Public Sector News: Facing cybersecurity threats with analytics

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Cyber threats are as prominent an issue in today's digital world as ever. Just this past week, news of another major leak of sensitive information sprouted up. There are still significant dangers in the real world as well, such as the recent flooding in Sochi, ...
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Google overhaul privacy settings, but sceptics unconvinced

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Questions remain over what the search engine knows about you. Google has both simplified and amplified its privacy controls as it seeks to combat consumer fears over what Silicon Valley is doing with people's data. Read more.
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Nearly three-quarters of businesses experienced at least one hacking incident in the last year: study

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Almost 70% of businesses experienced at least one hacking incident in the last year, according to a study of business risk managers released on Wednesday by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), part of Munich Re. Yet, more than half (55%) don’t ...
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High-Tech Attacks, High Cost: Data Breaches Cost Average of $3.8 Million Each

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Data breaches have become more common and more devastating, and the average incident now costs a company nearly $3.8 million, according to a new study. Read more.
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Retailers Take 197 Days To Detect Advanced Threat, Study Says

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Most common method of identifying them as advanced threats is a "gut feeling." Despite a string of high-profile breaches in recent history, the retail industry is still lagging behind on cybersecurity, according to research released today by Arbor Networks and the Ponemon Institute. Read More.
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4 Takeaways from the Pentagon’s New Cyber Strategy

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Strategy updates made to the Defense Department’s cyber plan for the first time since 2011. Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled a new cybersecurity strategy for the Pentagon last month, the first significant revision of the Defense Department’s cybersecurity strategy since it was issued in 2011. ...
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Should it be Mandatory to have an Independent Security Audit after a Breach?

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InfoSec Community Forums Security breaches seem to be the norm now. Home Depot, Target, Sony, JP Morgan Chase to name a few who have been in the recent past, victim of "sophisticated" system compromise which ultimately lead to sensitive information leaked to the open. It ...
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How boards can get ahead of cybersecurity risk

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Even the best-run companies will face a crisis. In today’s technology-driven environment, that crisis will likely be a cyber attack. Whether the situation has a severe impact on a company often depends on the board’s preparedness. Smart boards know that the best offense is a ...
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Barclays blasted over ‘catastrophic’ theft of thousands of customer files

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Files containing names, addresses, medical details and NI numbers have allegedly been sold for use by scammer. Barclays is under scrutiny by regulators and could face a hefty fine after thousands of confidential customer files were stolen in a data breach described as catastrophic by ...
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Top priorities for corporate boards

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According to the EY Center for Board Matters, the Top Corporate Board Priorities in 2015 include: • Cybersecurity. Board members were increasingly held accountable, and in some cases ousted, for improperly managing cybersecurity risks in 2014 – risks that will continue to proliferate in 2015. ...
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