An apparently misconfigured Amazon repository that exposed on the web medical data for approximately 150,000 patients serves as another important reminder of the need to protect cloud-based health information from being inadvertently accessible to the public.
It is said that "Data is the new oil." If that's the case, then organizations need to do a far better job inventorying and securing their wells, says Laurence Pitt of Juniper Networks. He offers insights on leveraging and securing data.
The number of information security analysts employed in the United States has topped 100,000 for the first time, according to an Information Security Media Group analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Freedom of Information requests sent to 430 U.K. local government councils by Barracuda Networks found that at least 27 percent of councils have suffered ransomware outbreaks. Thankfully, almost none have paid ransoms, and good backup practices appear widespread.
Craig Gibson of Trend Micro has spent more than a decade researching the topic of security orchestration. He offers tactical advice for how organizations can best deploy their human resources to best maximize security across the enterprise.
Securing a hybrid environment comes with inherent complexities - but there also are some misconceptions about security, says Tony Goulding of Centrify. He dispels the myths and sheds light on the new realities.
An ongoing series of Healthcare Security Readiness workshops reveals some key gaps in how healthcare organizations defend against cybercrime hacking. How should entities assess and mitigate these gaps? David Houlding of Intel shares insights.
Oracle's Joshua Brooks understands why those charged with information security compliance can, at times, be overwhelmed when they must deal with frameworks associated with PCI, HIPAA, FedRAMP, ISO 270001 and NIST 800-53, to name a few.
Facebook says hundreds of bogus profiles and group pages likely linked to Russia bought $100,000 worth of politically themed and divisive ads aimed at U.S. voters. The finding affirms the belief of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia waged a multipronged effort to disrupt the U.S. election.
Instagram is warning that more users were affected by a hack of its systems than it first suspected. While email addresses - and some phone numbers - for celebrities, including Emma Watson and Lady Gaga, appear to have been compromised, 6 million account holders in total may have been affected.
Password security guidance: Do block users from picking commonly used passwords. But to avoid a usability nightmare, don't block users from picking any password that's ever been seen in a data breach, security experts advise.