FireEye president Kevin Mandia, whose company was called in by Sony to do incident response after last year's unprecedented hack, is convinced that North Korea was responsible for the attack, even though he's aware there are doubters out there.
Centrify is unveiling a new cloud-based service to help businesses manage privileged accounts in a way the company said could prevent attacks like those that targeted Sony and Anthem.
Huntsman, a subsidiary of Australian IT security company Tier-3, Thursday announced its entrance to the U.S. market where it hopes to challenge entrenched security and event management competitors. Huntsman unveiled new tech squarely positioned to capitalize on a trend seeing C-level execs demand more actionable insight regarding IT threats.
The Open Interconnect Consortium and the AllSeen Alliance are both generating traction in a quest to become the primary IoT standard.
Was Sony partly responsible for its recent security breach that resulted in the capture of hoards of sensitive data?
At least Sony is owning up to the fact that they really haven't improved the cybersecurity or incident response plan over the ensuring three years. Oh wait, that must be another multinational conglomerate I'm thinking of.
Experience has shown that companies who are upfront about data breaches are able to repair the damage to their reputations quicker and get the word out to affected parties faster. Sony has yet to learn this lesson, despite having ample experience to learn from.
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Like Sony before it, Target did not have a chief information security officer overseeing security prior to its massive data breach that compromised 40 million credit and debit card accounts, and personal information on 70 million more shoppers, in November and December of last year.
The recent data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, and their slow responses, underscore the need for a national data breach notification law.