As hack attacks, such as the breach of Anthem Inc., become more common, it's more critical than ever for organizations to carry out an "adaptive defense model" to protect sensitive information, says Dave Merkel, chief technology officer at FireEye.
The Anthem breach, which possibly started with a phishing campaign, is a prime example of how hackers are perfecting their schemes to target key employees who have access to valued information, says Dave Jevans of the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
Ten state attorneys general have criticized Anthem Inc. for being too slow to communicate with those affected by its massive data breach. But the health insurer says it will post details Feb. 13 on how victims can enroll for certain free services.
President Obama twice threatened to veto info sharing bills sponsored by Rep. Mike McCaul. So when the Texas Republican backs the Democratic president's plan for a cyberthreat intelligence center, you've got to think it's a great idea. Maybe, maybe not.
Financial institutions are key indicators for understanding the near-term future for any organization. Why? Because cyber thieves take the Willie Sutton view in that they know "that's where the money is." While cyber crime is clearly not limited to financial institutions, as evidenced by recent attacks to Target,...
Demand for flexible and secure collaborative workplaces that extend beyond enterprise walls is increasingly on the rise. Mobile workers, partners, and suppliers working together must have access to vital project-centric documents. These same documents are and should always be considered corporate assets. and not the...
In today's challenging marketplace, businesses across every industry are scrambling to find a competitive advantage. What many of them fail to realize, however, is that the solution to the many issues they face is already right inside their four walls: It's the wealth of insight that's trapped within the structured...
The Obama administration has announced creation of a federal agency to analyze information culled from other agencies to battle cyberthreats to the government and the private sector. But the action is already drawing criticism.
In the wake of the cyber-attack against Anthem Inc., New York's Department of Financial Services has announced plans to conduct cybersecurity assessments of insurers doing business in the state. Experts say other states may follow New York's lead.
Anthem believes that the breach that has exposed up to 80 million individuals' information possibly began after a handful of employees fell victim to a phishing attack. Other attackers appear to be using the breach as a lure for their own phishing campaigns.
New business continuity guidelines from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council paint a more detailed picture of the cybersecurity initiatives banks and credit unions will be asked about during upcoming IT examinations.
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As state insurance commissioners and attorneys general launch investigations into health insurer Anthem's data breach, a U.S. Senate committee is examining the healthcare industry's preparedness for mitigating cyberthreats.
Not wanting to "let a good crisis go to waste," White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is using health insurer Anthem's massive data breach to promote the Obama administration's cybersecurity initiatives.
As health insurer Anthem's breach investigation progresses, some news reports are already pointing the finger at Chinese hackers as the possible culprits. But in this early stage of the investigation, security experts urge skepticism about attribution.