"Iran's intelligence operations against the United States, including cyber capabilities, have dramatically increased in recent years in depth and complexity," National Intelligence Director James Clapper says.
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.
The University of Hawaii has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit involving data breaches affecting about 96,000. It agreed to provide those affected two years of free credit monitoring and credit restoration services.
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.
Security and privacy officers for global organizations can expect increased work in protecting customer data if a proposed regulation introduced before the European Commission becomes law, cyber and privacy lawyer Francoise Gilbert says.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' effort to expand use of smart phones and tablets won't pick up speed until after it implements an enterprisewide mobile device management system to monitor the devices, says CIO Roger Baker.
"It's a crime like no other crime," says James Ratley, president of the ACFE, describing fraud. "There was not a gun involved, there was not a knife; there was in many cases a ballpoint pen or a computer."
"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.
The hacker group Anonymous claims it's responsible for denial of service attacks on U.S. Justice Department websites after federal authorities shut down file-sharing websites, including Megaupload.com, and arrested some of its leaders.