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Data Breach Jigsaw

- Varying state data breach notification laws make it difficult for companies to navigate the legal landscape in the event of a security incident.

DATA BREACH VICTIMS

- A recent report jointly conducted by Experian and the Ponemon Institute surveyed consumers who were victims of data breaches. In the report, The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consumer Sentiment, 63 percent of consumers said they believe the company where the data breach occurred should be obligated to provide identity theft protection to affected parties, and 67 percent wanted compensation such as cash, products, or services.

DATA BREACHES

- Verizon identified nine patterns that describe 92 percent of the confirmed data breaches it collected in 2013. Learn about these patterns and gain insight into cyber espionage and denial-of-service attacks in the company’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.

Cyber Crime, Security and Digital Intelligence

- This original and creative book describes the risks to data and systems—from inside jobs to complex external attacks—and presents some defensive strategies.  

Windows XP Goes Dark

- Microsoft abandons patches for Windows XP, and a healthcare group protects against dangerous e-mail.

Cybersecurity

- The 2014 Security Threat Report from Sophos explores the latest trends in cybersecurity and the most malicious threats to enterprises, government, and individuals on a global scale. The report looks at risks like targeted threats to financial accounts, Android malware, and the end of support updates for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system.

Morning Security Brief: Increased U.S. Military Presence in Europe, Target Defends IT Security, and Potential Passport Fraud

- President Obama announces a $1 billion security fund for increased security in Europe. Target releases a letter to the SEC just ahead of its annual shareholders meeting, detailing its efforts to protect customer data. And the GAO releases a report outlining circumstances in which potentially fraudulent passports were issued.

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

- Amid the sea of information technology and computer books destined to line the shelves of security professionals, this one is uniquely crafted to aid truly long-term planning.

Cyber Experts Talk Trends

- Cybersecurity experts point out that personal information is a profitable commodity for criminals, and it professionals need to protect their networks throughout the entire supply chain.

Global Cyber Risk

- Under Cyber Attack: EY’s Global Information Security Survey 2013, a report from Ernst and Young, describes the cyber risks facing today’s business world and offers some strategies for addressing them.

Morning Security Brief: Stabbing Rampage at High School, Heartbleed Bug Updates, And More

- A student has been charged as an adult after stabbing 21 at a Pennsylvania high school yesterday morning. The Heartbleed flaw has experts scrambling to find a solution for both Web site owners and users. And a software engineer says he warned the University of Maryland of their security flaw four months before the school was hacked.

Morning Security Brief: UMD Data Breach Update, GAO Report on Critical Infrastructure, and Job Sites Hacked

- University of Maryland's president testified that the school has made improvements to its cybersecurity. DHS is making progress on its industry partnerships to protect critical infrastructure, and Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com are being targeted by malware.

Data Protection

- The IT Risk/Reward Barometer, conducted by the nonprofit global association ISACA, examines the gaps between what people believe and what they do when it comes to the Internet and sharing information online. For example, people tend to fear that their information is at risk, but most continue to be careless with their passwords.
 




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