Active market for healthcare records looms as newest cyber threat 

Offers to sell patient records with protected health information on the “Dark Web” market represent a new level of threat for healthcare organizations trying to protect health information, offering further monetary inducement to hackers trying to access records.The addition of a new potential for profiting from hacking could increase the “demand” side of the equation[…]

Two-thirds of UK businesses hit by cyber security breaches, but directors remain unaware

Two thirds of large UK businesses are hit by cyber security attacks, according to a government sponsored report. Two-thirds of FTSE companies admit they have been hit by a cyber breach or attack in the past year, but half of boardrooms only hear about cyber risks occasionally or when there is an incident, according to a  government[…]

6 Steps To Survive a Cyber Attack — Campus Technology

Like corporations, universities and colleges have copious amounts of data to protect. But campuses are not corporations. They’re more like little cities, providing an array of services and functions. “We have an enormous range and variety of confidential information and that makes it very challenging to secure,” said Michael Corn, deputy CIO for Library and[…]

A retailer’s guide to cyber security 

In recent times, mobile smart devices and cloud-based platforms have been the predominant sources of new security challenges and have received the majority of attention by businesses.Their proliferation has rapidly produced ‘perfect storm’ conditions, with the traditional security models and practices in place unable to keep pace with emerging threats. Added to this, the importance and[…]

Report: logged 316 cybersecurity incidents

The web portal used by millions of consumers to get health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law has logged more than 300 cybersecurity incidents and remains vulnerable to hackers, nonpartisan congressional investigators said Wednesday.The Government Accountability Office said none of the 316 security incidents appeared to have led to the release of sensitive data on[…]

Risk management key to cyber security, says Bank of England CISO

Risk management is a vital component of any cyber security strategy, security experts told the European Information Security Summit 2016 in London.And having a strategy is important, they said, because cyber criminals have a strategy – of using all available means to achieve their aims.“But cyber risk is not about technology alone; it is also[…]

Cyber Monday Sales Hit $3 Billion; Target’s Site Overwhelmed

Cyber Monday finished strong, with Adobe estimating a 12% gain to a record $2.98 billion. And for the full holiday weekend, it says online sales jumped 15% to $11 billion. IBM Watson is reporting an even stronger day, with a 17.3% increase in Cyber Monday sales, and an average order of $126.87.An impressive amount of[…]