A legion of data exposures have occurred over the past year, with many affected companies not only being forced to address customer and investor concerns, but also pay fines and adhere to prolonged sets of requirements administered by the Federal Trade Commission. So just how is news of such breaches, exposures and possible thefts affecting the way organizations — large and small — focus on information security plans?
Two U.S. senators on Monday introduced a bipartisan bill that would lower the threshold for what constitutes a cybercrime, while providing law enforcement with additional funds to investigate and prosecute offenders.
A joint McAfee and National Cyber Security Alliance study, released today to kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month, reports that while 98 percent of 378 respondents believe keeping security software up to date is important, less than half – 48 percent – of their computers had not been updated in the past month.
The malware underworld grew more complex during the first half of 2007, despite a decrease in the number of disclosed vulnerabilities, according to statistics provided by IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force Labs.