Here are some of the common misconceptions about data loss prevention that could be harming rather than helping your DLP program.
Victims of the TRICARE breach have experience financial fraud, leading to an amended complaint filed against the Defense Department.
With the April 18 tax deadline looming, security isn't top-of-mind for the employees in your finance, audit and operations departments.
Data breaches cost organizations $7.2 million on average in 2010, up seven percent from $6.8 million the previous year, according to a new study.
Protecting health data becomes more difficult in a socially networked world, but blocking access to these popular sites is being met with dissent, a panel of health care CISOs said Wednesday at the RSA Conference.
More than traditional crime, natural disasters and terrorism, the security threat that enterprise IT departments are most concerned with is cybercrime, according to a study by Symantec.
Compliance management vendor Trustwave announced on Tuesday the acquisition of data encryption vendor BitArmor. Trustwave plans to integrate BitArmor's file- and full-disk encryption technology into its current data leakage prevention and endpoint security solution to help clients comply with regulations that are increasing the demand for encryption. Meanwhile, Symantec on Tuesday announced plans to buy Gideon Technologies, provider of IT risk automation, to better serve public-sector customers. Terms of both deals were not disclosed. — AM
Security budgets are holding their own - even in the toughest economy since the Great Depression, reports Illena Armstrong.
Can security be better in the cloud? Experts believe it can, reports Deb Radcliff.
Just 40 percent of respondents in a recent survey said all of their organizations sensitive data is adequately secured.
Retailers need to check their list twice to ensure the proper security measures are in place.
Seventy-nine percent of federal government IT executives surveyed recently said unstructured data increases the security risk within their organization.
A bill now under consideration by the U.S. House requires peer-to-peer providers to tell users when they are sharing files that all can see.
A leaked document contained the names, Social Security numbers, home phone numbers and home addresses of 463 soldiers.
Hundreds of thousands of members of a pharmacy benefit management firm may have had their information exposed to extortionists.
Privacy advocates are questioning a provision of the new health care breach notification rule, which states that organizations only need to alert victims if they believe disclosure of the information "poses some harm."
Data security vendor Trustwave on Wednesday announced the acquisition of data leakage prevention vendor Vericept.
Industrial giant DuPont has been hit again by a malicious insider.
New breach notification mandates for health care organizations were promulgated this week, just as $1.2 billion became available to facilitate the move to digital medical records.
Eighty percent of organizations use real data during application testing and development, but most are not confident about their ability to protect it, according to a survey released Tuesday.
The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial-of-service.
If security budgets go up next year, pros will be using the additional cash to buy application security and DLP technologies, a new study shows.
Three months ago after an Army order lifted the ban on certain social networking sites, the Department of Defense said it is again questioning whether it should restrict access to popular web destinations.
Also found: a listing of the locations of all U.S. nuclear facilities and a document containing the personal information of hundreds of thousands of U.S. military members.
First Medical Management, a health care services provider in California, found a simple way to protect patient records and hospital data, reports Greg Masters
Most health care organizations do not have data loss prevention technologies or a CISO, while, for many, tight security budgets and required third-party interactions pose additional challenges, according to a new study by Deloitte.
CEOs often have a rosier view of data protection in their organization than other executives, according to a study released Wednesday by the Ponemon Institute and security vendor Ounce Labs.
A researcher at IBM has developed a way to analyze encrypted data without decoding it.
Information security presents a unique set of challenges, but it also can enable business, a new Microsoft survey says.
Eighty percent of CISOs believe their company's own employees and contractors are the greatest threat to company data, according to a new study.