In the first six months of 2012, 36 percent of targeted attacks focused on small businesses of fewer than 250 employees, and there were an average of 58 attacks per day, according to a new research report. At the end of 2011, small businesses were on the receiving end of only 18 percent of such attacks.
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If you’ve been scanning the headlines or watching the evening news, you may have heard that tens of thousands of Internet users in the U.S. – hundreds of thousands around the world – will be cut off from the Internet on Monday, July 9, after servers set up at the bequest of the U.S. government go dark. That’s bad, right? Well, maybe not.
The United States Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision, ruling that the IT security system used by a domestic bank was not “commercially reasonable” to protect its customers.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is warning that the U.S. government hasn’t lived up to promises to protect the privacy of Medicare patients who use the federal government’s Prescription Drug Benefit and not following through on promises to audit organizations that store patient health information.
Independent business owners may find themselves deep in debt after hackers wipe out their bank accounts, with banks reluctant to recoup losses caused by online attacks, according to a report in the New York Times.
If a newly released survey is any indication, publicized data breaches aren’t enough to prompt small businesses to better protect their customer or employee data.
A survey released this week by The Hartford found 85 percent of small business owners believe a data breach is unlikely and often lacked even basic measures to secure sensitive data.
Loose security protecting voice mailboxes at mobile carrier AT&T provided a key element necessary to successfully hack the Google Enterprise Apps account of tech firm CloudFlare, according to an account of the hack posted by CEO Matthew Prince.
Regulation is not the answer. That’s what the CISO of Regions Bank, Michele B. Cantley repeatedly responded with when asked what the government can do to improve the financial sector’s current security climate in a hearing hosted by the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises this morning.
The House Committee on Financial Services is hosting a hearing tomorrow in which they will explore the various cyber threats targeting capital markets and government sponsored enterprises.