FBI Issued warning to healthcare industry to improve their cyber security, weak cyber practices can be cause of being hacked or attacked Resources of Reuters report that FBI sent private notice to healthcare companies in the industry “is not as resilient to cyber intrusions compared to the financial and retail sectors, therefore the possibility of increased cyber intrusions is likely.” Possess record hold by the healthcare companies are always a potential boon to hackers so the weak practices can be harmful in order to data robbery for example last year dell secure works defined the market ranged (the pieces of …continue reading
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Yahoo has just announced a new effort to upgrade its security, in the wake of a torrent of breaches and hacker attacks over recent months.
Yahoo’s plans include encryption of data in motion, enabling HTTPS encryption, and implementing the latest in security best practices, said Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos, who took over the job in March.
A series of attacks that began last October resulted in Yahoo’s servers being taken offsite for several days in December, forcing CEO Marissa Mayer to make a public apology. In early January, security firm Fox-IT reported Yahoo was serving malvertisements, and on Jan. 30, Yahoo reported a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts using data from a third-party database.
Users posted a laundry list of complaints about Yahoo’s service on Is It Down Right Now? going back to March 4. Some threatened to leave the service for Gmail.
Yahoo “should have done this earlier,” Sorin Mustaca, IT security expert at Avira, “but they were tackling other problems – losing users, revenue issues, losing market share — so security, as a nonfunctional requirement, was left to the end.”
Ashley Bennett Top Priority Sector: cyber_security The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has become a sponsor for the upcoming RSA Conference 2014, which is an annual event geared toward the IT security industry that offers educational sessions, speakers, social media activities, panel discussions, and exhibits for IT professionals. Read More….
A federal Inspector General has released a harsh assessment of an agency that has repeatedly failed to improve computer security even after suffering a hacking attack. The Inspector General of the Federal Election Commission today issued an independent audit report on the agency’s Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Statements. The audit identified a significant deficiency in internal controls related […]
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s auditor has released a report outlining the threats of cybersecurity breaches to state and local governments. In his report, Auditor Adam Edelenemphasizes the need for a breach notification law. He says Kentucky is one of four states that don’t require government agencies to notify people if their sensitive data has been compromised. State and local governments […]