Security and Privacy
Target CIO Beth Jacob has resigned in the wake of the security breach that saw hackers make off with millions of credit card details belong to its customers.
A highly critical vulnerability in a cryptographic code library has been discovered, and threatens to affect hundreds of open source packages across various Linux distributions.
Microsoft will be releasing a total of five updates for March 2014, according to the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification that was released. The relatively lightweight update consists of two "critical" updates with the final three pegged as "important."
California has launched a campaign to better educate organizations on the cyber security threats they face and steps they can take to better safeguard themselves.
Just as we get word that Target is completely reorganizing its IT security program, two more security studies confirm the vulnerabilities that many organizations face.
It would be wonderful if we could all back in time and prevent ourselves from doing anything that would release our information to any entity and prevent it from finding a life of its own in the wild. But it's too late for all but the unborn.
TSYS, a major credit card processor reported more than 21,000 Fifth Third Bank customers had filed for bankruptcy. Unfortunately none of those thousands of people actually had.
While some people will undoubtedly see this focus on the private sector as scope creep or an evasion of the government surveillance issue, I would respectfully disagree. Much of the data the U.S. government collects is from private companies, with or without their knowledge.
You don't expect to hear OpenText, SAP and SharePoint in the same product name, but that's what we have.
CEO and co-founder Scott Heiferman had apparently received an email that attempted to extort $300 from him as a condition to stop the DDoS, which promptly commenced.