Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, BAE Systems launches a corporate security analysis service to assist companies with social risk monitoring, while Arbor Networks appoints its first chief technology and security officer.
FBI Director James Comey's Jan. 7 defense of the bureau's attribution of the Sony Pictures hack to North Korea hasn't silenced many information security experts, who argue that the scant evidence divulged to date proves nothing.
French authorities continue to investigate the Jan. 7 attack in Paris that claimed the lives of a dozen, including journalists and police officers. Information security experts say that cyber-forensic skills are crucial for finding the perpetrators.
Ninety percent of even the largest global firms are susceptible to targeted attacks. And if adversaries want to get in, they can, says Peter George, CEO of Fidelis Security Systems, who discusses new security strategies.
With the FBI reportedly investigating whether any U.S. financial services firms waged illegal hack-back efforts after DDoS attacks, some security experts contend that hacking back is a bad idea because the cyber-retaliation could cause more problems.
The biggest 2014 U.S. health data breaches listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that security incidents are stemming from a variety of causes, according to a new infographic, which highlights patient risks and takeaways for healthcare organizations.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai praises employees' actions in the wake of the "vicious" attack against Sony Pictures, which the FBI has attributed to North Korea, using evidence that the White House says will stay classified.
Microsoft says it's prepping a patch for a Windows vulnerability that was recently disclosed by Google. The search giant's 90-day deadline for vendors to patch bugs has drawn both condemnation and praise from the information security community.
Holding North Korea responsible for the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, President Obama on Jan. 2 imposed sanctions on 10 individuals and three entities associated with the North Korean government.
The FTC has approved a final order settling charges that Snapchat, which offers a photo messaging app, deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service.
New comments from the CEO of Sony Pictures about the film studio's response in the aftermath of a massive cyber-attack highlight the need for all organizations to ensure their business continuity plans specifically address cyber-attack risks.