IT Still Largely Responsible for Cyber Risks

Although information security and cyber-risk management is recognized as an enterprise-wide responsibility by many organizations, the information technology (IT) department still is seen as the front-line defense against information losses and other cyber-liability...

When Social Media Becomes Anti-Social

The typical enterprise experienced nine social media incidents, such as employees posting confidential information publicly over the past year, with nearly all suffering negative consequences, according to poll by Software security firm Symantec. About 94% of the...

A drop in hacked records points to craftier attacks, not better

Verizon Business has released its 2011 Verizon Data Breach Report [PDF], and it’s brimming with interesting statistics that are well worth a closer look by any security-minded IT worker. Among its findings: The total number of compromised records has dropped...

ALERT: Cybercrooks Target Social Networks

Cybercriminals are turning their attention to users of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, according to a new report [pdf] from IT security and data protection firm Sophos. Spam, Malware Attacks on the Rise Sophos’ Security Threat Report: 2010...