Lawsuits claiming infringements on information security technology patents could become more common as the value of the technology increases in light of the need to prevent breaches, says attorney James Denaro, who leads the intellectual property practice at the CipherLaw Group.
The Department of Homeland Security is offering managed cybersecurity services free of charge as an incentive to get financially strapped local, state and territorial governments to adopt the cybersecurity framework.
Target Corp. confirms that the December breach that affected 40 million credit and debit cards, along with personal information on up to 70 million customers, had a major impact on the company's earnings in the fourth quarter of 2013.
In light of the critical shortage of information security professionals, organizations must strive to become a "center for security excellence" to successfully recruit the specialists they need, says analyst John Oltsik of Enterprise Strategy Group.
Bitcoin-trading website Mt.Gox was taken offline abruptly as of late Monday, Feb. 24. The news raises concerns about the viability of the online virtual currency as well as security issues associated with Bitcoin.