Even the brightest technologists aren't immune from cyber-attacks. Just ask Facebook. The social-media company says it fell victim to a sophisticated attack in which an exploit allowed malware to be installed on employees' laptops.
Security threats to healthcare organizations are on the rise - and so are regulatory requirements. Kim Singletary of McAfee discusses the top breach prevention and response challenges for healthcare organizations in 2013.
We've seen user-driven trends such as BYOD before, says Kevin Flynn of Fortinet. And if organizations remember past security lessons, they will avoid falling prey to mistakes that could lead to breaches.
The compromise of hundreds of payment cards, apparently tied to fraud worldwide, has been linked to a network hack affecting an Arizona supermarket chain. And the attack involved a new kind of malware, the chain says.
"We felt that it was very important to come out with this and say this was how easy it is for them to break into any U.S. company, and here's how they're doing it," The New York Times' Nicole Perlroth says.
A quick glance at a new survey suggests that businesses care more about protecting the privacy of their customers than governments do about their citizens. That's what the numbers say. But the numbers don't necessarily tell the whole story.