An HHS inspector general report on the shortcomings of a government contractor's USB drive security practices is a reminder of why all healthcare organizations need to control the use of mobile storage media and ports.
To prevent leaks, the National Security Agency is considering a number of measures, including reducing the number of systems administrators it employs, Director Keith Alexander tells a House committee.
The participation of Microsoft and other software vendors in an operation to take down 1,400 Citadel botnets illustrates why more public-private collaboration is needed to tackle emerging cybercrimes, operation participants say.
National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander declined to say that the agency would stop using contractors in top secret IT positions to prevent a leak such as the one that exposed NSA programs to collect metadata on American citizens.
Another organized cyber-attack and subsequent cash-out scheme illustrates increasing risks to the U.S. payments chain. One fraud expert says this trend "is of grave concern" for banking institutions and their accountholders.
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.