One takeaway from the $1-billion-plus verdict against Android-maker Samsung for infringing Apple patents is that the users of infringed technology also could be held legally liable, patent attorney Jim Denaro says.
Preparing for an exam to assess FFIEC Authentication Guidance conformance can be daunting. But according to one bank's experience, it doesn't have to be. What words of advice does this institution share?
By combining responsible management, risk management and compliance functions and internal audits, organizations will go far in securing their data and systems, says PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner Carolyn Holcomb.
Understanding threats and identifying modern attacks in their early stages is key to preventing subsequent compromises, and proactively sharing information among organizations is an increasingly effective way to identify them.
The benefits from employing social media as a way to connect with stakeholders outweigh the risks, says David Bradford, the editor of a new survey of risk managers. Still, he says, the risks must be adequately addressed.
"We find it hard to believe that there are any reasons or basis to oppose this legislation," presidential counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. "I'm just very puzzled as to why individuals would oppose this."
Whether intentional or not, software features have the potential to leak sensitive information, corrupt data or reduce system availability. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's latest guidance aims to help organizations minimize vulnerabilities.