Data security breaches

  • January 04, 2007 04 Jan'07

    Cisco software vulnerable to attack

    Cisco's Clean Access software and Clean Access Manager are at risk to attack. A malicious user can access a database snapshot and download it without authentication.

  • December 18, 2006 18 Dec'06

    Criminals find safety in cyberspace

    A new report from McAfee shows how criminals are enjoying a sense of safety and anonymity in cyberspace that they never had on the street. And they're making more money.

  • December 15, 2006 15 Dec'06

    Review: Reconnex's iGuard needs improvements

    Reconnex's iGuard is maturing, though it still needs some usability improvements such as wizards, customizable reports and the ability to drill down on the graphs.

  • December 15, 2006 15 Dec'06

    Schneier: Data breach at UCLA barely newsworthy

    This week in Security Blog Log: Security luminary Bruce Schneier and others sound off on the UCLA data breach that exposed 800,000 people to identity fraud.

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    Data breach at Boeing exposes 382,000 employees

    The third theft of a Boeing laptop in the last 13 months has exposed the data of nearly 400,000 employees and retirees.

  • December 12, 2006 12 Dec'06

    Hacker exploits UCLA database

    University staff notified over 800,000 potential victims after the discovery of the breach on Nov. 21.

  • December 04, 2006 04 Dec'06

    Security Bytes: Phishing worm spreads through MySpace

    In other news: Security researchers warn of a new flaw in Microsoft Windows and EveryDNS is hit by a massive botnet attack.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Insider security threats come in many forms

    Insiders could be the greatest threat to a company's security. The best defense is to let them know Big Brother is watching and a plan to deal with troublemakers.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    Survey: Data breach costs surge

    A new study by the Ponemon Institute finds a 31% increase in the costs associated with a data breach.

  • October 19, 2006 19 Oct'06

    Feds get a D plus for data security

    An epidemic of data security breaches has swept across the federal government since early 2003, according to the House Committee on Government Reform.

  • September 28, 2006 28 Sep'06

    On privacy laws, every state is one of confusion

    While California's SB-1386 once seemed like a lone beacon in the night, many states now have laws that attempt to protect consumers' sensitive data. However, it's getting increasingly difficult to comply with the unique regulations in nearly two ...

  • September 26, 2006 26 Sep'06

    Symantec Dark Vision app monitors underground IRC servers

    The research project keeps tabs on the hacker underground, providing new insight on activities like credit card theft and spamming. Likely a compelling law-enforcement tool, for now the security giant is keeping it under wraps.

  • September 14, 2006 14 Sep'06

    Are companies ready to trust DHS database?

    DHS is trying to convince private companies that any information submitted to the National Asset Database will be protected. It remains to be seen if the agency is succeeding.

  • August 31, 2006 31 Aug'06

    Survey: Data breaches difficult to spot, prevent

    IT pros worry that false positives and a lack of resources are preventing them from blocking data breaches, according to a survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute.

  • August 31, 2006 31 Aug'06

    Potential data security law causes concern

    Experts say any attempt by Congress to prescribe data security procedures in legislation would be a disaster. But a standard for the disclosure of data breaches is sorely needed.