Zappos was quick to communicate after discovering a data breach impacting 24 million customers. But did the online retailer respond appropriately, or make some missteps in its haste to notify? Francoise Gilbert of the IT Law Group gives a mixed review.
Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt recognizes the need to battle online piracy to protect U.S. intellectual property but contends legislation before Congress to do just that would unacceptably curtail Internet freedom and increase cybersecurity risks.
Cyberhackers are increasing their efforts to target online credentials. And phishing attacks waged against accountholders at Chase in the U.S. and Barclays in the U.K. have made it clear that banking accounts are the target.
Steven VanRoekel says the mobile revolution will fundamentally change the way the federal government serves the public and its employees. But in outlining the Federal Mobile Strategy, the federal CIO hardly mentions security and privacy.
A breach is a disaster, says business continuity specialist Ken Schroeder. So organizing an effective breach-response team does not require a reinvention of the wheel. What it does require is a holistic approach.
Save Mart, the Modesto, Calif.-based grocery chain, now confirms that skimming devices are to blame for the data breach believed to have exposed hundreds of consumer accounts to debit and credit card fraud.
Edward DeMarco Jr. of the Risk Management Association understands the regulatory challenges financial institutions will face in 2012. But to overcome those hurdles, improved communication is needed across the enterprise.