Big data isn't about size, says Gartner's Neil MacDonald. It's much bigger: Big data is about volume, velocity, variety and complexity, and requires new approaches on how information is used to secure digital assets.
FTC settlement agreements in two cases involving data exposed on peer-to-peer networks offer a reminder of the risks involved in using the networks. Social Security numbers, healthcare information and other personal details were exposed.
The online dating website eHarmony has warned a "small fraction" of its users of a June 6 breach that likely exposed hashed passwords. Whether the incident is related to a LinkedIn breach has not been confirmed.
An attorney, mortgage broker, loan processor and loan originator have been indicted for the roles they allegedly played in a fraud scheme involving at least 35 mortgage loans worth more than $16.2 million.
In response to Congress' request for additional information, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has changed its story about how it found out about a July 2011 breach affecting its Thrift Savings Plan.
IT security practitioners realize much value from the monthly cybersecurity index created a year ago by Mukul Pareek and Dan Geer. Why? They benefit from knowing how others see the evolving threat environment.
Mobile security threats can be managed through testing and strategic risk-mitigation strategies, says Keith Gordon, who oversees authentication and security strategies for Bank of America's consumer online and mobile banking units.