In one of the largest health information breaches reported so far this year, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in South Carolina has notified 400,000 of an incident involving the theft of a desktop computer from an employee's car.
As a report of one of the worst digital assaults against the Pentagon surfaces, Deputy Secretary William Lynn III unveils a new Defense Department cyberspace strategy in which the Pentagon will more actively defend military and defense industry systems and networks.
By leveraging infrastructure that exists, a DoD-DHS-private sector cyber pilot suggests the nation can provide substantial additional protections across its critical infrastructure for only a fractional increase in cost.
Now that the FFIEC's updated online authentication guidance is out, banking institutions need to move forward in preparation for 2012 compliance, says Julie McNelley, banking fraud analyst for Aite Group.
So far, 66 banks and credit unions have failed in 2011. In comparison, 100 institutions had failed by this time in 2010. The FDIC's 'Problem Institutions' list also shows signs of leveling off for the first time since 2008.
Often allies, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joseph Lieberman, ID-Conn., find themselves at odds over McCain's call for the establishment of a temporary Select Committee on Cybersecurity and Electronic Intelligence Leaks.
"We infiltrated a server on their network that basically had no security measures in place," according to the posting of the hacking group. "We were able to run our own application, which turned out to be a shell and began plundering some booty."