Having the right log and access management tools in place - and not all tools are used by all agencies at all times - doesn't mean that the proper authorities are alerted in a timely manner to activities that could jeopardize the nation's security.
The UK Information Commissioner's Office has fined the Glasgow City Council in Scotland Â£150,000 after the theft of two unencrypted laptops, one of which contained personal information on more than 20,000 individuals.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including Drupal.org resetting passwords after the open-source content management framework provider discovered unauthorized access to account information.
An organization's security is only as strong as that of its partners, says Mandiant Director Charles Carmakal, who offers insight on common attack trends emerging from recent data breach investigations.
A year after LinkedIn confirmed its network had been breached, reportedly exposing 6.5 million hashed passwords, the social media company is offering users the option of adopting two-factor authentication.
How could global fraudsters steal $45 million from banking institutions without being detected or stopped? It was a process breakdown, not a technology failure, says fraud expert Avivah Litan of Gartner.
A result of recent DDoS attacks targeting American banks and the lackluster OpUSA campaign against the federal government has been improved sharing of threat information, former DHS cybersecurity leader Mark Weatherford says.