The cost of a data breach is down, say the latest Ponemon Institute study. But as the Global Payments breach shows, organizations still have many reasons to be concerned, says researcher Larry Ponemon.
The rise in hacktivism and data breaches changed the information security landscape. These incidents also influenced the content of RSA Conference 2012, says Hugh Thompson, event program committee chair.
Organizations are not taking the advanced persistent threat seriously enough, says Hord Tipton of (ISC)2. But security professionals also are not mitigating the common threats, he says. Watch the video.
Imperva would neither confirm nor deny it helped defend the Vatican website from a hacktivist assault last year, but the IT security provider's director of security, Rob Rachwald, explains how such an attack was constructed and defended.
FBI Director Robert Mueller says the bureau will apply the methods it uses to combat terrorism along with old-fashioned gumshoe practices such as infiltration of criminal networks to battle cybercriminals.