The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.
Initial reports suggested that Russian hackers could behind an attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other U.S. banks. While it's still far from clear who the culprits are, experts discuss the potential hacking motivations of a nation-state.
FS-ISAC has issued a white paper with tips on streamlining third-party software risk assessments. One member of a new working group explains why the adoption of standard security controls is so critical.
South Carolina's Revenue Department went nearly a year without a chief information security officer before its tax system was hacked this summer. The agency's chief says the state couldn't find a qualified candidate for the job that pays $100,000 a year.
The guidance discusses methods, techniques and best practices for the sanitization of target data on different media types and risk-based approaches organizations can apply to establish and maintain a media sanitization program.
Know what scares security expert John Pescatore the most? The image of a remote employee sitting a home office or public setting, plugging into an unsecured network, accessing critical data via a personal laptop or PDA.
Organizations have never had so many security risks in so many remote locations, says Pescatore,...
Jobs in information security -- including architects, analysts and administrators with hot skills and competencies -- are among the IT opportunities offering the most employment security in the current economy.
This is the news from Foote Partners, LLC, a Florida-based research consultancy that focuses on IT...
Interviews Shed Light on Topics of Unique Interest to Banking/Security Executives
The annual RSA Conference is a showplace for the who's who of security solutions vendors. The event showroom is lined with scores of the industry's leading vendors - no one individual could hope to see them all.
So, the Information...
In stepping up the fight against cyber crime, Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has a simple request: Send some of your best & brightest employees to help the government's efforts.
"We want your ideas, insights and I daresay your employees," Chertoff told the crowd in a...