Imagine if the shutdown of Wikipedia was involuntary, taken down by politically minded hackers, and not an intentional act of protest. What's the message of the blackout beyond the protest over anti-piracy legislation?
IT security provider Symantec says it identified multiple publisher identifications on the Android Market that are being used to push out Android.Counterclank, which it characterizes as a bot-like threat that can receive commands to carry out certain actions, as well as steal information from the device.
People, as much as anything else, are a critical aspect of information risk management, and businesses and government agencies must monitor employees - and educate them, as well - to thwart a potential threat from within.
"Accountability for security and privacy in public cloud deployments cannot be delegated to a cloud provider and remains an obligation for the organization to fulfill," NIST Computer Scientist Tim Grance says.
One reason why encryption is not more broadly used in healthcare is that so many organizations lack an updated risk assessment that identifies the role the technology can play in improving security, says attorney Amy Leopard.
Bringing Your Own Device raises jitters among employers, who worry about exposing or losing sensitive data, and employees, who fret about their bosses spying on them. Despite these anxieties, the trend will continue because that's what people want.