And, he says, that doesn't speak highly of the current offerings from security vendors.
LinkedIn contends it had on staff world-class security experts when nearly 6.5 million members' hashed passwords were pilfered, although the social media company has neither a chief information officer nor chief information security officer.
Howard Schmidt takes exception with aspects of our blog that addresses his position in the White House hierarchy and relationship with agencies' chief information security officers. Here's his response.
The ISO 22301 standard for business continuity has been issued. What do organizations need to consider as they implement the new standard? Lyndon Bird of the Business Continuity Institute offers insight.
Brokers and insurers have upped their marketing efforts to get enterprises to purchase cyber insurance, even though policies could be risky for sellers and buyers. See 10 considerations you should mull before buying cyber insurance.
Schmidt, speaking at the Gartner Security Summit, reflected on his tenure as a special assistant to the president, including his role promoting an international cybersecurity strategy, online trusted identities initiative and IT security education.
Federal authorities have charged a Dutch hacker for the role he played in an elaborate scheme that targeted POS systems and networks to steal credit card details that were later sold on websites for fraudulent purposes.
Global Payments Inc., the breached payments processor, now says the scope of its self-discovered data breach may be broader than initially reported and involve personal data collected from merchant customers.